Remington Model 799 reviews?


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dm1333
June 15, 2006, 12:46 PM
I saw a few blurbs about this, mostly from the Shot Show. Has anyone seen a review or handled one? I'm also wondering about iron sights, Remington does not say anything about them on their web site.

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AustDave
June 15, 2006, 08:16 PM
I just looked at one on their website. It sure looks the business. Very nice but a 20" barrel would be interesting. I sure would like one is all I can say.

Erud
June 15, 2006, 08:20 PM
FWIW, these are the same guns that were being sold by Charles Daly before Remington bought them out...


Erud

ArmedBear
June 15, 2006, 08:23 PM
I do not believe that they had any at the demo shoot I went to a couple weeks ago.

I handled the new 750 Woodsmaster, 105CTi, 1100 G3, 870 with laminate stock, Italian-made doubles, tactical shotguns, etc., but I don't remember seeing a Mauser-based rifle there. I could be wrong, but I think I'd have noticed it.

ArmedBear
June 15, 2006, 08:25 PM
FWIW, these are the same guns that were being sold by Charles Daly before Remington bought them out...


Same actions (Zastava Yugo Mausers). I'm not sure about the barrels. The stocks are US-made and similar to CDL's AFAIK.

Bastardized or optimized? You decide, I guess. I will say that their other new offerings were really nice, across the board.

Rick983
September 13, 2008, 07:16 PM
I just bought a 799 in 7.62 x 39 today and am quite impressed so far. Metal is nicely blued and the mini mauser is, well I hate to say it but, its darn cute. Very nice trigger. For traditional Mauser lovers like me, this is a wonderful lightweight rifle. So far I'm very pleased. :)

Charles Daly
September 14, 2008, 01:14 PM
Just a FYI, the Model 799, aka Mini-Mauser, is not really a Mauser at all as it lacks the full length claw extractor. The design of the Mini "looks like" a Mauser extractor but it isn't. If functions more like a Sako.

Nothing wrong with it, just so you know.

FMJMIKE
October 24, 2008, 10:05 AM
Anymore reviews ??? What price are you paying for it ??? TIA

peyton
October 24, 2008, 05:38 PM
I handled one at cabela's yesterday, it looked well made and had a beautiful stock. They are on sale until Nov 2 for 369.00. Maybe my SO will give me an early present. I did not ask what the capacity was.

tkendrick
November 8, 2008, 12:27 PM
I have one I just bought a few days back, and spent yesterday dialing a scope on it.

It's a good looking rifle, and the accuraccy is more than acceptable, however a major problem has cropped up. I have the 22 Hornet version, which has a detachable magazine.

Every time I fired the rifle, the magazine dropped out. I have not yet talked to Remington, so this may be a problem with a bad mag, but if it is a design problem, then it's huge, as it makes the gun virtually useless for hunting.

I'll post more once I have talked to the folks at Remington.

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