Three New Versions of Remington® Model 798™ Bolt Action Rifle Announced for 2008

Madison, N.C. – In 2006, Remington introduced a line of bolt action centerfire rifles based on the classic Model 98 Mauser-style action. These solidly-built rifles known for their controlled round feed; positive fixed blade ejection; and inherent strength and accuracy - proudly wear the Remington Model 798 name and our assurance of quality. For 2008, three ruggedly-designed and surprisingly affordable versions join the line-up in a wide array of calibers – the Model 798 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic); Model 798 Satin Walnut Stock; and Model 798 Safari Grade. Available in 243 Win, 270 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg, 7mm Remington Mag and 300 Win Mag in the SPS and Satin Walnut versions; and 375 H&H Mag and 458 Win Mag in the Satin Walnut and Safari Grade versions.

At the core of these Model 798 bolt-actions are the rock-solid Mauser 98 action with claw extractor for true controlled round feeding; hammer-forged, carbon steel barrels with blued finish; one-piece solid steel trigger guard/magazine assembly with hinged floorplate and steel magazine follower; rubber recoil pad; sporter-style, single-stage trigger with side mounted 2-position safety; and sling swivel studs. Receivers are drilled and tapped for standard Mauser 98 scope mounts.

Model 798 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) – This durable version features a weather-resistant, black synthetic stock with clean 22-inch carbon steel barrel on standard calibers and a 24-inch barrel length on the magnum offerings. The receiver and barrel have a blued finish. Available in 243 Win, 270 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg, 7mm Remington Mag and 300 Win Mag. Suggested retail price: $527 - $570

Model 798 Satin Walnut Stock – Housed in a satin-finished American walnut stock, this version offers a more traditional look and feel. Each action is epoxy glass bedded to further improve shot consistency and accuracy. Available in 243 Win, 270 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg with shorter 22-inch barrels; 7mm Remington Mag and 300 Win Mag with standard 24-inch barrels; and 375 H&H Mag and 458 Win Mag with 26-inch barrels. Suggested retail price: $648 - $1040

Model 798 Safari Grade – The time-proven Mauser action is famous for its performance on the world’s toughest game and now we offer an affordable, factory-built version for your next African safari. The action is fit into our RealWood® “B” Grade Walnut laminate stock. The Safari Grade stock features Realwood construction, a process that bonds two pieces of high grade walnut and one piece of maple with carbon fiber reinforcement. The result is a handsome, extremely durable wood stock. The compact 22-inch rifled sighted barrel is ready for those up close encounters or with the receiver drilled and tapped, adding a scope is easy. Available in 375 H&H Mag and 458 Win Mag. Suggested retail price: $1141 - $1213

Only Remington can bring you the solidly-built and reliable 98 Mauser-style action in three affordable, yet versatile offerings.

Offerings for 2008 are as follows:
 Remington Model 700
 Model  798 SPS  798 Satin Walnut Stock 798 Safari Grade
 Action  Bolt/ Long  Bolt/ Short, Long & Magnum  Bolt/ Short
 BBL Length  22 inches (Short & Long)

 24 inches(Magnum) 

 22 inches (Short)

 24 inches (Long)

26 inches (Magnum)


 22 inches
 Overall Length

 42 1/ inches (Short & Long)

 44 inches (Magnum)

 42 1/4 inches (Short)

 44 inches (Long)

 46 1/4 inches (Magnum)

 42 1/4 inches
 Stock Material  Synthetic  Walnut  Realwood Laminate
 Stock Finish  Matte Black  Satin  Satin
 BBL Material  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel
 BBL Finish  Blued  Blued  Blued
 Avg. Weight

 7 3/4 lbs. (Short & Long)

 8 1/4 lbs. (Magnum)

 7 3/4 lbs. (Short)

 8 1/4 lbs. (Long)

 8 1/2 lbs. (Magnum)

 8 1/4 lbs.