This link might be of interest to those who own one of these unique ‘micro’ Mausers. For those who haven’t seen one, the CZ action is a modest reworking of the historic Model 98, properly scaled down for the small centre-fire cartridges. Since 2007 CZ have produced a couple of true left-hand actions, and given folks like me a chance to own what’s almost a 98K at last. I thought I’d go to my grave without ever adding a shootable Mauser to my armoury. The M98 is such an important milestone that it surprises me that so few people have one, and appear to prefer the SMLE.
I thought the PakGuns website would also interest the rifle shooters on here. It has a spirit of optimism, with maybe a younger age profile than most of the british sites. What’s reassuring is the message it gives that shooting has world wide appeal, and everyone outside the heaven of the USA. has to struggle with the same shortage of supply and over-regulation.
To give an idea of this, at current PKR exchange rates the poster claims he’s had to pay a staggering 260K (which is £1900) for his new CZ 527. That’s three times the price in the UK … and we think we’re being shafted by the dealers over here. Optics seem to be a bit cheaper … only £440 for a Leupold AR 4.5-14x40 T2…. which is £550 @ Uttings website.
What struck me about the PakGuns site was the unfailingly courteous and polite nature of the exchanges and general banter going on in the various forums. It's so civil. I couldn’t find any instances of the bickering and brinkmanship which sometimes spoils the Stalking Directory for everyone. Something else too … the standard of written English is better in PG than on SD This is a bit worrying if it’s their second language, as I assume it is. The humour is different, but once you've cottoned on it's well worth the effort put into understanding it.
The linkto the main rifle forum is:-