As fine a rifle as a 788 is, the newest one you`ll find is 25 years old. They still command pretty decent money ( rightly so, I love them ) Savage has the 11F in most calibres for $500 on their site. You`d probably score one for less. The Stevens as mentioned above, is a part of the Savage stable, and is a very nice rifle indeed. All of the above will be accurate given the right attention to detail.
Edit: do you mean the 798 I think it is? The new model remington have introduced ( stolen out from under charles daly) These are a Mauser 98 action in a variety of calibres made for Team Green in Serbia. They are pretty good, they have a fancy stock compared to the same thing sold in my country under the original manufacturers banner, Zastava. Rem seems to quote a hefty price tag for them on their site, If it was my money, and I was on a budget, I`d look real hard at a Stevens. You could get the trigger slicked if you liked later.
Last edited by Johnny_Revolver; 12-31-2006 at 02:56 AM.