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Remington Model 798 .375 H&H Magnum

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The laminated stock added good weight to this powerful rifle. This was the most comfortable of the trio with modern hot-loaded ammunition. We thought this rifle needed tweaking to make it slicker, more accurate, and more reliable as is, it's not ready for dangerous game, we thought.

Remington Model 798 .375 H&H Magnum

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The use of the standard 98 Mauser-length action is a compromise with this long cartridge. It takes great care in manufacture to make it work perfectly. This one didn't always eject as well as it should, but feeding was good enough, if you didn't try to load four in the magazine.
The two cross bolts are classic Mauser devices dating to WW-I. The stock was free floated, and the recoil pad worked well. The mag had a clever release bolt in the front of the trigger guard. It was easy to use, and handy. The checkering was sparse but functional, and the stock and metal finishes were excellent. The laminated stock is warrantied for only 60 days after purchase.
Okay, the 798 does have a rear sight, but compared with the other two it's pretty lame. The sight folds. The sight picture is not as good as that provided by decent express sights. This one looks like an afterthought. Compare it to the CZ's (inset), with folding leaves set atop a base integral with the barrel.

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