Beautiful CZ, the CZ Ebony - Gunner Forum
Gunner Forum

Beautiful CZ, the CZ Ebony

This is a discussion on Beautiful CZ, the CZ Ebony within the Gun Pictures forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; This is a CZ you're unlikely to see around, since it is a distributor exclusive and only a few in the country at this time. ...


Go Back   Gunner Forum > Gunner Forum > Gun Pictures

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
Posts: 6,001
Beautiful CZ, the CZ Ebony

This is a CZ you're unlikely to see around, since it is a distributor exclusive and only a few in the country at this time. My local dealer signed up for one back in January at the Shot Show and was actually surprised to get one, last week. (I know he had me in mind - he knows me all too well.) In fact, the only reviews I could find on this one were in New Zealand and England.

Anyway, here it is, a CZ 527 Ebony edition in .223. Definitely not your usual CZ 527, so thought I would share it with you.



It's called the Ebony because of the ebony grip and forearm caps.




Tasteful checkering patter, too, not found on a standard 527. Not the sculpting on the cheekpiece.



The barrel is also a bit unusual with its faceted ripple twist exterior, showing it's hammer forged origins.


The action received extra polishing and a jeweled bolt. This is the smoothest 527 I've seen out of the box, though like all 527s, it will get smoother with use.


I also like the redesigned trigger guard and flush fitting 3 round magazine, though I can still use 5 round mags. This came as a response to customer complaints as to looks with the 5 mag and old trigger guard style, as seen in our 527 221 in the top gun.


If I have one tiny bit of disappointment with this gun it's the fact that it does NOT have a 1 in 9 twist, as per the CZ American website. It has a 1 in 12 like the older 527s in 223. I'd rather have a 1 in 9 to shoot 60 grain plus bullets in a 223, but, to be honest, not a big deal since I have 25 caliber guns that pick up that chore, nicely.

All in all, a very nice addition to our CZ collection. Should see a lot of range use, later this spring, right alongside our 527 in 221 Fireball.
north country gal is offline  
Register

Welcome to Gunner Forum - a friendly gun forum for gun owners.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the Gunner Forum family!

Old 02-05-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Happy Pappy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2014
From: SE PA
Posts: 463
You need to change your name from NCG to CZM, short for CZ Magnet. You really live the motto.
Happy Pappy is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
Posts: 6,001
I think I'd have to battle it out with 303 on that one.
north country gal is offline  
 
Old 02-05-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
KimberLover's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,145
NCG, you are the most lucky person I know of.
The wood work on that CZ is beyond belief.
I am amazed that it is possible to cut that pattern on the grip and forearm.
Absolutely indescribable!
KimberLover is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 12:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
303Lithgow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: Washington State
Posts: 16,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by north country gal View Post
I think I'd have to battle it out with 303 on that one.
No I'm a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to CZ's. I see it comes with rings. What scope are you going to put on it?
303Lithgow is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 12:34 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
303Lithgow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: Washington State
Posts: 16,373
So I take it the new 527 can take the old 5-round mags but the older 527's can't take the 3-round mags?
303Lithgow is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 12:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
moakes58's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 4,728
Thanks NCG! I was very happy with my single shot Rossi.

Until you showed me that new one of yours! It is a beauty.

I have a couple questions, as usual.

What is the barrel length on the new .223 527 & does it have that 2 stage trigger? I am also curious to see how it does with the steel-cased rounds.

I have to go back now & drool some more.

Last edited by moakes58; 02-05-2015 at 12:52 PM.
moakes58 is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 01:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
Posts: 6,001
303, pretty sure you can use the 3 round mags in the older 527s, though that trigger guard flange might make it tough to grab the mag.

Still undecided on a scope, though I'm leaning to something in gloss, say a 4-12x with AO, since I will be shooting this at 200 yards.

Thanks, KL. Not sure how they do it, but a nice touch on the checkering.

Moakes, oh yeah, all 527s, including this one, have that fabulous single set trigger. In fact, it's standard on all CZ center fires. You can shoot these, either way. Without the set trigger, pull is about 2.5 pounds or so. With the set, about a pound or less.

