Remmie model 798


November 19, 2008, 02:56 PM
Does anyone have one of these or know someone who does? Preferably the standard version in .30-06. I had originally been thinking of the CZ-550 because of the mauser action and then I remembered the Remmie 798 is based off the mauser action. What kind of rep does it have? I have several remmie shotguns and they are all good quality, but I have no experience with their flagship model 700 bolt, much less their new 798.

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November 19, 2008, 03:58 PM
The 798 is made in Serbia like the Model Five .22s. I have seen a 798 but not fired one, I have fired a Model Five though and was impressed with it. I don't know about the 798 but there are good deals now on the Fives. Overall I would say they are not the equal of anything in the CZ line, but if I wanted something similar at a bargain and found a bargain in a 798 I wouldn't have a problem owning it. If you can swing it though, the CZ is a better investment.

one eye joe
November 19, 2008, 08:22 PM
I don't own one, but my understanding is that this is the same action as the old Charles Daly Mauser. They do not have the best reputation for quality. I would definitely want to see the one I was buying in person before writing the check. I have a CZ in 6.5x55 and hope to get one in .30-06 if that tells you anything about my take on them. There is a pretty good amount of info on the net about the 798, and most isn't too flattering.

November 19, 2008, 09:10 PM
If you're looking for help in talking yourself out of a 798, it is made by the same company that made Yugo cars.

November 20, 2008, 12:02 AM
it is made by the same company that made Yugo cars.

ouch. thanks for the replies guys. CZ it is then.

November 20, 2008, 08:25 AM

I've got an Interarms MkX (Zastava Mauser) that I purchased new in 1975. I bought it for $149.00 plus tax. I killed my first deer with it 17mos later.

With the original barrel installed, it would/will shoot three shots touching at 100yds with Norma 150gr PtSpt ammo.
I've shot numerous sub-moa groups (5-shot) through the years not to mention the many head of game its taken.

It now wears a .338/06 barrel and a Hogue stock which really "makes" the gun. A "SERIOUS" big-game rifle for sure.

Some of the guns brought in by Interarms in the mid-late '80's didn't have the QC that the earlier guns, or the Whitworth model had. However, they are still outstanding rifles. Some of the guns had chintzy stocks, about like some of the contemporary Savage M110's. But then, we know now how well those Savages will shoot!

I would give the Remington/Zastava versions a close look. If they have Remington barrels, they'll shoot with anything built.

Slip Shooter
November 20, 2008, 02:05 PM
I purchased a Remington Model 798 in .308 back in October 2007. I paid a gunsmith to adjust the trigger and lap the Mauser bolt. The rails were very rough and did the rifle a real disservice. It’s a handsome firearm that needs some TLC right out of the box.

I am well pleased with the performance of the rifle using hand loads. My groups, so far, are always under an inch and I have settled on a load with 150 grain Herter soft point bullets of 1970 vintage that give me 5/8 inch groups.

The Herter's bullets, 1100 of them, were given to me by an acquaintance that doesn’t reload. His father passed away several years ago and the son just kept them in his garage along with some FMJ’s all in a big box of junk. I was given them on the condition that I would properly dispose of what wasn’t useable. Which was every thing but the bullets that were still sealed in original 100 round boxes.

The 798’s laminated stock is a bit unusual but, also very rigid. This probably accounts for the good groups I am getting. For an “out of the box” hunting rifle – it ain’t bad. You gotta lap that bolt!

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