- Sep 8, 2011
- Reaction score
- South Africa (Limpopo, Free-State, North West, Northern Cape) and Botswana (Tuli Area; Selebi-Pikwe, and Tsabong regions)
Hi there Rohan. Ive had my Zastava for almost a year now and have hunted Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok and Warthog since the begining of the seoson. I will be hunting Giraffe next week and cant wait to see how the rifle will perform on this magnificent animal...? I also had to do some homework before purchasing the rifle and also couldn't decide what make to go for... in the end i choose tha Zastava because of the price and the action(M98) and i havent regret my decision since!!! The rifle is very accurate and the recoil manageable! The only problems i encountered with my rifle is that the action was very rough and that it struggled to eject spent casings but only in the beginning, and this was sorted out by working the action when ever i had the chance. Today its performing like a gem and i am extremely HAPPY with this rifle!!! In my opinion a great rifle!!!!!
Unfortunately for me the recoil was not manageable, and I had to make adjustments. It is fine after the adjustments. The action was indeed a bit rough but is totally smooth now after working it. It is a fine rifle at affordable cost, it is not a Krieghoff or a Purdey, but it is reliable.