Anyone ever build on a Remington 600 action?

Jan 26, 2009
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I have a Remington 600 I’m 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 Boyd’s or McMillan. This would be a hunting rifle in 6.5 creed with a 24” medium to light Palma barrel are my thoughts.

It’s not all original so I’m not worried about the collector value.

Thanks


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sgtsmmiii

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Sep 2, 2010
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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
 
Apr 17, 2008
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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.
 
Jan 26, 2009
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It’s a pawn shop find from many years ago. The guy said it had a Douglas barrel on it. It’s not factory, but there are no markings on it. It’s 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 Boyd’s pro varmint stock and pillar bending it. It has a great trigger already.
 
Nov 30, 2017
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Hi, funny thing is I’m planning on building off a 600 mowhawk aswell, going to use a criterion remmagr barrel and the Boyd’s tacticool stock
 

sirhrmechanic

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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
 

sirhrmechanic

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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
 
Nov 30, 2017
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Haven’t got the barrel yet, but from all I’ve read, the threads are same as a 700. Probably
going with a 24” 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 there’s a guy with a couple videos of his
 

nolo263

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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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