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 Remington 600 Mohawk?
25Chuck  [Team Member]
10/27/2009 5:15:39 PM EST
Does anyone have any experience with the Remington 600 Mohawk, specifically one chambered in .308? I have the opportunity to pick one up for $500. At first glance this seems like a light and handy rifle but I don't really know anything about it. I only was able to look at it for a short time today but it has the walnut stock with a few small dings, no vent rib, and I believe the 18" barrel. The iron sights have been removed and an old weaver scope is mounted. It appears overall to be in very good condition.

What kind of accuracy can I expect? Is $500 a fair price? Anything I should know about or look for? I am aware of the safety malfunctions on these rifles but I have not yet checked it for the "V" mark on the trigger to see if it has been repaired.

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VLODPG  [Team Member]
10/27/2009 5:50:38 PM EST
I have a Remington 660 which I think is close to the same thing. IIRC, the gun is built on the old XP100 action.

Good shooting gun although I haven't shot for accuracy it will put food on the table. Trigger guards are plastic & there are aftermarket Aluminum replacements available.

Nice light handy field rifle.

My friend has one also, his shoots 1" groups.
cormorantslayer  [Team Member]
10/27/2009 5:55:03 PM EST
Oustanding rifles, light, quick and very accurate (at least mine is). No pics but I've shot 1/2" 3 shot groups @ 100yrds.

25Chuck  [Team Member]
10/27/2009 5:59:03 PM EST
Thanks guys. Does $500 sound like a fair price?
25Chuck  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 6:45:59 AM EST
Bump for the day crew and hopefully a bit more information.
JHMC79  [Member]
10/28/2009 8:38:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By 25Chuck:
Thanks guys. Does $500 sound like a fair price?

$500 seems a little high to me, especially considering you can buy a brand new Remington 700 SPS in .308 for $510.

Personally I wouldn't pay more than $350 for that particular rifle.

ALASKANFIRE  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 8:44:37 AM EST
500 doesnt sound terrible.

The 600's are weird creatures. They have plastic one piece trigger guard/bottom, bolt release is kind of a pain, barrel lug comes above receiver so mounts very specific, great handling package.

Does it still have the irons on it?

If you dont need the iron sights I would consider just getting a 700 and chopping the barrel to 18". You would then have a infinite choice in stocks and other accessories.

Only reason I built mine was I already had it. Being I havent even shot the bastard I dont know how much weight my opinion carries
cormorantslayer  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 9:14:52 AM EST
Really depends on the condition and accessories as to whether or not I'd pay $500. Understand that 600's are somewhat of a collectors item, there are still plenty out there but generally people who have them aren't looking to sell. $350 -$400 is the going rate for used/good shape.

You can get Aluminum Trigger Guards for $80 from Coquille Valley Machine Works. He is also going to make an Aluminum Vent Rib to replace the plastic one.
25Chuck  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 4:23:14 PM EST
Thanks again gentlemen.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger for $500. I thought about going for a cut down Remington 700 SPS, which I thought went for more like $600 NIB, but I decided against it. Call me crazy but it seems to me that the older guns "feel" better then the new ones and I also like that the 600 is not something you see everyday.

Unfortunately, it does not still have the irons but getting a set will be my first project for this gun.

I will try and get some pictures up on one of my days off.
cormorantslayer  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 5:32:49 PM EST
Numrich Gun Parts will probably have most of what you need. Does yours have the vent rib?
25Chuck  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 6:01:04 PM EST
No, it does not have the vent rib.

Did all of them come standard with it or were some made without?
ALASKANFIRE  [Team Member]
10/28/2009 6:34:37 PM EST
Mine didnt have the rib
cormorantslayer  [Team Member]
10/29/2009 12:47:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By 25Chuck:
No, it does not have the vent rib.

Did all of them come standard with it or were some made without?

They made them with and with-out.
kingoftheroad  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 12:44:20 PM EST
I have a 660 in .308, no vent rib.
I like having a short light rifle, makes for easier handling for deer hunting. I have a low powered leupold on it for close in deer.

FWIW, I saw one in a pawn shop in Albuquerque for about $550-600.

Stinson342  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 2:19:59 PM EST
I have been 100% satisfied with my .308 Mohawk and both my wife and I have killed several deer with it. It is compact, light, and accurate.

$500 is about what it's worth, not a bargain, not a ripoff. Just about right.

Great caliber, too!
hooknladder  [Member]
11/2/2009 2:04:00 PM EST
I believe the Mohawk 600's didn't have a rib from the factory, and the Model 600 did. The Mohawk 600's say MOHAWK 600 on the left side of the receiver.
I have two Mohawk 600's, one in 308 and the other in 243. They are excellent shooters. Triggers adjust down lighter than what you want for hunting and don't have any creep. I have seen them in guhshops her in PA for between $5-700, depending on caliber, etc.

True, you can find new Remington bolt action rifles for a little over $500, but the smoothness of the older actions and the finish is superior to anything factory basic made today. You did fine at $500. Most of these rifles for sale on the racks have very few rounds through them and have lots of life left. Free float the barrel and glass bed the action and I bet you will have a great shooter. These rifles can be a bit nasty to shoot on the bench, especially the 308 due to the light weight of the rifle. Make sure you have enough eye relief on the scope. Don't ask me how I know that.
DakotaFAL  [Member]
11/3/2009 8:37:40 AM EST
The 600/660 series were the basis for some of the original scout rifles that were developed in the 70's and 80's with long eye relief scopes mounted on the barrel for fast CQB shooting when that concept was very popular. And they were indeed very fast handling and quite accurate.
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