Barrel length comes out to 21.8". No, the chamber is not cut for steel ammo on the 223 and with the availability of cheap 223 brass ammo, I have no need for it. We have about a lot of the cheap PMC stuff that I want to get shot up. My older 527 in 223 did fairly well with that stuff, around an inch and a half. With good factory varmint stuff, though, under an inch, no problem. I suspect this one will do likewise.

If you want a CZ that can shoot steel ammo, get the 527 Carbine in 7.62x39. It is specifically cut to shoot the steel ammo.
north country gal is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 01:12 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2014
From: colorado
Posts: 5,644
Now that gun fits the signature!
Dennis H is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
303Lithgow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: Washington State
Posts: 16,373
It looks like the magazine floorplate would hit the trigger guard flange. But I'm just going by your pictures. Your new one sure is a looker.
303Lithgow is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 03:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Nutty Ned's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: NC
Posts: 580
Very nice
Nutty Ned is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 05:47 PM   #12
Super Moderator
 
RetiredSeabee's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Harrisburg, North Carolina
Posts: 4,269
Wow...just Wow...you... Wow....Damn it I am speechless. Just Wow!
RetiredSeabee is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 02:37 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
wolfpack65's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Central NC
Posts: 348
NCG - that is one beautiful rifle!!
Color me green.
wolfpack65 is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 08:17 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Las Vegas / SW Florida
Posts: 2,314
Well, I think I'm ready for the loony place.

I almost swore I would never buy a bolt action rifle. I did. The CZ 452 American from Whittakers.

I really swore I'd never buy another rifle but possibly, remotely possibly, another 22lr. Never another caliber that I don't shoot. Especially not a 223 even though all my buddies have them and love them.

After looking at your Ebony, my mind went out the window. It told my body, now there's a rifle that is not only beautiful, but you would like to shoot too. Reasoning?? Since it's a bolt, and make sure you use the 3 round mags, it would take you forever and a day to go through 100 rounds. Hence you won't be paying an arm and a leg for ammo, and you won't need to borrow a bunker or two from 303 to store it in. After a break in period, 500 rounds of "good stuff" should do it.

Well, my body listened to my mind. I thought I'd never find one, but my first look was Gunbroker and they had two. So I thought I'd wait a while to see if anymore would show up in a few days or so. So, I continued to look through the others places that I have dealt with. Lo and behold, Bud's has them. So after doing a bid or two, I completed the purchase.

My mind and body thanks you NCG, even though my wallet wants to use you as target practice.
Calamity Sue is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 08:26 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
303Lithgow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: Washington State
Posts: 16,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calamity Sue View Post
Well, I think I'm ready for the loony place.

I almost swore I would never buy a bolt action rifle. I did. The CZ 452 American from Whittakers.

I really swore I'd never buy another rifle but possibly, remotely possibly, another 22lr. Never another caliber that I don't shoot. Especially not a 223 even though all my buddies have them and love them.

After looking at your Ebony, my mind went out the window. It told my body, now there's a rifle that is not only beautiful, but you would like to shoot too. Reasoning?? Since it's a bolt, and make sure you use the 3 round mags, it would take you forever and a day to go through 100 rounds. Hence you won't be paying an arm and a leg for ammo, and you won't need to borrow a bunker or two from 303 to store it in. After a break in period, 500 rounds of "good stuff" should do it.

Well, my body listened to my mind. I thought I'd never find one, but my first look was Gunbroker and they had two. So I thought I'd wait a while to see if anymore would show up in a few days or so. So, I continued to look through the others places that I have dealt with. Lo and behold, Bud's has them. So after doing a bid or two, I completed the purchase.

My mind and body thanks you NCG, even though my wallet wants to use you as target practice.
And everyone thought it was me. I'm proud of you Calamity.

You are going to love the .223 caliber. You can shoot it beyond 100 yards and really expect it to hit something. Don't forget to post a range report.
303Lithgow is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 08:35 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Las Vegas / SW Florida
Posts: 2,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by 303Lithgow View Post
And everyone thought it was me. I'm proud of you Calamity.

You are going to love the .223 caliber. You can shoot it beyond 100 yards and really expect it to hit something. Don't forget to post a range report.
The rifle was the easy part. Yes, I expect to shoot at 200 yards here in FL, which is the max, and quite possibly much further at NV. I think the furthest at my range in NV is 1000 yards. I'll have to check.

