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    zastava 243

    anyone have one of these zastava rifles?
    What are they worth ?
    the good the bad and the ugly ? any info appreciated.
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    Pretty sure "gadgetman "on here is who you want to talk to .
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    I've got a 7 mm mag one with a plastic stock.Shoots very well. Paid 500 for it but magnums always seem to be cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I've got a 7 mm mag one with a plastic stock.Shoots very well. Paid 500 for it but magnums always seem to be cheaper.
    That was far to cheap you should pay the seller another $300 or so.

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    I have one in 308, with work it shoots really well, BEWARE though. the action is a long action and the 308 and 243 are medium meaning they put a block in the mag. this is all well and good if the damn things would feed reliably, I find with mine i have to use fmj or sharper spitzers. but again, once you get a round in the chamber mine will shoot sub MOA.

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    Friend bought one at my recommedation.
    Scoped/suppressed - she loves it. Its taken care of MANY goats and deer.

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    they can be a bit hit and miss most are good and have a few mates with them in a range of cals 5 rifles owned by close friends out of them there is one 270 that just wont shoot and we are slowly getting it down its gone from shooting 4 inch groups at 100 to 1.5 but still has things that need fixing the other 4 are extremely good

    another great option is the marlin x7 I have one myself and know of a few people with them and never herd anything bad on the internet so that's always a good thing great adjustable trigger to

    the best part is $700 new ($800 for stainless)

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    I used to own one M70 with the double set trigger in 8x57JS. When I loaded the mag the rounds on the bottom where sliding back an forth. Had to solder 2 plates in the mag to stop them sliding around. But it was an early Yugo.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    yeah i was looking at the x7, hunting and fishing have them for 799 with scope . but one cant help but be attracted to the look of a wooden stock
    Not a whole lot of info online about the zastava, but what i have found seems to be good . Looks like there are more good ones out there rather than bad ones , Does anyone know who retails them in nz? i had a google but didnt come up with much?

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    My 17hmr is a Zastava barrel and action, in Remi laminated stock. I got it secondhand so not sure, but they may be sold as something other than Zastava
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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    That was far to cheap you should pay the seller another $300 or so.
    The seller has more rifles than a bull can shit. Good to see you getting rid of a few
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    If a shooter from the states can chime in...I just purchased a Zastava 7.62x39. Problems right out of the box. difficulty in closing the bolt on some rounds, sometimes extreme difficulty in opening and on occasion a couple three failures to extract. The main problems were that out of the first 50 or so rounds fired only about 30 went bang on the first try, recocking the bolt (Double tap) and firing the second time would cause it to fire. I Had about 3-4 where 4-5 taps never did fire. (Did in a differant rifle)
    I thought at first that it was an ammo problem so I gathered differant military surpllus as well as civilian ammo and same problem existed. I sent the rifle back for repairs which I have as yet to get back. (I was told 6-8 weeks) All in all I rate this particular Zastava a POS.
    Out of frustration I purchased a CZ 527 in 7.62x39 and what a great, smooth rifle plus it comes with a single set trigger. If and when I get the Zastava back it's up for sale.
    If I may add I love this round for a couple of reasons. It's cheap to shoot. It's accurate. It's a mid range round for medium size game and if push comes to shove I can and have reloaded the surplus steel cases if I can't find brass.
    Thanks for allowing my input. This is a great forum.
    Rog

 

 

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