Originally Posted by BlueTurf
Many years ago the cheaper version of a Remington bolt-action rifle was the Model 788. I own one of these rifles in .243. The 788 is a much better rifle than the 770, no comparison. The 788s were not pretty but they could flat out shoot. Dollar for dollar I just don't think the 770 is a good choice. There are Savages and Marlins that will shoot better.
i believe you are refering to the M798 and M799. they were actually barreled Mauser 98 type actions imported from Serbia by a company called Zastava Arms to Remington for assembly, then rollmarked imported by remington on them. remington discontinued them about 2008.
the 798 was built like a true Muaser with controlled feed and offered in most calibers. the 799 was call a "mini-mauser" and was a scaled down version of the 98 action but didn't have the controlled feed system. it was made for calibers like the 223 and 22 hornet.
shame they dropped these, as they were lightyears ahead of the M770. remington also had the Spartan line of shotguns, made in Russia for them and imported. they had an SxS, an O/U and a single shot.