Anyone have personal knowledge of these?
To me this is the best deal in a large caliber rifle in the U.S.
The brand new Zastava PAP M77 PS has classic AK styling in .308 caliber.
The M77 comes with 1 -10 rd. mag, and features an adjustable gas system for flawless functioning with many types of ammunition.
The cold-forged barrel technology offers excellent accuracy and performance. Key internal components are all machined from solid steel.
We have spent considerable range time with this weapon as well as personally owning one. I love it. Although we don't reccommend it ,mine fires cheap steel case ammo flawlessly ( see attached video ) as well as commercial .308 soft point, and all sorts of surplus military 7.62 x 51 Nato.
And not only does it feed all of these different rounds, the cold forged barrel seems to stabalize all types of different bullet weights for exceptional long range accuracy. Features a bolt hold open safety and a side rail built into the receiver to make mounting a scope a breeze.
This rifle is so multi purpose it could easily be your go to weapon for military and police tactical long range applications ( read sniper ) , heavy bore range competition, or it would even make an excellent hunting rifle with the right loads being capable of taking any big game in North America.
Due to the piston driven action, and the heavy recoil spring and guide rod, felt recoil is actually quite light and manageable and probably only around half of what you would encounter in a bolt action of the same caliber. As you can see from the attached video, backward recoil is actually quite light and manageable even under rapid fire.