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Posted: 10/17/2008 6:01:12 PM EDT
I looked at one of these at Academy yesterday. I really liked the way it felt.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:03:43 PM EDT
What caliber?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:05:30 PM EDT
Pics ?  I'm not familiar with that firearm...
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:05:33 PM EDT
The one I looked at was a .243 but it came in .308 also. It had a Mauser action.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:08:33 PM EDT
i want the short action 799 version in 7.62x39.

Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:28:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 6:31:49 PM EDT by ar15hookem]
I have one in 308. It handles well and it is hunting accurate- 1 inch at 100.
Yes it is a mauser action with control round feed.

Trigger on mine is crisp, action cycles in a positive manner. Only problem was scope mounts.

Scope mount bases made for the mauser(fn) does not fit just right. The rear mounts have to be mounted backward if you use the leopald/burris bases(burris is better because they are beefer). To mount the rear base correctly you must grind a few thousandths off the lower right rear to allow the bolt to clear.

Remington has improved the stock fit and finish since the rifle was first inroduced.
First production stocks had a sandy feel to the finish. Now they are a nice flat finish that is smooth to the touch.

The rifle is light and 'handy' with a natural swing to sight when raising the rifle to shoot fast. <athes the feel to the new ruger hawkeye.

All in all, a good value for the money.

I need to work up a hand load for it to get better groups but right now it will hunt.
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