remington 798

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by cjh7819, May 9, 2009.

  1. cjh7819

    cjh7819 New Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Has anybody had any experience with these? Are they good shooters/well made, any problems?
    I don't know much of anything about them other than they have a Mauser style action.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA

    The Zastava-made 798s are a pretty decent 98-clone. They're not as nicely fitted as a vintage FN or commercial Mauser action, but loads nicer than the late-war K98s that still pop up as sporterized Mausers every so often. Given their pricetag and the common manufacturing corners cut on most all "new" rifles it's still a pretty darn good rifle if you want a new Mauser action.

    Personally, I prefer controlled-feed actions like the Mauser pattern to push-feeds like the Remington 700 or Savage 11_ rifles so I've looked at the 798s quite a bit. Haven't bought one yet though. I prefer the CZ550 (to me, has a better trigger than the 798) or the Ruger 77MkII (better fitted than both the CZ550 or the 798) to the Remington Mauser, but that's mainly just because I don't like the way the Remington stock fits me.

    It's a good rifle that I wouldn't be afraid to own. If you like the way it fits, then don't be afraid to bring one home.