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Thread: Zastava M85 .223

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    Zastava M85 .223

    Anybody on here own one or used one. Just after opinions on overall finish and accuracy. Thanks.
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    buy it...dont hesitate...just buy it...feed it reloads not overly hot and be a happy man...I will NEVER sell mine,its killed a whole heap of animals for me with never an issue. work the bolt for some time to smooth out any wee rough spots,rebed it as it will be pressure point bedded and touch at front of stock. mine will poke nearly every 45-60 grn load Ive tried into similar poi and stay inside an inch all day long.

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    Just bought one, will report back once I've given it a go. After an accuracy check, it's off to get threaded for the ODL can I have left over from the good old days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Just bought one, will report back once I've given it a go. After an accuracy check, it's off to get threaded for the ODL can I have left over from the good old days
    Going to get it re crowned while it's threaded?

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    The only thing I don't like is the dinky little bolt handle....but other than that,great little rifles and reasonably well made.....

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    Had one for about 8 years and I love it, bedded it recrowned it after threading and its a 1/2 moa with 55 gr reloads and 3/4 with belmonts 62 which are cheaper than the roll your own.
    Fixed the tiny bolt handle with epoxy and fibreglass.
    The only thing that could be better is with a scope fat fingers find the internal mag a bit fiddly but it does hold 6.
    The guy who threaded it said he had never encountered steel as hard before in a barrel.
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    I've had one for a few years now. Really like it, critters not so much. I like the small bolt handle. I like the small everything including group size.
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    Thinking about getting a Zastava M70 in 270.
    Anyone have experience?
    Is it similar to a M85?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthetic View Post
    Thinking about getting a Zastava M70 in 270.
    Anyone have experience?
    Is it similar to a M85?

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    I have one in 7mmRM. Fairly similar. Would not hesitate to buy another one.
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    got the big brother in .308 and love that one too...one thing to note is its best to keep barrels well oiled as the dreaded red dust comes a calling if you dont.

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    Anybody seen or used one in 7.62x39?

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    Thanks all for replies to original post. Have made decision on purchase, freight is near on impossible so will wait till in area that's got what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthetic View Post
    Thinking about getting a Zastava M70 in 270.
    Anyone have experience?
    Is it similar to a M85?

    Thanks
    they are an m98 action so more like the old mausers
    i have one in 6.5x55 would like one in 8x57 ....but they just dont bring them in

 

 

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