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Differences between Remington 600 and 700?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Oleg Volk, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Does anyone know?
  2. SpiderJohn

    SpiderJohn Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    I have a book here at the house that someone gave me about bolt actions. You are more than welcome to drop by to take a look......

    Seriously, I will take a look tonight and get back to you on this.
  3. asknight

    asknight Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Chuck Hawks

    Mr. Hawks has a pretty good write-up of the Rem 600 on his site here.

    In summary, the Rem 600 rifle is based on the XP 100 pistol action. Hence the dogleg bolt required in the pistol to have the bolt handle forward of the firing hand for ergonomics.

    The 600 was seen as a lightweight fast handling carbine. Barrel lengths were usually 18.5" and chambered in .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, .308 Winchester, and .35 Remington. The 600M (Magnum) was also offered in 6.5 Remington Magnum and .350 Remington Magnum with 18.5" barrels.

    Many folks disliked it because the ventilated rib on the barrel, the magazine floorplate, and trigger guard were all made of plastic. Many Rem 600s on the shelves of dealers today have severely warped floorplates and it is repairable by replacing the unit with a steel version available aftermarket. The Remington 673 does not have the infamous plastic parts of the 600.

    The Rem 600 action is very close the the Model Seven in dimensions, but with the XP-100 pistol action's bolt.

    Hope this helps a little!
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Texas, baby!
    the models 600 and 660's also fetch a premium if you see them at gunshows, especially with the full vent rib, and in 6mm caliber.
  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Model 600's in 222 are very collectable firearms. Not many made.

    As was mentioned, the Model 600 was a carbine bolt action rifle and the Model 700 is a full sized rifle. The Model 600 came out at about the same time as the Nylon 66 and used the same sort of big blade front sight. Never particularily liked the big blade, so did not buy either.
  6. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Houston, TX
    As I remember was not the problem that you cannot take a rifle and make it into a handgun without all sorts of paperwork from the ATFE but if the action started out as a handgun (xp-100) then you can turn it into a rifle with no problem?

    I think that is the actual origin of the 600 and how it came to be.
  7. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    central Kali.
    The bolt release is more primative than a 700 requires a butter knife or something like it(easy to change to a different type). The trigger groups are not 100% interchangable but some after market 700 triggers can be made to fit.The spacing on the base mounting holes are shorter than a short action 700 if you are using a one piece base.The inletting for the action is slightly different than a short action 700, so they don't drop in 700SA stocks perfectly.

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