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Old June 24, 2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Zastava Arms M70/M85

Does anyone have experience with these rifles? I'm a fan of the Mauser action and these seem like a less expensive alternative to sporterizing and rebarreling an old military Mauser. They are also quite a bit less than the "Mauser-esque" Winchester Model 70 or Ruger 77. I also like the idea of the M85 "mini-mauser" in .22 hornet. I realize that most of the time you get what you pay for but I was just wondering if these rifles might be an exception to that rule
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Old June 24, 2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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They are a true commercial M98 rifle. Zastava M98's were imported as Interarms Mark X for a number of years, and then as the Remington 798 series.

The barrel steel was reported soft on a number of 375 H&H models, and fit and finish are not always perfect, but they are serviceable rugged hunting rifles.

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Old June 25, 2013, 04:49 AM   #3
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What should I expect to pay for one? I've seen alot of varying prices on the internet
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Old June 25, 2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Anywhere from 300 to 500 for the standard or mini-mauser depending on who is doing the selling. The 375 H&H models usually go for 700 or a bit more. If the wood was really nice I might go as high as 600 for a standard caliber.

What caliber are you looking for?

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Old June 25, 2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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Well it says on their site they still make one in 6mm remington. Thats what I'd like to find but they are probably scarce. I'd about bet nobody would have a 6mm in stock. It would be worth the wait to me if it could be ordered though. I don't know of any other new rifle offered in 6mm.

I may check into availability before I get my heart too set on it. .264 win mag is also listed on their site. That would be my second choice. I tend to like the semi-oddball stuff for some reason. I don't want what everybody else has.
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Old June 25, 2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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Here's a pic of the M70PSS (polymer stock stainless)

This is probably the model I would want



its far from an old German military rifle but it still shares the basic action design that has stood the test of time.
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Old June 26, 2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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Century International doesn't list that model in it's storefront. I guess you could try the other US importer "Fime Group"


Fime Group Llc
4395 West Post Road Unit 200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118, Usa
sales@Fimegroup.Com

Hope this helps.

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Old June 26, 2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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Thanks I'll look into that
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