Deal on Remington 798 at CDNN


January 6, 2010, 03:47 AM
Got an email about a deal on Remington 798's. I guess they are made Sebia by Zastava. Not sure how good they are, but i wouldn't mind one in .375 H&H. Sales ends the 9th.



Remington 798 · 243 · 22" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock · New
#REM89831 $389.99

Remington 798 · 30-06 · 22" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock · New
#REM89830 $399.99

Remington 798 · 30-06 · 22" barrel · Black Synthetic Stock ·New
#REM89807 $329.99

Remington 798 · 30-06 · 22" Matte ·Walnut Stock · New
#REM89842 $399.99

Remington 798 · 30-06· 22" Barrel ·Walnut Stock · 3x9 Scope · New
#REM89870 $429.99

Remington 798 · 300Win· 24" Barrel · Walnut Stock ·3x9 Scope · New
#REM89871 $429.99

Remington 798 · 308· 22" Barrel ·Black Synthetic Stock · New
#REM89806 $329.99

Remington 798 · 308 · 22" Barrel · Green Laminate Stock · New
#REM89832 $389.99

Remington 798 · 308· 22" Barrel · Walnut Stock · New
#REM89843 $399.99

Remington 798 · 7mmRem Mag· 24" Barrel · Walnut Stock · New
#REM89844 $399.99

Remington 798 Express ·458 · 26" Barrel ·Deluxe Walnut Stock · New
#REM89849 $599.99

Remington 798 Express ·375 H&H· 26" Barrel ·Deluxe Walnut Stock · New
#REM89847 $599.99

Remington 798 Express · 375 H&H ·26" Barrel ·Green Laminate Stock · New
#REM89826 $499.99

Remington 798 Express ·375H&H· 26" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock · New
#REM89836 $499.99

Remington 798 Express · 458 Win Mag· 26" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock · New
#REM89837 $499.99

Remington 798 Express · 458 Win Mag· 26" Barrel ·Green Laminate Stock · New
#REM89827 $499.99

Remington 798 · 300Win Mag · 24" Barrel ·Walnut Stock ·New
#REM89845 $399.99

Remington 799 ·22 Hornet · 20" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock · Mini Mauser Style · New
#REM89852 $389.99

Remington 799 · 223 · 20" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock ·Mini Mauser Style New
#REM89850 $389.99

Remington 799 ·792x39 · 20" Barrel ·Brown Laminate Stock ·Mini Mauser Style · New
#REM89853 $389.99

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January 6, 2010, 08:44 AM
Wow, good prices. Budsgunshop has the rebadged USSG Z98's (blue/black) starting @ $408 DELIVERED.

Buds has the Z98 magnums for $549.

January 6, 2010, 10:46 AM
those are nice rifles; well built and accurate--- I see they have a Hornet there...

and the bottom one appears to be a boltie in 762.39!!!! Hmmm

January 6, 2010, 10:56 AM
just a heads up, I'm having a terrible time scoping my 799 (ok, the charles daly version, and it's left handed, but basically it's same gun different stock) My rear ocular bell gets in the way of the bolt handle. I've tried low, medium, high, and super high rings and every scope in the cabelas case to no avail. I've called remington, charles daly and interarms, they all sounded surprised that I was having difficulty. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

The quality of the gun seems fine though. action is a little rough, blueing is wonderful, parts are non-existant, and the firing pin spring is too strong. It does have an adjustable trigger.

Uncle Mike
January 6, 2010, 11:46 AM
I'm having a terrible time scoping my 799

Standard procedure! The Yugo Mausers have the old (military) bolt handle/knob angle.

Ever see pictures of those old mausers in old hunting magazines, most of them that were scoped have the scope really, really high above the receiver to allow for bolt clearance.

The fix....Find a smith that will re-angle your bolt handle and re-blue it. Should cost in the neighborhood of $100+.

