Carbine-length Remington 600 in .243?


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Col. Plink
November 10, 2010, 09:37 AM
Hey y'all,

Hadn't seen one of these before and a fella here's got one posted for sale over in the trading section. Looks great but don't really know anything about them. I'm weighing whether to sell something to try make it happen and was hoping to get some folks' input on how the 600's perform and any rough ideas about their value. Thanks!

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Al Thompson
November 10, 2010, 10:25 AM
I took a look. Around here, that's not out of line at all as the scope is included. I have one converted to a Scout set up and like it. Very handy little rifles. :)

chas08
November 10, 2010, 10:43 AM
I hunted with a fellow in the Texas Hill Country years ago who had one in 6mm Remington. It was a death ray on those deer and a few wild goats.

R.W.Dale
November 10, 2010, 11:03 AM
Just be aware that in a carbine 243 ballistaclly is just a glorified 30/30

Earlier this year I chronied factory 100g core/lokt's from an 18" 788 that didn't even break 2700fps

nathan
November 10, 2010, 11:08 AM
.25 06 is akin to 6 mm Remington.

sansone
November 10, 2010, 11:13 AM
real fond of .243 but not in carbine bolties. 22"=good boltie

BrocLuno
November 10, 2010, 11:16 AM
So what are looking to do with this thing? Is it for barn yard shooting, or field hunting, or ... ?

Col. Plink
November 10, 2010, 11:31 AM
To have and to hold, from this day forw-

Naw, I just want one. Figured .243 should be my next (if any) caliber. Forgot about the barrel-length requirement. Thanks!

Art Eatman
November 10, 2010, 11:54 AM
My Sako .243 has a 19" barrel. I've killed over 20 bucks with it, and done in a fair number of coyotes and jackrabbits. Did some prairie dogging, as well. Always sub-MOA, always. (Okay, had to do a little forearm tweaking, early on.)

The Rem 600 has always had a good reputation. It was the original base for Cooper's "Scout Rifle" concept, but in .308.

Back twenty years ago I had a 600 for a while, in .308, but was never happy with the trigger. Sorta wish I hadn't traded it off...

kludge
November 10, 2010, 12:08 PM
If I wanted a carbine length rifle I'd go up a millimeter and get a 7mm-08, rather than handicap the 6mm-08 (aka .243 Win)

Rockzilla
November 10, 2010, 12:15 PM
If you want it, you should buy it. I have a Rem 660 in .308, I reload for it so I can tailor the loads. Think paid $75.00 for it. It's a nice rifle, short action, shoots good at least the one I have does. So if you want it go for it. The price is about right.

-Rock

sansone
November 10, 2010, 12:24 PM
So what are looking to do with this thing? Is it for barn yard shooting, or field hunting, or ... ?
got a special purpose for it? I like carbines in close quarters

kaferhaus
November 10, 2010, 04:21 PM
243 is not a carbine friendly round. you need to go at least 7MM and even better 308

The 243 needs every inch of barrel it can get.

The other issue with these carbines is they have very thin barrels, most are not real accurate.... deer getter accurate yes they are.

I've had all manner of them, currently have 2 Model sevens. They're nice looking very functional guns but you won't be doing much bragging on group sizes.

If you can get past that then a carbine is for you. BTW I define carbine as any bolt action shoulder fired weapon with less than a 20" barrel.

I know some smart ass will come back with "bench rest rifles have short barrels..." yeah they do but they're inch and a quarter in diameter too...

hardluk1
November 10, 2010, 04:35 PM
Everone missed the fact that its a model 600, heck with the caliber . Great rifle . Same action used in remintons bolt action pistol some years back and highly sought after for most hunters. Some came with a lam stock and you could also buy it in the 350 mag. that one made a real good bear or moose gun. For the lam stocked 350's can go to 1000 bucks in great shape. Seen a couple in 308 asking 600 for a real nice shooter few a few flaws. Are they worth that much ,NO but i would pay more than most new lower end rifles go for. Some of those were real shooters too.

