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Old 02-17-2010, 00:42   #1
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Remington 799 in 7.62x39

CDNN is clearing out their stock of Remington 798 and 799 bolt action rifles at really good prices, so I ordered a 799 today in 7.62x39. These rifles have intrigued me ever since I first read about them. The 798 is for the most part a pure Mauser 98 and is available in calibers from 243 to 458. The 799 "Mini Mauser" is a modified 98 action and is available in 22 Hornet up to 7.62x39. These rifles were made by Zastava in Serbia.

The primary difference between the 798 and 799 is in the bolt: the 799 has a recessed bolt face and a Weatherby type extractor rather than the full-length, non-rotating claw extractor of a typical controlled feed Mauser 98 action. On the 799 bolt, a full-length stabilizing rib takes the place of the full-length extractor. Thus, what you have with the 799 is basically a push feed Mauser action.

These same basic guns had been imported by Interarms at one time as the Mark X, and then later by Charles Daly. The fit and finish on the Remington guns is supposed to be superior to either of these imports. That may be because Remington, rather than importing finished rifles from Zastava, only imported the barreled actions. The stocks were fitted and final finishing done at the Remington plant in Kentucky.

Here is a pic of a 799 in 7.62x39 I found on the 'Net. I'll post photos of mine and a review when it gets here.

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looks like a nice rifle, can't wait to hear how it shoots!
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Old 03-16-2010, 23:42   #3
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Outstanding!

Nice brush rifle! Good choice on the 7.62 x 39 also. Does Remington still produce a bolt action in 7.62 x 39? If so, that would be on my wish list for sure...
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Originally Posted by ironsights View Post
Nice brush rifle! Good choice on the 7.62 x 39 also. Does Remington still produce a bolt action in 7.62 x 39? If so, that would be on my wish list for sure...
Remington is no longer selling these but they are still available. CDNN has the 799 in 7.62x39 on sale now for $399.
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Did you ever shoot this thing? Accuracy report?
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Did you ever shoot this thing? Accuracy report?
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Not bad. I've been thinking about this one or the CZ in 7.62x39. Would make an excellent woods gun with cheap hunting ammo to boot.
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I have one in .223 - sticky bolt, feeding and extraction are fair at best, seems to be improving somewhat as round count increases. Good accuracy, cannot be trusted for a follow up shot. Nice light weight and size. With that being said, I think there's better choices out there. If I had to do it over again, I would have not bought mine. ( I'm trying to like it though )
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I've got the 7.62x39 in a cz 527 carbine and it's a fantastic rifle. I looked closely at the remington 799 and it lookes really nice. The cz was available locally, so I jumped on it. Many people say the 7.62x39 round is not accurate, but out of a bolt rifle it sure seems to be darn good. I especially like the fact that it accepts steel case ammo and cycles it well, and the rifle has good open sights. Ammo in this caliber is available and affordable, and that means a lot to me. It's my favorite rifle!

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I was torn between the 7.62 and the .223, decided to go with the .223 ( I have a few AK's that I absolutely love ) I haven't tried any Wolf .223 in my 799, But I'm going to soon. Never tried it in my Mini 14 either come to think of it. Feeding and extraction might be better in the 799 with the larger round. The bolt is so damm stiff in my 799, that bugs me a lot about the rifle. I put some real nice glass on my 799 ( Minox 3x9 40 ) I'm gonna go to the range tomorow morning, sit down and really see what this thing can do.
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