I just received my new Remington 798 in 458 Win mag.
I also have a new Ruger 77 Hawkeye in 35 Whelen.
When compared side by side this how I score them.
Price- Remington $499 Ruger $525
Finish -Remington; It has a nice high polished finish with a very deep bluing. One would have to go back several years to find a Remington made on this side of the pond with this quality of buing! It also comes equipped with a 26 inch barrel sporting a fold down rear sight and a hooded ramp front sight. Ruger; Plain old matte finish 22 inch stainless steel with no sights. Advantage Remington.
Stock-Remington; It has a nicely fit laminate stock with a bit of glass bedding at the lug area. The Remington also has two steel recoil lugs incorporated into the stock.(I believe CZ has only one). Ruger; Has a 50 dollar plastic stock. Advantage Remington
Bolt- Both rifles present a little resistance when lifting and lowering the bolt handle but nothing that I have any problem with. They are also about equal in regards to how smooth the bolt slides fully to the rear and then back home again. Since I've yet to load any ammo for either they weren't cycled with ammo. Advantage even.
Trigger- Remington; To much creep but breaks very crisp after taking up the slack(this can be fixed in short order) Ruger; Perfect from the factory. Advantage Ruger.
Safety- Remington; Same two position slide safety thats been offered on these Zustava mausers forever. Ruger; Three position swing safety located on the bolt shroud(vintage model 70). This in my opinion is the best safety offered. Advantage Ruger
Of course Ruger gets the advantage when it comes to mounting optics. I will take their integral base and ring set up over any other. The Remington comes drilled and tapped for screw on bases just like all other Remingtons.
I've always been a big Ruger fan but this is one Remington that I plan to keep!