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Remington Model 799 .223 Rem.

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The laminated stock of the Remington 799 was essentially too big and heavy for a tiny action. But even so, we had problems with the action in feeding, operation, and accuracy. We thought there were better choices than this rifle.

Remington Model 799 .223 Rem.

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The stock finish was superb, as was the checkering and overall looks. The bolt was rough, and the trigger desperately needed adjusting. We had a hard time finding the scope bases. Brownells saved us with a fast shipment of the correct Weaver bases, which were unavailable locally. That's a 30X Leupold, which helped us get all the rifle had to offer.
The arrow points to a dab of bedding in the 799's heavy stock, an attempt to improve accuracy. The inletting was none too good here. We thought diligent shooter effort could improve on our results, but you'd still have a rough bolt and a too-heavy rifle.
The small trigger guard of the 799 Remington seemed to call for a lighter stock than what we had. The barreled action itself weighed only 4.1 pounds. This rifle comes only with the heavy laminated stock.

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