Hey Sweet Shooter-
I just bought a Model 527 in 7.62x39mm last weekend. NIB at an auction. I am in the process of getting some rings and a scope for it. It sure feels good. I am looking forward to shooting it as soon as the glass gets here.
It MAY become my next Pig/deer gun, but I don't know if I would want to trust my Elk shot next year to it. We'll see how it compares to my Winchester 100 .308 over some different shooting situations.