Other options are to use a long eye relief scope (scout type), but that isn't the best for some people, mount the scope high and shoot er' like a chin gun, this plain ol' sucks or try to find a scope with a really small ocular bell.

Re-angling the bolt handle is best, as it allows the use of a variety of optics to be mounted low as possible, which is the correct way to do it, on an otherwise excellent Mauser copy rifle, the Zastavas are excellent rifles for the money!

Almost forgot, as I did on the last two Mausers that came through the shop, simply grind the top(and bottom if your into art) of the bolt knob enough to clear the scope ocular bell, re-blue, and you have some custom work done to your rifle!

You know, you could do this yourself and re-blue with the likes of Brownells "Dicropan" or "Oxphoblue", both excellent cold bluing...the Dicropan will be the darkest, but might not 'take' on the bolt handle because of its alloy, and the Oxphoblue will be the most durable, but may be a lighter color.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
January 6, 2010, 11:53 AM
Not bad to get an African rifle for 5 benjamins.

January 6, 2010, 12:40 PM
mike, the 799 (and the 798 I suppose) already have pre-bent and angles bolts. they are sporterized as they come from the factory.

January 6, 2010, 12:59 PM
I had an Interarms Mark X that the scope hit the ocular bell with Weaver style mounts and a Tasco World Class Scope. I switched to Redfield/Leupold SR two piece bases and medium height rings were all that was required. Also dumped the Tasco for a Leupold Vari-X III.

Which scope and rings/bases are you using? Some makes/models have a notoriously oversized ocular bell.

Uncle Mike
January 6, 2010, 01:23 PM
mike, the 799 (and the 798 I suppose) already have pre-bent and angles bolts. they are sporterized as they come from the factory.

Right! But just because a bolt handle is 'bent' doesn't a scope clearing bolt handle make!

I take it the ball is hitting, or darn close...
Rotate it forward a bit, this will give you more length to then, bend it downward, as if you were looking at it in the closed position.

Or...reshape the ball!

January 6, 2010, 01:29 PM
Mine was hitting at the handle root (see photo).

January 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
These aren't listed on the CDNN website are they through phone call only? Is there a link?

January 6, 2010, 02:27 PM
(regarding the 799) Oh I'm sure it can be rebent and the ball reshaped, that is where I am right now, I just think that it is silly to have to do so on a modern-ish rifle and wanted to give folks a heads up lest they just rush headlong into it. Also, the warne mounts work much better than the weaver. The rear weaver mount speced for the gun has too much curve and does not sit flush. The leupold 1 piece mount is right handed only.

Here is an article on the gun and how to adjust the trigger.

January 6, 2010, 04:49 PM
These are listed on the CDNN website are they through phone call only? Is there a link?

These are from a email special. You have to call and ask for them.

On another note. Anyone have a 798 and how does it preform?


January 6, 2010, 05:09 PM
The 799 is a different gun built on a much smaller action for the smaller calibers.

I have a custom 338/06 built on an Interarms action (same as the 798). They are not the smoothest, nor do they have the best trigger, but it is a solid well built rifle.

I do not care for the stocks Remington puts on them, but at that price would recommend them. If I bought one I would go with the cheaper synthetic stock and trash the stock and order a McMillian for it.

January 6, 2010, 08:32 PM
My Interarms Mark X works flawlessy and shoots well, albeit in 7x57. I also had a 30-06 that shot equally as well. I considered replacing the 30-06 with a 798 30-06, but I could not get passed the laminated stock, but otherwise it functioned the same.

January 9, 2010, 01:45 AM
I ordered a 799 in 7.63x39. Always want a bolt gun in 7.62x39 but they are expensive for a cheap ammo, $389 is the best price for 799 that I have seen. Which scope base is best for 799 Mini Mausers? Midway has Leupold 1 pc steel base, Warne and Weaver 2 piece base. I like 1 piece base but Leopold only has 2 mounting screws, 1 each at front and rear. I don't think it would be solid. How does the weaver 2-piece base fit?

