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Old April 21, 2019, 18:46   #1
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Zastava Mausers any opinions?q

I was dismayed to see CZ has pretty much gone to push feeders and want a Mannlicher Mauser in 06 or 308. I see Zastava makes them, anyone tried them, own any, have experience dealing with the company? Thanks for any info!

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Old April 22, 2019, 09:29   #2
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Can't be of much help, but I have a .22 bolt gun from them. Built like a tank, but needed some sharp edges removed along with a bit of polishing on the Bolt and action. Remington sold these for a while as their Model 5 I believe, but never did actually see one.

The centerfire Models were also sold by Remy as a Model 598?. I was interested, but couldn't find one of those to look at either.

At one time a few years ago, the Zastavia M70 Mauser was about the best bang for a buck available. Now, it looks like the prices are up to a level where it isn't much of a bargain anymore.

The reviews I've seen are generally quite good and the rifles are as handsome as any, but it seems they are getting popular and I would want to get my hands on one before I plunked $800 down for it.

Used CZ 550 FS's and new Ruger 77 Hawkeyes can be had at that price range. I have found both lightly used for several hundred dollars less.
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Old April 22, 2019, 18:20   #3
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Zastava Mausers

Have owned 3 or 4 over the years, one a Interarms Mark X, still own that one, great gun, very accurate in 7x57. Another a Herters J9 in 7 mm Magnum, another very accurate one. This was an early one, replaced trigger with one from an Interarms that had a side sliding safety. Last 2 were M48 and an early 1927 model? both full dress military. Barrels were both new, shot great. So Id have to say the ones Ive owned(own) have been great. YMMV
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Interarms Mark X actions are fantastic and can still be had for reasonable prices if you look around.
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Can't be of much help, but I have a .22 bolt gun from them. Built like a tank, but needed some sharp edges removed along with a bit of polishing on the Bolt and action. Remington sold these for a while as their Model 5 I believe, but never did actually see one.
Funny you mentioned it; it is the one I was talking about in http://falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439858.
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I read that thread, but didn't have any contribution of significant value to add.

I can now see why you asked the question. Those pogues are tighter and stiffer than the average 22. Love the twin extractors.

Firing a couple thousand rounds thru it will smooth it a bit, but I went at it with small Arkansas stones and Crocus cloth to smooth it up, magazines too.
Nothing drastic, just smoothed the sharp edges.

Got a 3-Pack of Rem Model 5 mags from Brownell's for it.

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