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What's your opinion of the 798 Remington?


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As Bob Hagel would say"You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong."Good words of wisdom...............
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I had a couple of 7 mags, one laminated, one black plastic. I like them a lot. Both were accurate. Great rifles for the money in my opinion.

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A friend won a 798, .270 Win., Tupperstock at RM Elk Foundation dinner auction. I scoped it, and was supposed to develop load for it, started making brass from Fed factory ammo...hell, it shot Federal Blue Box into 1moa, 5 shots...I gave it back and told him don't mess with it. An example of one...but still...


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"baldhunter's" reference to the Rifle Shooter Magazine article on the Remington Model 798, appeared to me as doing a remarkably good job of overview of that Mauser action FN style influenced rifle. My belief they were all Serbian Zastava actions which by era of Remington adoption, had decades-established notable reputation for their Model 98 Mauser actions quality. A "balanced quality" yielding a click or two from, as approaching the latter FN "Supreme" pattern quality setting 'high point setting standards short of all-out custom manufacture. French "Brevex" actions setting such standard as the firm itself soon failed as pricing its wares beyond market buyer realities.

FN dropping Mauser 98 postwar-updated Model production both as production costs deterring as offset by NATO assault weapons contracts ever increasing. Into that void as yet demand continuing, both Spanish and Serbian factories producing their own versions of that postwar last FN version of the Mauser 98 action. The Serbian was simply superior of quality in non-observable factors of such as "heat treatment of critical pressure stressed components. A story of itself, but not for here other than the 'fact' of a reality. By the time of Remington adoption, my belief (and only that) of the Spanish source no longer in production.

Remington of course in an Millennium era of domestic production labour costs becoming untenable. The concession, by any other name, of "offshore" production solution linked to "classic Remington Push Feed" root philosophy of half century "compromised"! Capitalizing on the "Mauser aura", of historic Yielding to adopt it in embracing/exploiting it! Mauser reverence in the very origin of "CRF Mauser" fame. Choosing the highly popular Zastava FN styled mauser action.

I have several Zastava based mauser action rifles. The same pattern as the Remington. Each is perhaps a click or so less than my several FN early fifties era production rifles in fit and finish. Yet such very compromise as sustaining more costly CRF mauser production than many of the 'whizbang' rifles of today. Within Zastava and their counterpart in Japan's Miroku Firm, the classic "real steel" Winchesters and mauser rifles, to be unaffordable of domestic production!

My endorsement of both firm Products!
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Zastavas have always been solid, but finish has varied. The few Remingtons I’ve seen have been pretty decent, though I’m not a huge fan of the side-button floorplate release, a personal quirk. I have three FNs and a Heym so I’m not looking, but one of the rare SS 798s might move me….


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At 7 pounds plus scope, base and rings, I find my 22” barreled .243 Win a bit on the heavy side. I did make use of the adjustable trigger feature to back it down from what had to be a 6 pound factory pull weight. If I could just tighten up 95-grain Nosler BTs to reduce the 2 1/2” group size that the 1:10 twist is currently spitting out, I’d like it a lot more.


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Off topic here, but why does everything Iskra posts sound like English as a second language or AI?

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Perhaps because he uses a lot of words to provide a very complete picture. In good, learned English.

It ain't like yer reglar campfar talkin'.


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I've found the Rem 798/ and current Zastava's need a good bedding job and a trigger tune up and you'll be good to go. The walnut on the recent runs also need a better wood finish. I consider them to be a diamond in the rough. Great work horses.

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Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
Perhaps because he uses a lot of words to provide a very complete picture. In good, learned English.

It ain't like yer reglar campfar talkin'.


We all down hear speaks purfect inglsh

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Originally Posted by 8MMX57JS
I've found the Rem 798/ and current Zastava's need a good bedding job and a trigger tune up and you'll be good to go. The walnut on the recent runs also need a better wood finish. I consider them to be a diamond in the rough. Great work horses.

I do too. They are very utilitarian. Basically the same thing as the Interarms MKX, but not quite as refined. There have been many rifles built on the Zastava action, and then imported by different makers, into the US. The H&R 340 I have, is another example, built on the same action.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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Originally Posted by hanco
Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
Perhaps because he uses a lot of words to provide a very complete picture. In good, learned English.

It ain't like yer reglar campfar talkin'.


We all down hear speaks purfect inglsh

The translation and comprehension is usually much better, after a few drinks...


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Originally Posted by hanco
Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
Perhaps because he uses a lot of words to provide a very complete picture. In good, learned English.

It ain't like yer reglar campfar talkin'.


We all down hear speaks purfect inglsh

The translation and comprehension is usually much better, after a few drinks...


Zactly

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As far as I have seen they were just Serbian Zastava large ring 98s. The only difference between those that Remington imported/branded and those that Interarms imported/branded for years was how the roll stamps identified them. I do think that the quality of the laminated stocks that Remington used was much, much, much better than the current Zastava imports.

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tried finding a 799 a while back, dang spendy these days


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