My dinky 3-9 Nikon isn't gonna let me see much at 200 yards and beyond. In other words I'll see too much. I'll check out what one of my shooting buddies has. I know he likes Nikon. He only has 15-20 scoped 223's.
Calamity Sue is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 08:45 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
Posts: 6,001
Gee, maybe I should call Bud's and ask for a commission. Look at it this way. Even if you never shoot it, it is still fun holding a rifle like this and just pretending to shoot it. That's probably all I'll be able to do for a couple months, but it still is fun.

If you get OCD and try to take the gun apart, let me know. The 527 is not a typical bolt gun as far as getting it back together. Should never be a need to do more than slip out the bolt, anyway, and that is a breeze. Just in case you get crazy, though, I'm here for you ...

Even with the cheap PMC bulk stuff, any CZ 223 will still shoot inch and a half at 100 yards. With decent factory ammo, under an inch no prob.

Like the FS or the American, the Ebony is not a true bench rest rifle. These are six pound plus sporters, not varmint rigs. I like a good 3-9x on these rifles to keep things balanced as far as handling and looks and, for me, 9x is more than enough for 200 yard work. From experience I've found that 6x or 7x is my threshold for 100 yard work. I can squeeze most of the accuracy out of my bolt guns at 6 or 7x at 100 yards. More than that doesn't tighten groups up that much more. In fact, once I hit 12x on these small light rifles, gets to be a real pain to steady the rifle. That's me, though. Your mileage may differ.

PS: If you really want to burn up ammo, the Ebony can use the 5 round mags. Did I mention you're going to love that 527 set trigger?

Last edited by north country gal; 02-18-2015 at 08:56 AM.
north country gal is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 09:18 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Las Vegas / SW Florida
Posts: 2,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by north country gal View Post
Gee, maybe I should call Bud's and ask for a commission. Look at it this way. Even if you never shoot it, it is still fun holding a rifle like this and just pretending to shoot it. That's probably all I'll be able to do for a couple months, but it still is fun.

If you get OCD and try to take the gun apart, let me know. The 527 is not a typical bolt gun as far as getting it back together. Should never be a need to do more than slip out the bolt, anyway, and that is a breeze. Just in case you get crazy, though, I'm here for you ...

Even with the cheap PMC bulk stuff, any CZ 223 will still shoot inch and a half at 100 yards. With decent factory ammo, under an inch no prob.

Like the FS or the American, the Ebony is not a true bench rest rifle. These are six pound plus sporters, not varmint rigs. I like a good 3-9x on these rifles to keep things balanced as far as handling and looks and, for me, 9x is more than enough for 200 yard work. From experience I've found that 6x or 7x is my threshold for 100 yard work. I can squeeze most of the accuracy out of my bolt guns at 6 or 7x at 100 yards. More than that doesn't tighten groups up that much more. In fact, once I hit 12x on these small light rifles, gets to be a real pain to steady the rifle. That's me, though. Your mileage may differ.

PS: If you really want to burn up ammo, the Ebony can use the 5 round mags. Did I mention you're going to love that 527 set trigger?
As I might have mentioned before, I like to investigate new things before I take the plunge. I spent 3-4 hours after I saw your pics. Yes I know about the single set trigger after reading about it in the CZ catalog that I downloaded. Seems nifty to someone like me that has a hard time figuring out the stock from the barrel.

Thanks for the scope info. I thought I'd try out one of my Nikons 3-9 X 40 mm Rimfires on it first before I spend the bucks on a new scope. I know when I shoot my 10/22's at 100 yards, it's fun, and a lot more accurate than I expected. I can still see the target pretty well, and I use Shoot 'n C targets so I can tell pretty easy where the round is hitting. I would think that at twice that distance it would be much harder to see. Well, time will tell.

I don't want to use "cheap" ammo, ever in this baby. I haven't a clue what I mean though. I know I've purchased a lot of 223 for my friends. Mostly at Walmarts, and mostly Fed's in 100 round boxes that are purple and gold. I think they are around $40/C here. My buddies also tried the Tul's in 20 round, but wouldn't pay the price for the Rem that was popular here also. I know I don't want to use Tulammo, but I don't know what to buy right now. All my buddies now reload their 223's and love doing it. Whatever I shoot, I guess I better save the empties, eh??

