I have a CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39 I'm having rebarreled to 6.5 Grendel. I plan to use it for hunting, so I'd like to keep it semi light. I'll also be having it threaded for a suppressor, so I will need the barrel to be at least 0.700" behind the suppressor threads.
Right now for the stock, I'm looking at two options. I can use the original wood stock. The barrel diameter right in front of the stock is about 0.710", so if the new barrel didn't have a strong taper, the stock wouldn't need much inletting. It does have a small gap midway up the barrel channel from the rear sight. I can either live with that gap, inlet it to the point that the gap is gone and fill it in with a heavier barrel, or something in between.
The other option is to use a CZ 527 Varmint Kevlar stock. The barrel channel would be plenty big enough.
I guess what it's really coming down to is, do I want wood or composite... Decisions decisions...
Any input is appreciated.
I think the wood would look great FWIW
Can't wait to see the finished product too!
I'm now leaning more toward the composite stock, largely for durability purposes. The comb on the Carbine stock is also a bit lower for the iron sights. It's doable with a scope, but the composite stock is nicer.
Only thing is I don't want a barrel quite as heavy as the varmint barrel. Since this is going to be a hunting rifle, I don't want the barrel that heavy. But, it will need to be just slightly heavier than the Carbine barrel. That means I'll have an oversize barrel channel, but I don't think that will bother me. So picture the below rifle with a slightly heavier barrel, suppressor, no sights, and different scope:
Did you find see through rings for that? I'm looking at a 527, but am not sure if I can find see through rings to still use the irons...
i dont have a CZ rifle, but i like where your going w/ your project
i have seen one w/ a H-S Precision Kevlar stock. it would def. be more durable than a wood stock.
although wood stocks still have there place
found a pic of one...
it looks nice, cant wait to see yours
I dont know why, but for CZ rifles, i have always liked the mannlicher style stocks ( a good tiger striped walnut)