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  • Anyone ever build on a Remington 600 action?

    I have a Remington 600 Iím thinking of having a new barrel put on.

    Is it worth putting money into? The rear tang is short and the screw is a small diameter. Looks like a pillar may have to be shaved on one side to bed it to keep it from touching the trigger housing.

    I can get a stock from Boydís or McMillan. This would be a hunting rifle in 6.5 creed with a 24Ē medium to light Palma barrel are my thoughts.

    Itís not all original so Iím not worried about the collector value.

    Thanks


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  • #2
    Good little actions, but everything will probably need to be dedicated Rem 600 based. I believe the 600 is close to the XP100 in size. The Rem Model 7 is similar but different enough to not be generally compatible. If you don't mind the extra issues associated with compatible parts, I think it would make a very nice little 6.5.

    Here's some additional info: http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?88425-Rem-600-vs-model-7

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    • #3

      i built a 6 mm br on one itís incredibly accurate nice action as far as Iím concerned I would build on one again

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      • #4
        600's make great lightweight rifles, both custom and as is. They had a reputation for accuracy, most likely due to Remington's quality at the time they were built and the fairly heavy barrel taper. The actions are identical to XP-100's, and few, if any, 700 action accessories or parts will fit. 600's bring pretty good money from collectors and hunters looking for a vintage light weight rifle. You should be able to sell it if its in decent condition for more than a new base 700 rifle. You would also save on the cost of build parts.

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        • #5
          Itís a pawn shop find from many years ago. The guy said it had a Douglas barrel on it. Itís not factory, but there are no markings on it. Itís still in the original birch stock, and is chambered in 243.

          I bought aluminum bottom metal for it a few years back. I was thinking of getting the Boydís pro varmint stock and pillar bending it. It has a great trigger already.

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          • #6
            I think you're good to go, then. Have fun. We want to see pics when it's done.

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            • #7
              Hi, funny thing is Iím planning on building off a 600 mowhawk aswell, going to use a criterion remmagr barrel and the Boydís tacticool stock

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              • #8
                Yes.. and they make GREAT little scout type rifles.

                Pictures when I get home. It is a fantastic little gun to use as a base. Cheap, smooth, reliable. Compact.

                There may still be a thread here under the Ruger Scout Rifle.... but may be on the old forum.

                Buy one.... you can't go wrong as a starting action.

                Cheers,

                Sirhr
                Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum

                Oderint dum metuant

                "You went full nerd with that reference." Thanks, I will wear that as a badge of honor!

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                • #9
                  Found my pictures.... here is a little gun I built on a .308 600. Did the machine work myself. Used a cheap-o plastic stock from eBay. Now has a Trijicon 3 - 9 scope on it. But it's a great little piece I built when the Ruger Scout rifles were getting some crazy money. And did not perform 'great.' Just ok.



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                  This shows the metal bottom plate I bought off Gunbroker. Cost about $50 IIRC, but worth it. Metal is so much better than nylon!

                  Muzzle brake soft-soldered in place. Barrel is a bit over 16" including the brake, which is pinned and soldered to be legal.

                  My TRG loads turn it into a muzzle-flash-kaboom howitzer. But I loaded up some faster-powder loads for it and they are really nice to shoot. Not Precision Rifle accurate... but deer accurate to any range you'd want for a safe .308 shot.

                  Hope this helps. Enjoy your build and post pictures. These are little dream rifles to work with.

                  Cheers,

                  Sirhr
                  Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum

                  Oderint dum metuant

                  "You went full nerd with that reference." Thanks, I will wear that as a badge of honor!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Prknives View Post
                    Hi, funny thing is Iím planning on building off a 600 mowhawk aswell, going to use a criterion remmagr barrel and the Boydís tacticool stock
                    No problem with the Remage barrel fitting? Also what caliber, contour, and length are you considering?
                    thanks

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                    • #11
                      Havenít got the barrel yet, but from all Iíve read, the threads are same as a 700. Probably
                      going with a 24Ē Varmint contour, then going to use a model 7 ptg bottom metal, which requires you to drill and tap an action screw Hole further back on the tang. Lookup 600 mowhawk custom build on YouTube thereís a guy with a couple videos of his

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                      • #12
                        I built a 6.5 creedmore out of one. Shoots like a mother! Heavy fluted barrel, timney trigger, mcmillan stock.

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                          • #14
                            What bottom metal did You use?

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                            • #15
                              Its a steel trigger guard from a 700 adl. The mcmillan stock for a 600 doesnt take the original trigger guard/ bottom metal from the 600. But i had a steel one on the original stock. I dont remember the brand.

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                              • #16
                                It goes on backwards if I remember right. I filed it a little to make it fit better.

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