Tired 600 remington

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by winmag76, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. winmag76

    winmag76 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about starting my first custom and would value some expirenced opions. I have a 600 remy with a tired barrel an a well worn stock. I've never tried to bed a stock so I'm thinking HS Precision an I think I would go with a Hart barrel in #3 or #4 fluted 22"-24" in 243 win or 260. I have reloaded for 243 for about 15 years and just recently have gotten interested in the 260. My second option would be something for the thick stuff like a 338FED. Most of my field shots are between 200 an 400 yd, sometimes longer. So you guys tell me what you think, thanks!!
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Like the action, as I use XP-100's.
    What kind of game are you hunting?
    If I was just picking one of the cartridges I would go with the 260 Rem.
     

  3. winmag76

    winmag76 Well-Known Member

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    mostly just whitetails.
     
  4. Ernie

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    My preference would remain the 260. IT is very capable for the parameters you have laid out.
     
  5. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't flute a #3 or #4 barrel. My 26" McGowan: Douglas #4 couture weighs 3 lbs 7 oz. Stainless, 7mm. Non-fluted. A Remy action weighs about 2 lbs so there's your 5 1/2 lb barreled action. I'm not sure you could get a custom barrel maker to put serious flutes in a #3 or #4 anyway. Only decorative flutes. Might spend $120 to save 3 or 4 oz. JMHO.


    JM .02
     
  6. 300stw

    300stw Well-Known Member

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    wanna sell the stock, i am doing a 600 with a 260 rem take off barrel in the mtn contour, need a stock for a while for load development