Now I really do not know what Remington was thinking about when they produced this rifle. I am going to blame it on the 60’s myself.
In that it was one of the strangest looking guns that they have ever put out for the shooting public.
What with looks like the “Dog Leg bolt handle of the 1917 Enfield. Then the really short barrel with the ray gun looking rib in top. Plus the press checkered wood stock and the plastic trigger guard. Hmmm….
All right you say. How does it shoot? Because if it shoots well then all is forgiven. Right?
Well I have shot this critter a couple of times with other folks gun & ammo. Now it is a light and very handy gunto say the least.
But the recoil and the report in the bigger calibers. Are a thing to behold. To say that they are spectacular is about on target.
Okay as I have said before. I am not the best shot out there folks. But even on the bench rest. It was not my best work so far. (I have shot both the 6.5 Rem & the 35 Rem by the way)
So my modest suggestion is that one should think long and hard about getting one of these puppies. Here is some more information about these rifles.
Thanks for your time!
|Type||Bolt Action rifle|
|Place of origin||United States|
1971–1980 (Model 600 Mohawk)
|Weight||5.5 lb (2.5 kg)|
|Length||37.25 in (94.6 cm)|
|Barrel length||18.5 in (47 cm)|
6.5mm Remington Magnum
.350 Remington Magnum
|Barrels||Round with ventilated nylon rib|
|Sights||Blade ramp font, fully adjustable rear.|
Remington Arms Model 600 was a push-feed bolt-action riflepro
The Model 600 was designed to be a guide rifle. Its most noticeable feature was the vent rib barrel. There were approximately 94,086 rifles produced in the available calibers of: .222 Remington, .223 Remington, 6mm Remington, 6.5mm Remington Magnum, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .35 Remington, .350 Remington Magnum.
The rarest is the one chambered in .223 Remington; only 227 were produced—most in the final year of production. Before it was officially added to the line, you could order a Model 600 out of the custom gun shop in .223. At least one Model 600 in .223 came out of the Remington Custom Shop in 1966. A successor model, the Remington Mohawk 600 (’72-’79) available in .222, .243 and .308 comprised total production of only 142 with a Mannlicher-style stock. But the rarest Original Model 600 was and remains the .223.
There were several variations in the original production line and they were the: (1) 600 Magnum Carbine, (2) 75th Anniversary Montana Statehood, & (3) 100th Anniversary Montana Territory.
Remington Model 600 Magnum
- Same as the Model 600 except that it was available in 6.5mm Remington Magnum and .350 Remington Magnum. Also featured a laminated walnut stock, recoil pad and sling.
Remington Model 600 Mohawk
- Same specs as the Model 600 except featuring an 18.5 in (47 cm) barrel with no rib. It was a promotional model produced from 1971-1980.
While loved by the majority of its owners, the death knell of the original Model 600 and its descendants were its looks; it was largely despised by critics, even though it shot exceptionally well. The original barrel length of 18.5 inches resulted in more felt muzzle blast, especially in the .350 Rem Mag. This actuality and perception led to failure of the .350 Rem Magcartridge in the later guns of different models too. Remington finally abandoned the cartridge in the late 1970s, until resurrected in 2003 with the Model 673.
The 600 series received attention through the writings of Jeff Cooper, who used the model 600 as the basis for his “Scout I” and “Super Scout” scout rifles.