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Old February 23, 2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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Remingtion 600or 660

I have been looking for a Remington 600 or 660 at our local gun shows without much luck. My thought is to build a project rifle from a used Remington 700 or a Winchester Model 70 and cut and re crown the barrel to 18.5 inches. The ideal caliber would be 308 or 243; I would also replace the stock with one from Boyd’s. All comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Coonie
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Old February 23, 2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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The 600/660 did not use the same action as the 700, it used the same action as the Model 7. If you want a 600 (minus the dog-leg bolt handle, I hope) you might want to take a look at a Model 7 in 243 or 308, it has the same easy handling characteristics that made the 600 so popular.
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Old February 23, 2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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Great info. Thanks!
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Old February 25, 2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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The 600/660 did not use the same action as the 700, it used the same action as the Model 7.
Slight mixup there. The model 7 is a much later design than the 600/660 rifles. The model 600/660 used the same action as the XP-100 pistol (or vice versa, not sure which one actually came out first). The model 7 uses an action the same length as the 600, but I don't know if it is the same action. Will take me a couple days to check with friend who has model 7s.

The 600s use what looks like a short 700 action, but there are some differences in the action itself. The bolt is the same design as the 700, other than the bolt handle. Early 600s use a cocking piece shroud similar to the model 721/722 in appearance. Later ones use a shround that looks just like the model 700.

Model 600 series rifles are somewhat collectible, I have 5 currently, .222, .243, 6mm, .308, & .350, and am looking for a 6.5mm.

For a project gun, if you can find a 600 or a Mohawk at a decent price, fine. But the odds are against it. Get a new model 7 in .243 or .308 and you might just find its all you want in one package.

OR, look for a used 700 short action. Lots of them on the used racks around the country, often for fairly cheap, considering.
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