KodiakBeer
November 10, 2010, 05:00 PM
The 600 in .350 has almost legendary status in these parts.

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thunder173
November 10, 2010, 05:12 PM
BIL has one in 7mm08 as I recall,..he just came back from Colorado,..250 yard shot at a Mule Deer......he won't part with his.........

husker
November 10, 2010, 05:35 PM
I say get it. You will love it.
Trust me! I have one.
& could not live with out it.
Im thinking the scope on the rifle in question. Might have been a package deal when it was bought new. It is the same scope that my dad had on his Mohawk 600 When he passed it on to me

351 WINCHESTER
November 10, 2010, 07:50 PM
They are good rifles for what they are. They didn't sell well due to the plastic vent ribs and plastic trigger guard, but other than that they are good strong rifles. Some were made w/o the vent rib.

My son has one in .243 and it kills deer as good as anything else. He uses ballistic silvertips and swears by them.

longspurr
November 10, 2010, 10:54 PM
I had a mod 600 in 243 years ago. Used it for jack rabbits mainly. Da** thing was the loudest thing I ever hear. My ears still regret it. Some calibers really need long barrells!

351 WINCHESTER
November 10, 2010, 10:56 PM
You have not lived until you touch off one in .350 magnum.

nathan
November 10, 2010, 11:10 PM
Mine is a Remngtn 700 youth model .243 with 20 inch barrel and polymer stock. It shoots sub MOa at 100 yds with WInchester 100 gr SP. I havent killed game with it yet. But i wonder if the barrel is similar to the Remington Seven ie thin. I like the Youth Model bec its so handy. But like many said , a .243 should have a minimum of 22 inch barrel to really maximize its velocity potential.

9mmepiphany
November 11, 2010, 12:21 AM
The Remington 600, and later the 660, are the stuff of legends...I think the most rare model was either the 6.5mm Remington Magnum or the 6mm Remington.

Remington made a limited run of the 6.5mm Mag a couple of years ago...quickly sold out...but it was the 673 (based on the Model 7 action)

RIATAC45
November 11, 2010, 12:51 AM
I have a non vent rib in 6mm remington that was past down from my grandpa, they are great hunting rifles. Mine will shoot moa at 200 yards. I say why not get it.

9mmepiphany
November 11, 2010, 01:38 AM
I have a non vent rib in 6mm remington that was past down from my grandpa, they are great hunting rifles.

I think that would make it a 660

RIATAC45
November 11, 2010, 09:38 AM
I thought so myself, but it says "600 mohawk" on the side of the receiver.

husker
November 11, 2010, 10:36 AM
I think the Mohawk 600 have a thicker barrel on them than a standard 600 vent rib. Can anyone tell me if im right or wrong?
Ive been wanting a Mohawk 600 in 243 to go with my Mohawk in 5.56
But they are asking $750.00 plus.

RIATAC45
November 11, 2010, 12:34 PM
If someone has a vent rib to measure, I'll measure mine when I get home.

Maverick223
November 11, 2010, 01:16 PM
243 is not a carbine friendly round. you need to go at least 7MM and even better 308As much distaste as I have for the .308Win., I have to agree. The .243Win. is just too much powder, and not enough bullet for that little barrel.

:)

9mmepiphany
November 11, 2010, 06:17 PM
Ah..I was referring to the Remington 660.

The Mohawk never had the rib, it was one of the features they deleted when they introduced the price point sensitive Mohawk line

Al Thompson
November 11, 2010, 08:31 PM
Ive been wanting a Mohawk 600 in 243

Husker, here's a good deal.... :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=553198

Col. Plink
December 28, 2010, 11:27 PM
A buddy of mine just got his granddad's Ruger 77 .243 for Christmas, a '74 model I believe. WOW, what a gorgeous rifle!

I saw an ad for a Remington 788 .243, but only with a 20" barrel. How are they? Can they be found in 22" or 24"? Thanks!

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