Madison, N.C. – A survivor of two world wars and over one hundred years of service, the widely popular, classic Model 98 Mauser action has served faithfully as the platform of choice for many successful bolt action rifles and is sought after by today’s hunters and shooters. Now Remington is pleased to announce a line of bolt action centerfire rifles based on the Mauser 98 action – the Model 798 in four popular standard cartridge chamberings (.243 Win, 308 Win, .30-06 Sprg, and .270 Win) and four magnum chamberings (7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag, .375 H&H, and .458 Win Mag).
The Model 798, with its square bridge receiver is true to the Model 98 Mauser lineage in every way. Standard features include two dual opposed forward locking lugs, rear safety lug, flat bolt face, non-rotating claw extractor for legendary controlled round feeding and fixed blade ejector. Additional features include a solid steel trigger guard with integral magazine well, steel hinged floor plate, steel magazine follower and a single stage trigger with a two-position sporter style tang safety. Hammer forged barrels deliver outstanding accuracy from the bench or in the field. Receivers are drilled and tapped for scope mounts and feature a rich, high-polished blued finish as do the barrels.
These high-performance bolt action rifles combine the inherent Mauser action accuracy and reliable, controlled round cartridge feed in an aesthetically-pleasing, brown laminate stock designed exclusively for the Model 798 with the American shooter in mind. In addition to classic American lines, the stock features a one inch rubber recoil pad, sling swivel studs and distinctive cut checkering.
A modern variant of a timeless classic, the Model 799 Mini-Mauser is available in five traditional short action chamberings (.22 Hornet, .222 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington and 7.62x39mm). The Model 799 features many of the same characteristics of the Model 798 including solid steel receivers and trigger guards as well as a single stage trigger with two position safety. The Model 799 forgoes the heavy non-rotating claw extractor for a Sako-style extractor well suited for feeding and extracting smaller cartridges.
Like the Model 798, the Model 799 features a clean, hammer forged barrel for exceptional accuracy. Both the barrel and solid steel receiver have a polished blue finish and are drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Rounding out the list of features are a handsome brown laminated stock with sling swivel studs, butt plate and hinged floor plate magazines (.22 Hornet has a five-round detachable magazine box).
Known for positive cartridge feed and ejection with claw-style extractor; strength and reliability; fast lock time and accuracy, the classic Mauser 98 action platform is the core of the new Remington® Model 798 and the foundation for the new Model 799. Combining these attributes with a handsome, wood laminate stock and Remington’s assurance of quality a Model 798 and Model 799 should be in every shooter’s gun safe. Available at a suggested retail price of $599 (standard cartridge offerings), $635 (7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag) and $839 (.375 H&H and .458 Win Mag).
|Offerings for 2006 are as follows:|
|Remington Wingmaster HD™|
|Model||799 Mini-Mauser||798 Mauser Action|
|BBL Length||20 inches||22 inches 24 inches (Magnum)|
|Overall Length||39 1/2 inches||42 1/4 inches 44 1/4 inches (Magnum)|
|Average Weight||6 3/4 lbs.||7 lbs.|
|Stock Material||Brown Laminate||Brown Laminate|
|BBL Material||Carbon Steel||Carbon Steel|
|BBL Finish||Polished Blue||Polished Blue|