Any suggestions on what ammo to use to start with will be greatly appreciated.

In my search, I also saw several You Tubes showing the rifle with a sling and a tripod. Any thoughts on the tripod?? I usually use a Caldwell Tack Driver with kitty litter when shooting my 10/22's, although I did put a tripod on my MP 15-22 that works very nicely.

By the way, Bud's cash price was $816. I used "make an offer" and they accepted $800. $30 for my FFL and I purchased shipping insurance, which I normally don't, for $8. So final cost will be $838. Just got an email from them that the rifle was sent to shipping. I thought the shop might be closed due to weather, but I guess not.

Thanks again. For everything.
Calamity Sue is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 11:24 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
Posts: 6,001
Well, I'm a traditionalist, which is another way of saying old fashioned. A sling for offhand work, sure. Putting such a beauty on a sled or, God forbid, attaching a bipod, never, not this gal. Now, if you mean shooting off a tripod or shooting stick for field work, fine, as long as you aren't attaching anything to the gun. Remember, the Ebony is an exquisitely balanced gun. Why would you want to sacrifice that by sticking a bipod off the front end? Then, too, a bipod is a one way street. A light gun like the Ebony will shoot differently with and without one attached to the rifle.

At the bench I'll be shooting mine, as with all my rifles at the bench, off a rest and sand bags. I can fine tune my shooting position this way far better than I can using a sled and, just as importantly, I can rest the rifle where it best likes to be rested for the sake of accuracy. Again, I am old school, but when it comes to accuracy, I find a sled is more a hinderance than a help. I would strongly suggest learning how to correctly use bags at the bench.

You can use a Nikon Rimfire at 100 yards, but be sure to get your eye exactly centered behind the eyepieces for the sake of parallax, each and every shot. Going with the standard, non-rimifre 3-9x Prostaff will eliminate that issue. For 200 yard work, I'd strongly suggest not using a rimfire scope. A standard 3-9 big game or 4-12 varmint scope is a better choice. Shooting at 200 yards is hard enough without complicating things with the parallax issue you'll get with a rimfire scope.

For factory ammo in 1 in 12 CZs I've shot and also in my 1 in 12 Encore pistol barrel, the Hornady V Max loads up to 55 grains in weight have been my go to factory ammo. Never failed to print under an inch when I've done my part. Federal Premiums are even better, but they are crazy expensive and much harder to find than the Hornady ammo.



Nothing wrong with shooting PMC 55 grain FMJs in your CZ. They're usually about $7 per box of 20. The American Eagle 50 grain JHPs are also good, prices somewhere between the PMC stuff and the Hornady.

Last edited by north country gal; 02-18-2015 at 11:27 AM.
north country gal is offline  
Old 02-18-2015, 11:33 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Las Vegas / SW Florida
Posts: 2,314
Thanks again. When I play Rambo with my MP 15-22, I like the bipod. I've never even considered it on any of my 10/22's. I won't either with the 527. What I know about parallax I thought the rimfire scope had it's limitations. I'll just have to look at the "big game" scopes at the box stores to get an idea of what I might want later. In the meantime, I'll put the rimfire on it and enjoy it at 100 yards and under. My buddies usually shoot at 100 yards here so I'll have company. Also, as I mentioned, they like the Nikon and I know they have a variety of them, besides the rimfire.
Calamity Sue is offline  
Reply

  Gunner Forum > Gunner Forum > Gun Pictures


Search tags for this page
any review on new cz ebony traditioal in .223
,

cz 527 ebony

,

cz 527 ebony edition

,
cz 527 ebony edition for sale
,

cz 527 ebony edition review

,
cz 527 ebony for sale
,

cz 527 ebony review

,

cz 527 exclusive ebony edition 223 rem

,
cz 527 exclusive ebony review
,

cz 550 exclusive ebony edition review

,

cz ebony

,
cz ebony edition 223 review
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Gunner Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beautiful Flattop gunman42782 Single Action Revolvers 6 03-10-2011 06:40 PM
Gabon Ebony Bisley Grips caryc Gun Pictures 6 11-25-2008 04:15 PM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List


Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2012 Gunner Forum. All rights reserved.