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Current Makers, 6mm Remington Rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CB900F, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    I'm trying to find all the manufacturer's who currently make models in 6mm Remington. I know that Ruger does, but several other web sites are exceedingly hard to convince that you are more interested in guns by caliber than by their model.

    If a maker does make more than one model, I'd be interested in that information also, thanks.

  2. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Well-Known Member

    Remington has a special order 6mm Rem 760 on their website.

    They quit making the 760 pump in 6mm back in 1985 I think but this is a special run. I know I saw it on their website.

    I have one from 1981.
  3. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Well-Known Member

    Great question! On a very related note, I would also be interested in pics or tales if anyone owns a .244 Remington (or ever runs across a .244 for sale).

    Basically the same thing as a 6mm and can shoot the same ammo, but the .244 cartridge lost out to the .243.
  4. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Well-Known Member

    Oops -- Didn't mean to hijack your thread, but I figured you might be interested as well.

    There are a few used and a few of the new 7600s on GunsAmerica.

    Also, there is the option of a Thompson Center Encore or Contender carbine with a 6mm barrel.
  5. LSTBC

    LSTBC New Member

    Well I do own a remington Bolt Action model 788 in 6mm. For those who are interested!!!!
  6. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    You're right, exactly the same cartridge, different name. The .244 had a 1:12 twist & the 6mm guns have 1:9, & will therefore stabilize heavier bullets. Which is the 6mm's advantage over the .243. Generally speaking, the 6mm will propell the heavy bullets about 100 to 150 fps faster than the .243, due to it's larger powder capacity.

    I haven't found .244's that hard to come by. Never interested in one myself, but if I see another one, I'll drop you a line. Go over to www.thehandloadersbench.com, the site owner has a .244 over there he just got & is working up.

  7. LSTBC

    LSTBC New Member

    Hate to bust you bubble , but that link does not work>>>
  8. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

  9. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    Interestingly enough, the 788 was also available in 6mm with left hand bolt. A true rarity there. And speaking of rare, have you ever tried to locate a spare magazine for your 6mm 788? Take a stool with you so's you can sit down before getting the price.

  10. brentwal

    brentwal Well-Known Member

    Remington and Ruger, without buying some highend custom rifle that seems to be your choices for new rifles.
  11. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Also T/C Encore and I think either Tikka or Sako chambers 6mm as well. I have an older M77 in 6mm. It's my favorite coyote gun and a backup to my .25-06 on Antelope or deer hunts. A bit light for elk, though. My Coyote load is a 90 gr. Sierra FMJ @ 3310 FPS. I was not looking for a 6mm, but could not turn down this LNIB wood/blue M77 in a unique chambering for $320.:D

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