6mm remington

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by filledandfree, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. filledandfree

    filledandfree Member

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    Hello, i have acquired a Remington model 700 ADL with a wood stock and factory sights. I haven't seen an ADL in 6mm before, can anyone tell me about the rifle. I have been told that it is rare.:)
     
  2. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    I know 6mm Remington is popular in Rem 788 (1980's) but 700 ADL? I guess I'm a little behind the news what Remington is making these rifles.
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    e mail remington . they can answer it. 6mm rem is a rare one.
     
  4. filledandfree

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    As far as I can tell it was made in 1980. It is the first ADL that i've seen in 6mm. I see a lot of BDL's, 788's and Ruger 77's in 6mm, but this it the first ADL.
     
  5. sbhooper

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    I have an ADL that I bought for my dad in January 1975 to shoot coyotes with on the ranch. I sighted it in and he put it away. It was not shot until years later when he told me that I could have it back, as he never used it anyway.

    I have shot the gun a lot and killed over 100 deer and several antelope with it. It is a great gun. It now wears a fiber stock and is glass bedded.

    Using Hornady 100 Interlocks at 3000 fps, I have killed deer with it out to 326 yards.

    I did not realize that they are rare. My gunsmith did tell me that the period when it was made, was some of the best quality rifles Remington has turned out. I think that I will hang onto it!

    It may get a medium-heavy barrel someday, though.
     
  6. TexasClouds

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    We have a little Remington 600 carbine in 6mm Rem. It has a short barrel with a plastic rib on top for the iron sights. My dad got it in the 60s or 70s when he was a kid. It's taken many a cat, deer, etc and now my son shoots it. I've done a little reloading for it, but haven't taken the time to dial in a super accurate load.

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  7. Burt surveyor

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    I've shot a 40XB in 6mm for decades and I like it a lot.

    Very accurate, easy to load, light recoil. I use Sierra 85 BTHPs stepping at 3460; great long range load.

    It's heavy to lug around, but your ADL won't have that problem.
     
  8. sbhooper

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    That Model 600 was before its time. Now, there are lots of short, light rifles. I have one in .308 that now wears a composite stock. It weighs six pounds with scope and sling. It is a sub-minute shooter on the days that I do my part. It has killed several deer and a couple of elk.
     
  9. TexasClouds

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    Yea the laminate stock version wasnt well received, from what ive read online.
     
  10. sbhooper

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    The stock is pure trash and that plastic rib is not too great either. I left the rib on and took the sights off of mine. Taking the rib off just leaves holes that have to be plugged. The action and barrel are great, though.

    I would not mind putting a heavier barrel on mine at some point, though.
     
  11. TexasClouds

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    Yea, i did the same with the sights. The rib should have been omitted or metal in my opinion. We lopped 3" off the stock and added a thick pad so my son could handle it better. Ive read any Rem 700 stock could be used.
     
  12. CLL

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    they made a metal aftermarket trigger guard for them as well .The plastic on them left a lot to be desired . Great shooting and handy rifles.
     
  13. sbhooper

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    Brownells has the trigger guard. I left mine plastic cuz I am too cheap to buy the metal one!












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