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JUSTIN270
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New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm
      #222948 - 05/01/13 02:47 PM

Brand new fresh off the press Zasatva Mauser rifle
in the hard hitting 9.3x62mm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9.3%C3%9762mm

Pictured beside a 100ish year old 8x57mm mauser




A great value firearm & the amount it will be used ,icouldnt justify a more expensive Rifle.
But being built on a Mauser 98 action, it would be hard to improve on anyway.

The New Zastava rifles have nothing on the old Mark-Xs from the 1980s.
But its not too bad. The checkering is shocking. But will suite my needs as a bush bashing rifle.

Now just need to scope her up & sort out some ammo along with reloading gear.

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Edited by CptCurl (10/06/13 09:11 PM)


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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: JUSTIN270]
      #222954 - 05/01/13 08:41 PM

Nice bit of timber on the Zastava. The have a reputation as being an accurate rifle. Should serve you well.

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John303
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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: Rule303]
      #222971 - 06/01/13 02:31 AM

A friend of mine at my urging purchased one in .300 Win. Mag.

The wood was also very nice with fiddle-back the whole length, however the finish / checkering
and style is not to his liking. I volunteered make the stock more like that old Mauser and fix
up the checkering for him.

Accuracy is very good and he got a nice deer with it last year. At $495 Cdn. all in all it's a
bargain.

Enjoy the rifle Justin. --- John


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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: John303]
      #222977 - 06/01/13 04:42 AM

That Zastava is a good looking rifle.
I just checked and tradeexcanada seems to have sold all of their Zastava's . They must have had over 100 of them.

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John303
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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: DarylS]
      #222980 - 06/01/13 05:44 AM

Daryl - Tradeex still has Zastavas, they split Sporting Arms into Old / Used & New. Got fooled myself a while back. --- John

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: John303]
      #222989 - 06/01/13 08:11 AM

i,ll take the older one.......paul

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: pjaln]
      #222990 - 06/01/13 08:20 AM


Nothing wrong with the Zastava's.

A good entry level medium bore gun that
will do what 95% of shooters in this country
want them to do.


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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: 500Nitro]
      #222992 - 06/01/13 09:22 AM

The price in Oz?

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JUSTIN270
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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: gryphon]
      #222995 - 06/01/13 10:39 AM

Quote:

The price in Oz?



Plastic stocked rifles are about $590
Wood about $750. Tasmanian prices tend to be a bit more than mainland.

I gave the stock a drink of BLO and the grain improved quite alot.

I have a old Zastava Mark-X in .270. Much better finished.
It will put 5 rounds in to 3/4" @100M all day long. That rifle
sold me on the Zastavas.
I did have another in 7mm Rem Mag. That was a total piece of rubbish.
Would not group in to a side of a barn. Even after recrowning ,Glass bedding and every other trick was tryed.

ended up giving it away.

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: JUSTIN270]
      #223011 - 06/01/13 06:26 PM

Anyone know where i can get Tally QD rings & bases in Australia?

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: JUSTIN270]
      #224382 - 27/01/13 08:46 PM

Quote:

Anyone know where i can get Tally QD rings & bases in Australia?




http://accurateshooters.com.au/ Evan is the bloke's name.

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: Gadge]
      #224392 - 28/01/13 12:52 AM

the stock needs a little trimming up ,look at how much more wood is on the zastava compared to the older mauser ...paul

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: pjaln]
      #224462 - 30/01/13 01:57 AM

Pity they are still selling the wood stocks with a Monte Carlo design still, thirty years after "Monte Carlo" went out of fashion.

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JUSTIN270
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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: NitroX]
      #224519 - 30/01/13 05:09 PM

Thanks Gadge.

The stock is very club like, but if fits me well. At least it has no bloody white line spacers. Hate those things to death.

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Re: New big game rifle , Zastava 98 , 9.3x62mm [Re: JUSTIN270]
      #224520 - 30/01/13 05:23 PM

If they got rid of the rollover comb that alone would be a big improvement.

I used to have a Parker Hale Delux Monte Carlo stock on my .30-06. At one time I liked it but my tastes matured to like the classics.

I have been tempted by one of these Zastava's in 9.3x62 myself, as a loaner rifle and rough rifle. But would prefer the plastic stocked rifle, except they come with no open sights on the barrel.

Either a Zastava or a new barrel for my Mauser M03, or even better just use what I already have!

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