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Old 02-07-2024, 08:22 PM
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Default bullets for cz527 22hornet

What are the best bullet choices that will work in a cz527 22hornet magazine?
I picked up a new to me rifle, and had no light weight bullets on hand.

I found a partial box of Sierra 40grhp at my local gs to make some dummy rounds to check feeding/ejection with. I got them seated to 1.728" which is max to fit my magazine comfortably.

The bullet shoulder sits below the case mouth at the above seating depth. I have not run across this problem before, and wonder if this presents a problem other than looking just wrong.

What are the best available choices in 34-40 grainers? Are the choices limited to the stubby tipped bullets?
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Old 02-07-2024, 11:28 PM
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The 527 I had would only shoot the little stubby type. I found I believe a Speer spritzer it shot, but nothing even close to brag on. I have read where some have great luck, I never did. A 40 grain Vmax would key hole at 50.
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Old 02-08-2024, 12:42 AM
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I would try the Sierra 40gr Hornet bullet in .224 diameter. (They make it in .223 diameter also for older barrels). Nice short but accurate bullet.

https://www.sierrabullets.com/produc...0-gr-hornet-2/

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Old 02-08-2024, 12:52 PM
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[quote=MIBULLETS;311105]I would try the Sierra 40gr Hornet bullet in .224 diameter. (They make it in .223 diameter also for older barrels). Nice short but accurate bullet.

https://www.sierrabullets.com/produc...0-gr-hornet-2/[/

What MI said plus

Sierra also makes a 45 gr varminter. That shot well in my rifle.

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Old 02-08-2024, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the replies.
Looks like the 45gr Sierra's are available at a couple vendors for me to try.
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Old 02-08-2024, 04:16 PM
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If you can find some, the old Nosler 45gr Hornet solid base bullet shoots like a house afire in all the Hornets and K-Hornets I've owned. It has been by far the most accurate Hornet bullet I've ever tried. Even my Browning Low Wall K-Hornet shoots them into less than .2".

Sadly it's been discontinued for unknown reasons, but if you can find a stash, you'll be into Hornet-Heaven.
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Old 02-09-2024, 12:59 AM
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I've just been using the Hornady 45 grain Hornet bullets. The overall length is set by my Ruger 77/22 Hornets magazine length though as its magazine is the shortest of several different 22 Hornets here. With the CZ 527 Hornet magazines it not uncommon to remove 1/10th of an inch off of the back of the plastic rear magazine spacer so you can gain that 1/10th in your LOA. This helps some.
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Old 02-09-2024, 10:31 AM
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mine liked the 35 gr vmax bullets, you might try some of the new lesd free vmax bullets in 35 gr . ntx
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Old 02-09-2024, 06:45 PM
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I got great accuracy out of the 40 grain BK and Vmax. Both were going about 3100 fps in the CZ, using Lil'Gun and Small Pistol primers. Under .4 at 200 yards and about .7 at 300. The 35 grain bullets were fine to 100-125 yards but the groups blew up big time after that. The Barnes 36 grain VGs were good in two CZs, not good in two others.

Everything I shoot in a 22H is with Lil'Gun. Favourite load is 12.6 Lil'Gun, Fed SP primer, WW or Privi case, neck sized only and a 40 Grain BK or Vmax. Never found a 22H that would not shoot that load under an inch at 100 yards, from 2800 to 3100 FPS, depending on barrel length and chamber.
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Old 02-14-2024, 12:30 AM
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Default 22 hornet

I shoot a CZ 527 22 Hornet & have been for several years now. And the best bullet for my rifle. Is 35 grain V-Max bullets. It is about the only bullet I use in my CZ 517 22 Hornet now. Accuracy out to 100 yds to 200 yds is very good IMHO. I shoot this Rifle & Load quite often. .5 at 100 yds & under an inch at 200 yds. I hope You find a good load for Your Rifle
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