remington 600

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by asa, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. asa

    asa Well-Known Member

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    I have a chance to purchase one with a worn out 6mm barrel just wondering is this a good action to build off. thanks
     
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    asa,
    Yes, it is a very strong action and lens itself to a fine custom rifle plat form.
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  3. asa

    asa Well-Known Member

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    thanks I have a big boomer already and quite a few in between , I was thinking about a 6br or something like that.
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    I'd pull the barrel and turn into a nice little 6XC... that would sure make it a great little coyote and deer rifle, especially for walking rifle... With the extra magazine length... you might want to look a slow twist rate for the 95gr to 107gr bullets. I have a walking rifle in 6XC based on the older Weatherby Varmintmaster action and stock which started out as a 22.250 Rem. Weatherby Mk V Varmintmaster 22.250 Had I not used the Varmintmaster action I would have looked very hard at the M600 like the one your looking at now.
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  5. asa

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    Until you mentioned it I never heard of a 6 xc , to be honest i never had a lot of interest in the smaller cartridges but I have had a few freinds with 6br and such , it would nice to have a super accurate little gun to shoot , those 300 gr smk and 90 plus grain of powder can add up pretty quick. Also I am assuming a gun like this would have nil for kick as my kids are into shooting more now. thanks
     
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    The 6XC has little noticeable recoil even with the heavy bullets pushed up in velocity. I've used the 6XC as a long range match rifle in other platforms out to 1000 yards with 107gr to 115gr bullets with great success both in the 6XC and the .243 WSSM. However as a light walking varmint /med game cartridge it's a real winner. Check out David Tubbs web site for more on it. DavidTubb.com.html
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  7. ewallace

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    The rem 600 is a good platform I would also look at the 6x45 lapua It is a very good cartage
     
  8. asa

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    thanks guys now I have some decisions to make.