January 9, 2010, 08:55 PM
I had a Remington bolt gun in 7.62 X 39 and it was horrible. The bolt was loose and wanted to bind when closing it on a round. Then after firing 3 rounds the bolt wouldn't close. I guess the heat was locking things up. It worked fine after it cooled down. Accuracy wasn't very good either.......two big thumbs down from me !!!!

January 9, 2010, 09:51 PM
proly go with 2 piece mounts, as high as you can get. I would look into cz hi mount rings/bases since this has been the norm with their rifles since forever.

January 9, 2010, 10:08 PM
i bought one of the 799's in .223 when bass pro had them on sale for $389.
the bolt handle is a pos. i have a scaled down oberndorf style handle i'm going to put on mine. its being built as a miniature pre war british sporting rifle with express sights & no optics so scope clearance isn't an issue but the factory handle just looks like an afterthought

January 9, 2010, 10:17 PM
I've got warne 2 piece mounts on my 799. they weaver mounts did not sit flush on the gun. I've probably got them laying around if you want them. PM me if interested. I put warne high rings on the gun. I recommend the vertical split rings because of where the rings are located in relation to the teeny bolt handle. with horizontal splint rings the protrusions where the screws go caught my thumb when I closed the bolt.

The firing pin spring was too strong so I turned it down, lightened the spring that is on the button thing the you press to unscrew the shroud, and without the mauser safety the trick to removing the shroud is to cock the rifle, stick a small nail through the small hold in the cocking piece, then remove the bolt and remove the shroud. If you don't use the nail you will REALLY regret it.

the gun is made by zastava in chechoslovakia (sp?) but is not related to CZ in any way. but the difficulties in scoping are similar.

sorry to hear your gun was a turd fmjmike, all the reports on the 223 version have been pretty good.

January 10, 2010, 08:54 AM
Zastava in Kragujevac, Serbia.

January 10, 2010, 10:47 AM
I stand corrected. I am not up to date on my eastern european contries.

January 14, 2010, 01:41 AM
Well i went ahead and orded a 798 in Brown Laminate in .375 H&H. Will post some pics when i get it.


Uncle Mike
January 14, 2010, 01:52 AM
The 798's were not bad rifles. Imported by numerous firms in the past, they have enjoyed a dedicated following.
The Zastava Mauser is a well defined and solid rifle, depending on who the contract was for during the production run, Remington in this case, will dictate the quality of the fine detail work done on the particular firearms.

The Remington branded Zastava Mausers were on a scale of 1-10 a solid 6 as to fine detail. Not as well finished as the historic Interarms runs and nearly as well as the Charles Dale runs.

January 15, 2010, 12:40 PM
Sale price is still good, I picked one up yesterday.

January 15, 2010, 01:27 PM
375 texascarl? What optics are you going to put on it?

January 15, 2010, 06:59 PM
No 375 - I left 'em all for you fellows. Probably going to put a Weaver K on this little .243. I have more coyotes than elephants here on my section of the prairie.

January 16, 2010, 12:43 AM
Any suggestions on a good optic for the .375 H&H. I was thinking either a 1-4x or a 3-9X.


January 18, 2010, 02:03 AM
I examined a Model 799 in 7.62 X 39 at Cabela's when they were on sale and I walked away from it.
But then I already own several other bolt guns in that caliber anyway.
I thought that the stock was ergonomic but that was about it.
I didn't like the safety lever or the action.

I'm happy with the ones that I have but it's always nice to see what's available besides the CZ bolt action 7.62 X 39.

My bolt guns are pictured in the following thread in Posts #7 & #10:

January 18, 2010, 11:11 AM
Wish I would have noticed this post sooner. Just my luck.

January 18, 2010, 11:31 AM
I love the Remington 798 laminated stock. It works great on my M98 conversions. I would definitely like to have a Model 799 in 7.62x39.

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