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Remington Nylon 66

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by scandmx5, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. scandmx5

    scandmx5 Member

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    I'm just curious how many of you guys out there own one? Still love it this many years later?
     
  2. Red Tornado

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    I've got one and love it. Got a Spee-D-Loader and usually blast through 120 rounds in about 5 minutes. Reloading takes a little longer.:)
    RT
     
  3. Owen Sparks

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    I wonder why they quit making that rifle. If I ever run across a clean one at a gun show I might just have to buy it.
     
  4. scandmx5

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    I miss mine terribly. When I was in my early 20's and lived on my own, times got hard and I sold mine. It was the black/chrome one. Still in mint condition. It was awesome! More parts than Browning .50 Cal machine gun though lol
     
  5. Hunterdad

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    I have one that my grandfather gave my on my 18th birthday that was made in 1962. It is one of my favorite guns and I actually shoot it in my rifle league and do well with it. They're pretty darn accurate.
     
  6. gloucestergarand

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    Bought my Black Diamond Nylon 66 at the Fulda Rod & Gun in 1981, mabye $90....wifey's favorite plinker now when she isn't living life large as a safe queen.
     
  7. bdbecker

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    My Dad has one in Mohawk Brown that he used for coon hunting growing up, and we used for coon hunting when us kids were growing up. I'd bet that rifle has seen more raccoons than most dogs do in their lifetime, and it was also the first firearm I ever shot.

    Saw two of them at Gary's Gun Shop in Sioux Falls this weekend. I think the "more used" one was either in the low $200 or low $300 range, and the other "less used" one was priced $40 or so higher. Both were in pretty decent shape and I thought about picking one up for a few minutes, but then I realized that I'll eventually get Dad's someday (hopefully a long time off).
     
  8. MtnCreek

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    I have a 66 and love it. I always keep my eye out for a 77, but have yet to find a good deal on one.
     
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    My Grandfather left me his black and chrome model that he purchased in the 60's when he passed in 1974 and I still have it today and will until I have a grandson to give it to.
     
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    I had the Nylon 76 (lever action). The stock cracked early-on in the thin cross-sectional area above the trigger. The result was a wobbly stock that would not shoot straight and could not be repaired.
     
  12. montveil

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    I had my Nylon 66 since 1967.. Love it.
    I need a rear sight or how to repair one. I have the blade and screw but don't know how to assemble.. Maybe the screw hole in the receiver is stripped, maybe I am missing a part any suggestions.
    I find that open sights are the best as the sheet metal receiver is rather flimsy for scope mounting
    with a speedy loader one can really reload fast.
     
  13. Hanshi

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    I've had a Mohawk brown 66 for around 25 years or more and really like it. It's a very accurate and reliable .22. I mounted a 4X (old model steel) Weaver scope on it and it serves quite well. The mounting grooves are rather flimsy and it took a bit of fitting to get right.
     
  14. Flash!

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    my local gun shop has one...... they are asking close to $300 for it...... what are these actually selling for these days?
     
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    Well, I just saw a decent but not pristine one for $375. Thought it was a little high, but they don't seem to stick around long.
     
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    wish I still had mine...
     
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    I had one, mid 80's vintage. Just sold it a couple months ago for $250. Took about 20 hours from the time I posted it to having cash in hand, and the buyer walked away smiling. Probably could have sold it for $300 pretty easy, maybe more.
     
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    Shop around here had a 66 and a matching one that took detachable box magazines (don't know what model number that style is). Forget what they were asking but it wasn't under 300 for each of them.
     
  19. ray55classic

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    My father bought mine for my 8th birthday in 63'. I still own her,she still shoots well. I wouldn't even try to guess at how many thousands of rounds she's fired but it's likely 6 figures. GREAT RIFLE!!......Ray
     
  20. Seven High

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    I wish that Remington would manufactre the Nylon series again. They would sell a boat load to all the baby boomers.
     
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    I did the same thing so i got this a while back.
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  22. Liberty1776

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    got a green one... will NEVER get rid of it...
     
  23. 351 WINCHESTER

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    The nylon 66 is probably the most relaible, trouble free .22 auto loader ever made. Remington quit making them claiming their machinery was worn out. They sold it to an outfit in Brazil and they probably made a killing on those things just like Remington did.

    The nylon was my second .22 and it was my constant companion for several decades. I learned to shoot hand tossed quarters and golf balls with it. About the only complaint I ever had was it was not scope friendly as the receiver and barrel are not rigid enough and your shots will wander with minor changes in your grip.
     
  24. Evans

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    I still have mine. It was my first 22.
    Love shooting it and its very accurate. It's still my go to plinking rifle.
    I made a bunch of speed loaders for it out of some PVC tubing,string,hot glue and ear plugs. I made 20 or so of these leaders for less then $10 and can reload as fast if not faster then the store bought one.
     
  25. nc35hunter

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    My younger brother has one of these gems, also a hand-me-down from our grandfather. It was the first trigger I ever pulled. Last one I saw at a gun show was priced over $300.

    I'd appreciate any advice on how to fix the rear sight, the screw that holds the rear sight down has become stripped, so for now the gun lives in the closet. Still cycles just fine though.

    I know it accounted for hundreds of rabbits, yard varmints, and a handful of deer over the years though.
     
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