View Full Version : CZ 527 FS .222, .22 Hornet or 5.56 mm?

November 7, 2008, 05:32 PM
I bought a CZ 492 FS and was so impressed with it I bought a 550 FS in .308 with a Meopta scope and was really impressed. I have decided to buy a 527 FS and put a Leupold 2-7 VX II scope on it. My original decision was for it to be in .22 Hornet. I have two Hornets and like the caliber- it is fun to shoot but you have to be careful reloading not to damage the cases. I have a .222 and like it also- it is a real tack driver and easy to reload- in fact I just neck size the brass and it just goes on forever. I don't have a .223/ 5.56 mm so I started thinking that maybe I should rethink my decision. Maybe the .223/ 5.56 mm would be the way to go and then what is wrong with the .222?

Anyway I would appreciate any constructive suggestions in the choice of caliber and also the scope.

Kindest regards,


November 7, 2008, 05:43 PM
You meant 452 FS right?

Since you already have a 222 and a few Hornets I think it’s kind of a no brainer to go with the 223. I'd stay with a medium powered variable with 3-9 being the largest. Not being a target rifle I think going any bigger than that kind of upsets the balance of the rifle and its intended use.


November 7, 2008, 07:14 PM
If you have to choose get the 5.56, cheap ammo, shoots fast, and all around fun. I have a 22 hornet and i love the [email protected] thing but a 250 yard shot is pushing it. Fun as hell to play around with though. I've shot a hawk and crane with it and it left 3 inch exit wounds in them. Downside to the hornet is ammo is extremely expensive. And i can't say much on the .222, really haven't looked into it. You might want to consider a 22-250 fun gun to shoot also, just throwing it out there.

November 7, 2008, 07:20 PM
If he wants the 527 FS he has only the hornet, 222, and 223 to choose from in the factory chamberings.


November 7, 2008, 07:21 PM
Oh in the case 5.56 has my pick as it's easier and i would imagine less expensive to find ammo than the other two.