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Info on Rem's Newest POC - REM 798 & 799

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JDyer, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. JDyer

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the new Rem 798 and 799 Mauser action rifles offered for 2006 just the cheap barreled actions that Rem bought in Eastern Europe last year, the same one Charles Daly was selling a few months ago for $275 for the complete rifle?

    This might have already been addressed here, but I heard that Rem bought out the maker of the barreled actions and Charles Daly is left holding the bag on thousands of stocks. Rem simply threw on their brown laminated stock and called them the Rem 798 and 799. Is this Rem's newest Piece of Crap, following their genius Rem 710 and the Russian junk (Spartin) they're pawning off with paid positive reviews by the magazine experts? Is this their latest venture into crap guns?

    I may be completely off base, just wanted information about this new model. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Schleprok62

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    This is right from the Charles Daly Newsletter:

    Not sure if this was Remington buying anyone out, or just a move to sell more volume by Zastava. Although I'm not sure where the connection to the Remington 710 comes into play(?)
     
  3. JDyer

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    Thanks - That answered everything for me - Have a great day! :neener:
     
  4. Gewehr98

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    I would never consider a properly made Mauser 98 to be "crap"...

    So where did that analogy come from? Likewise, a Remington-imported Zastava Mauser 98, aka Remington Model 798, will be 10 times the gun that the pressed and formed Model 710 ever was. I fully intend to buy one or two of the 798s once they're available, it's as if the Interarms Mark X just got a new lease on life, with proper corporate parents, warranties, and customer service.

    If Remington's smart, they'll ditch the 710 entirely, and offer the 798, with the 700 and 40X line as alternatives to the classic 98 Mauser action. ;)
     
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    For my money--

    I think, given that info. that I would simply stick with a CZ. I had one before, and it was so incredibly accurate, reliable, etc. The price was excellent too. Thanks for this info. I had no idea these were "imports". Now, with Winchester closing Model 70 and Model 94 production to take them "over seas", I have to ask myself, will we have many U.S.A.-made firearms left here. See Remington's Model 7 "bragging rights". They boast the words "Made in America" as they pour into the USA economy as many foreign knock-offs as they can.

    Seems contradictory to me.

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    +1. The real question to me is whether Remington will significantly raise the price of the Zastava's...

    That would suck.
     
  7. Gewehr98

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    Unfortunately, I think they already have.

    By virtue of bolting on their laminated stocks and Remington name, they will charge 10% more than when the Zastava guns were imported and stocked under the Charles Daly brand. We'll have to see what incentives Remington offers to shooters to keep the 798 line going.
     
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