Remington makes this phenomenal bolt action, and the same Mauser quality is still present in Remington's model 798. Unlike the Mauser that was only available in 30-06, the Remington Model 798 Mauser is available in almost any rifle round you want, anything between a .458 Winchester Magnum and a 243 Win. Grooved for a scope this great rifle is not made for casual shooting, the barrel and receiver are clean of sights, the barrel is blued. The stock that comes with the Remington Model 798 Mauser is brown laminate, laminated stocks are super tough, but you still get that awesome wood look. One caution about laminate stocks though; it is not likely to happen, but if any moisture penetrates beneath the laminate on the stock, the wood can warp, no one wants a warped stock, so just be sure you don't crack your laminate stock. If you crack the laminate you are really abusive, and you deserve it anyway though, because they come water tight and they are really tough! You can find the Remington Model 798 for sale on Gunbroker.com they have great deals.