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Thread: Zastava....... build........

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    Zastava....... build........

    Well after I blew up my 300wm 98 Mauser with an overloaded case of AR2208, it was time for a new Mauser for my old parts to drop onto.

    When the 300 blew up I lost the action and bolt. The rest of the rifle was largely undamaged (I haven't had the barrel checked yet though) but I decided that it was time for a change in calibre.

    The Zastava caught my eye some time ago. A stainless version of one of greatest bolt designs of all time makes for one durable, safe, rugged (and hopefully accurate) tool.

    With so many people customising Remingtons, Tikkas, Savages etc due to a surplus in aftermarket parts, I think the Mauser gets overlooked because of the designs age. A browse through most aftermarket companies part lists usually yields just as many parts for the Mauser 98 as the others.

    With a view to cutting my original 300wm weight to a minimum I had chosen or had the following done:

    Fluted the barrel, bolt and action,
    Bell and Carlson stock,
    Nitrex 3-15x42 scope,
    Timney sportsman trigger,
    Parker Hale aluminium bottom metal,
    Timney aluminium rings,
    Lightweight nylon sling.

    With the Zastava, I don't have the time to get any fluting done but that may happen in the future. But all those parts just bolted straight on.
    I swapped out the Nitrex for a 3-9 Redfield- being quite a bit lighter and im keen to try the ballistic reticle for a change. All up and with rubbish kitchen scales she appears to weigh around 3.4kg.

    Tomorrow we'll see how she shoots.
    - the 300.

    - the blown bolt












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    Lol how did you manage to blow it up? Why use 2208 in a .300 WM?

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    Looks cool

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    Very very nice
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    Oh yeah, this time I'm going with .270win.
    Below is a bit of fettling to the bolt release which looked a little un- finished.






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    Whoa, not sure what I'm looking at here.
    Barrels that "aren't fluted but are" in the photo
    Bolt photo that looks .....
    May have to clarify your photos, well for me at least
    cheers.
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    top one is 300 bottom is 270
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    Ahh.. cheers Toby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Lol how did you manage to blow it up? Why use 2208 in a .300 WM?
    I liked the metering quality and the space for projectiles. I wasn't going for excessive velocity, being a dial up hunting rifle for ranges out to 6-700, what's the point with excess velocity?
    I'm pretty sure I made a mistake with my bro's crappy powder scales (they are Lyman and if you've had anything to do with this particular model you'll know why) I was working up a load over the chrony and was sitting at 2950fps for a 165gr pill. My bro tried the next load and it blew with 3350fps registering on the chrony.

    A real good wake-up call. I was just glad Ben was ok and the Mauser's third bolt lug, gas vents and eye shield did their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Ahh.. cheers Toby.
    Sorry- read between the pics

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    another good reason to use a powder where max load roughly corresponds with 100% load density

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    Anyone out there with low talley rings on their Mauser? Mine are medium and I'm wondering if I can get that 42 sized scope bell closer to the barrel without touching?

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    I've got a standard one in 7mm mag.Shoots 160 Barnes tsx really well.

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    That bolt from the 300 doesnt look all that happy Brian. Is that what caused the problem with your eye?

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    FRST can you let me know which BC stock that is?
    I have the same gun in 308. no mods. but would prefer to change the stock, but not sure what would be compatible? Have you looked at any other option out there?

 

 

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