Not 'excellent' condition - but not bad.

bisleybisley Senior MemberPosts: 10,607 Senior Member
Here is the Remington Model 600 Mohawk in .243 that I bought earlier this week (please overlook my photography skills). It was supposed to be in 'excellent' condition - it wasn't, but it is in good condition - used but not abused. It has a checkered birch stock and the finish is faded out in a couple of places and the blueing is worn in a couple of places, but it looks OK for a hunting rifle.

It has not been sent back to Remington for the 1979 factory recall on the trigger and safety, but I have not been able to make it fire when I flip the safety off or on, so I'm undecided about that. If it's a good shooter, I may put a Timney in it, even though the factory trigger is not bad. It has a Leupold Vari-X II scope that made it worth the asking price (to me). I figured the rifle at $400 and the scope at $100, and the seller did, too, so I bought it. Model 600's are getting scarce around these parts, even in .243, and I've wanted one for a long time.

I intend to shoot a few groups with some factory loads and decide whether I want to fix it up to suit me, or just keep it like it is for one of my grandkids. Either way, I ordered the dies and some brass and bullets, so I'll try to find a good load for it.

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,750 Senior Member
    Good looking rifle and looking forward to hearing about how it performs.
    Going to change the mounts?
    BTW the condition is perfect
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    I'm doing nothing to it till I see how it shoots. The mounts are Weaver, which I've not had a problem with before. If I'm impressed with it, I may do some tinkering.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Nice pick up. I had one of those triggers on my '06. It did go off once. I could never duplicate it. Anyway, it wears a Timney now.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,134 Senior Member
    That's way better than "good." At least "very good."
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,935 Senior Member
    Nice
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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,659 Senior Member
    Nice looking rifle. Hope she shoots well for ya!
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I like it a lot!
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,979 Senior Member
    Thumbs up for sure:up:
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,607 Senior Member
    Another nice addition!
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,847 Senior Member
    Nice looking rifle Bisley. To me it looks better than good. Keep us posted on how she shoots! And by the way :yousuck:
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  • wildgenewildgene Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    ...you done purtydamngood on that one...:win:
  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    That looks good. When will we get the range report.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    farm boy wrote: »
    That looks good. When will we get the range report.

    I'm long overdue for some quality range time, what with fence building and home improvement projects, so I'm planning to rectify that soon. The Texas heat is starting to really bear down, so I'm gonna rest through most of what's left of the summer, but with some early morning range time thrown in. When I get the dies and .243 loading components, I'll start hitting the range at daylight, every other weekend, or so, and get some load work done on a couple of rifles and some much needed pistol practice...at least that's the plan. I'm also trying to get some early retirement plans (age 62 in November) working so I can concentrate on more important stuff, besides just working all the time. :tooth:
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,749 Senior Member
    Can't remember how the safety issue worked. Try pulling the trigger, with the safety on, like you were gonna take a shot but forgot the safety was engaged. Then see if the gun fires, when you take the safety off.
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  • jwv2001jwv2001 Member Posts: 125 Member
    Nice looking rifle that's going to be a shooter, especially in .243. I'm surprised to see that it has two piece bases for the scope as there is only one screw holding on the rear base. I have a M600 in .308 and had to go with a one piece base as the rear receiver has only one hole. These rifles make excellent mountain rifles because they are light and short and handle easily.
    As with many products made by Remington in the 60's, this design was decades ahead of it's time.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,134 Senior Member
    jwv2001 wrote: »
    As with many products made by Remington in the 60's, this design was decades ahead of it's time.

    How so?
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I like it. What color you gonna paint it?

    Clear.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    jwv2001 wrote: »
    Nice looking rifle that's going to be a shooter, especially in .243. I'm surprised to see that it has two piece bases for the scope as there is only one screw holding on the rear base. I have a M600 in .308 and had to go with a one piece base as the rear receiver has only one hole. These rifles make excellent mountain rifles because they are light and short and handle easily.
    As with many products made by Remington in the 60's, this design was decades ahead of it's time.

    I hadn't even noticed the one screw thing, but you are right. I'm gonna shoot some factory loads through it, just like it is, since the guy told me it was sighted in. I've got the remainder of the box of 100 gr. Core-Lokts he was using and I want to see exactly how it was performing for him. If I decide I want to change or remount the scope, I'll go with a one piece base.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    Thought I'd just revive this thread for a quickie range report. I only fired two shots through it because I'm gonna let my ten year old grandson hunt with it, and he needed to shoot it and get used to it before youth season opens, in a couple weeks. No time for photos, this trip.

    The first shot told me all I needed to know, but I had to fire one more to confirm. The first was a dead center bulls eye - I thought I had missed the whole 8-1/2 x 11 target because I couldn't see the hole in the red bulls eye (cloudy, hazy morning). But I cranked up the 6x18x40 Nikon on my AR-15 and was able to see it. The second shot was 3/4" low right, so I called it good. This was with factory Remington Core-Lokts of unknown vintage that I got with the rifle, so I'm betting this rifle will shoot 1/2" easy, with hand loaded ammo. It has a sweet trigger and is a real pleasure to shoot.

    Both grandsons were shooting 2"-3" groups with it, without a rear rest, and with a stiff crosswind, so they will be fine for the 50-80 yard shots they will mostly get when hunting. This was the first time the ten year old had tried to shoot at 100 yards, so he did fine.
    I hope I get it back, at least for long enough to find the right load and shoot it a little bit, myself. It is as sweet as I had hoped it would be. :drool2:
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Thank you for this, missed it the first time.
    A fine classic rifle, in very nice condition.

    Brings back memories of long ago and a .222 Rem 600 with 181/2 inch barrel and plastic vent rib barrel.

    Bootiful.:up:

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    Brings back memories of long ago and a .222 Rem 600 with 181/2 inch barrel and plastic vent rib barrel.

    Bootiful.:up:

    Same here - I lusted for one, myself, but in .308, when I was a teenager. The original 600's in .222 are very hard to find now, and are worth considerably more than this one, I understand.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,810 Senior Member
    Run some Federal Fusions through it when you get the chance.
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Very envious - congrats that is a great looking rifle. I still kick myself in the behind for passing one of the "vent rib" 600's a while back.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    The rifle is now in the care of my SIL, till after deer season. But, I want it back, because I'm not quite ready to start giving guns away. I intend to get a little fun out of it myself, first, developing loads and punching holes in paper. But, if the ten year old grandson happens to shoot a nice buck with it, I'll probably just let him keep it, and find something for his brother, too. Heck, if it shoots ~MOA with factory Core-Lokts, there's not much need for a hunter to hand load for it.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,726 Senior Member
    Looks good :up:
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,502 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    It has not been sent back to Remington for the 1979 factory recall on the trigger and safety, but I have not been able to make it fire when I flip the safety off or on, so I'm undecided about that. If it's a good shooter, I may put a Timney in it, even though the factory trigger is not bad.

    If I bought it for myself to use or let the kids shoot it at the range, I might let it slide. Letting the kids carry it hunting? I'd fix it just for peace of mind......

    I like the dogleg bolt handles on those Mohawk's.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,507 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    If I bought it for myself to use or let the kids shoot it at the range, I might let it slide. Letting the kids carry it hunting? I'd fix it just for peace of mind......

    I like the dogleg bolt handles on those Mohawk's.


    For sure. Or throw an aftermarket trigger on it.

    Beautiful rifle, Bisley. And, looks like a great piece to pass along, definately has character and class.
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