Remington 600 "mohawk" action
I have inherited a Remington 600 Mohawk and was wondering if the action had potential as a basis for a varmint/target rifle. I am not expecting world class br type of accuracy but was considering a 6 BR which I would hope to shoot .3 or something close (obviously with a good barrel/stock/trigger). Thanks in advance to a group I consider a huge resource.
I have a 700 Rem that has been trued and locking lugs lapped and recoil lug surface ground,and if you are interested I am willing to trade for your Mohawk.
DON"T butcher that gun!!! a collector somewhere is dieing for it regardless of the caliber, if it's 223 it's a real rare piece, take nick's deal, you'll never make a real shooter out of a 600
Thanks for agreeing with me,the 600 is a better shoter than action to build on.
600 actions are very limited in a sense. You will have to have a custom stock inletted for them which cost more money, the rear tang screw is to small so they have to be drilled and tapped for a 700 rear action screw. If your going to use a heavy barrel. They are a tuff action and were really popular at one time with wildcatters, however now they are a action time has passed by.
A jewell trigger for a model 7 will work in the 600 without changing the trigger guard FYI
I built a light weight hunting rig on a model 600 two year ago. I had it built into a .308 with a 22" barrel. The only problem I had was the stock. After trying a few brands that said they would fit, I went with a Mark Bansner Ultimate rifle stocks. Great light weight stock that required very little work to make the action fit. I had to get an ADL trigger guard and turn it around to make it fit. It looks good and shoots 1/2 - 3/4" 5 shot groups without an issue.
Thanks for the advice. I cant part with the rifle (sentimental value) and I think my time,money and efforts will have to go elsewhere. Its a quirky little thing that I may use coyote callin.
Help me too!
My first post on here, and sorry to make it a necro post. But I have kind of the same situation up here.
My Tac-Ops 300Win was stolen, leaving me with my only bolt gun a Mohawk 600 in 308. There has been work on it by my old smith, when my cousin was using it to hunt hogs. He also swiped my mounts and glass.
It has a really really nice trigger, lite, crisp and clean, steel bottom metal, not nylon, no safety issues as I have read about some of them having. That said I have never fired a single round through it. It has sat in my safe for ten years.
What can I REALLY do with it? I know nothing about these rifles, other that what little I have found to read.
I read one gentleman here offering to trade a fully prepped 700 for one, and another recommending selling it off to a collector.
I want another solid tack driver that is bolt not my gassers.
Sorry for both the hijack and the necro post. But I turn to you for some help and maybe a direction to go in.
So please help a fellow out, I have 1200 meters right out my back door that is begging for something to make use of it.
I look forward to hearing what you guys have to tell me.
Thank's in advance!
I would expect with no action work, just a good barrel installed well and as a 6mm BR it would easily shoot in the .3's.... but everyone has mentioned the 700 is nicer for stocks, triggers, etc...
Lynn, Dennis, thank you both for your quick and excellent answers. It is VERY much appreciated. I have been trying to figure out what to do with this for some time now.
All my experience has to date, been with NATO and issue calibers (556, 308, and 300 Win). Most all of it with what I was handed. I have done some reloading for precision, but very little. But I am more than willing to learn.
That said, and with some of the better factory loadings available, what do you guys think of the 6.5X47 Lapua? I have heard very good things about the round and with factory ammo being available it makes life a bit easier.
In the 6BR and 6X47 what pill weight and velocities would you recommend? Barrel life is a big plus with these loads.
Who makes the better barrels? ( I know that is a loaded question as so many people prefer one maker over another, very much a personal thing.)
My trigger is GTG, by my Mk1 Mod0 finger it is breaking clean around the 2# mark.
So this then leads to who makes a good stock to fit this unusual rifle? (I am a tactical shooter, I have never touched off a round out of a BR gun, so I would want something I am used to in feel and all my shooting will be in the field) And any recommendations for a smith for this project?
I will read everything I can on here to catch up as quickly as possible so I do not pester you guys to death with things that you have probably rehashed hundreds of times. I just found this sight today while searching for a answer on my now pet project.
Again I thank you for the help.
I bought a 600 in 223 new in 1966($49. w/Weaver K-4), had the rib removed and the stock reshaped as soon as I got it. Used it for fur hunting an control work for nearly forty years, many thousands of rounds through it. The barrel finally died and had it rebarrelled to 6x45mm and a synthetic stock put on it, it's back to little tiny groups and sure puts the hurt on coyotes.
Since the picture have changed trigger guard to aluminum.
I can remember when you just about could not GIVE one of those away.
Here is my Rem 600 story. A few years after I got out of the Army, a friend wanted to go Deer hunting. Since I didn't have much, I went down to Richards Pawn Shop and bought a as new 600 in 350 Rem Mag. It came with a box of Rem ammo, in that old green box.
We went to the old Poderosa Gun Range that night to site it in, and the first shot with that thing was a treat. It darned near knocked me off the bench,and the ball of fire in front was about 3 feet in diameter. The second shot, that "rib" on the front came about 1/2 way off.
I didn't shoot anything with it, and was never more glad to get rid of something. I sold it, and the remaining ammo, for $95.
That being said, anything you could build on a XP-100, or a Model 7, would work just as well with a 600-660.
But don't butcher it. There seems to be an almost "cult" like status concerning these Rifles. It is another example of a company deciding to cease manufacture of an item because nobody wanted to buy them, only to find out 30 years later that everybody wants one. Ole PT Barnum continues to be right........jackie
So, where do I find these cults?
As a practical man, I am only concerned with punching small holes at long range.
If it is worth more to a collector because it is esoteric, then maybe it would be best to sell it and do a build that is more... conventional.
But if it is easy/cost effective to make a precision practical/tactical rig out of it.
Any pointers as to where to look into finding parts? Stock, base etc?
I know how and where for things like the 700. But never have touched a XP-100 or Model 7.
Thanks again for everyones help. This place is a gold mine for me. I had no idea how easy it was to build up my Savage. I would never have guessed that there were "drop in" barrels for it. I have been waiting forever and a day to have my Krieger chambered and installed.
Recall on Remington 600
http://www.remington.com/safety/safe...00_%26_660.asp There is a mark on the rifle that shows if its been back to the factory. The problem was safety/trigger accidental firing.