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CZ Model 527 Lux .22 Hornet

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We liked the "big-game-rifle" appearance of the CZ Lux, and didn't mind the protruding magazine. This rifle had everything we liked and nothing we didn't. The single-set trigger was a big part of the package,but the rifle's light weight, fine balance, and modest cost won us over.

CZ Model 527 Lux .22 Hornet

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The stock was “Turkish” walnut with very little figure, finished with a soft material that left the wood pores not well filled. There was a checkered, hard-rubber butt plate, and sling swivels. The checkering was well done, if small, and serviceable. The stock also had a cheekpiece. Either you like the “Bavarian” shape of the stock or you don’t. If you are clever with wood tools, you could easily change the profile of the rear-most portion of the butt stock to be more angular, which some shooters prefer. All of our shooters liked the shape just fine. CZ offers several variants of the Hornet, one in traditional American styling for the same price, with scope rings and no iron sights. There is also a full-length-stocked Mannlicher version for a hundred dollars more.
The action was a miniature Mauser 98. All the metal was steel, and the machining was excellent. The checkering was a bit sparse, but worked well.
The CZ's controlled-feed bolt was slick and fed and ejected perfectly. The unset trigger was fully adjustable after removing the rifle from the stock. It needed adjusting, but we left it alone, and used the excellent set trigger for all our test shooting.
A careful look will show the wood pores reflecting light, indicating imperfect filling. However, this detracted little from the overall pleasant aura of the "Bavarian" styled CZ Lux.

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