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A couple more pics

Here's a couple rifles that are "remakes" of some '60s carbines (Remington M600 & 660). On top is a Remington 673 in .350 RM and under it a 673 in 6.5 RM. The duo actually makes a pretty good two rifle battery for N.A. big game. The 6.5 will get 3200 FPS with a 120gr & 3,000 FPS with a 140gr Nosler Partition and would be useful for game up to elk. The .350 RM will get 2890 FPS with a 200gr TSX and using a 225gr TSX (2700 FPS)  or 250gr NP would be adequate for anything else you might run into. 

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couple of Remington 673s
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Good looking guns!  Love the

Good looking guns!  Love the stock, very pretty.  I would love to have wooden stocks, but when I first bought my guns, I had to go cheaper.  Went with a synthetic stocked Remington.

Maybe I'll buy a new one in the next couple of years.

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Another great looking pair

Another great looking pair from your collection. I myself love the look of laminated stocks but am a little more partial to grey and black. I have one brown on a Ruger varmint the first year they came out with them on the "new" mkII action with stainless barrell and blue reciever.

I have read a lot about the 350 but was not familiar with the 6.5, as I'm always on the lookout for something new and different and don't really need anything it might be something I need to look into a little more.

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Thanks. I also like the look of a pepper laminate (grey/black) especially with a SS action. The stocks on these rifles were made to somewhat mirror the original M600 & M660 magnum models that actually also had similar looking laminate stocks. It is a very different look, having the wide sections of both dark and light laminate.

The best way to look at the 6.5 RM is by comparing it to a fairly new load, recently SAMMId from the wildcat, the 6.5/.284 Norma. The older 6.5 RM is basically a ballistic twin to the newer 6.5/.284. Of course the newer round does not carry a belt, as it uses the .284 Winchester case, necked down. Capacities and performance with all bullet weights across the board are virtually identical for the two rounds. To be honest, I was looking to build a 6.5/.284 when I found a killer deal on NIB 673 in 6.5 RM. I should have bought two of them!

The 6.5/.284 is very popular with the long-range paper crowd and it's flat trajectories also work well in the hunting realm as well. Best hunting bullet weights would likely be 120, 130 & 140gr and there are some fairly new bullet offerings out due to the increased popularity 6.5s have enjoyed recently. Nosler Accubonds & Partitions and Barnes "X" bullets are available now in those popular weights.

 

 

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 I did a bit of research this

 I did a bit of research this afternoon looking for a 6.5 and was surprised at how hard they can be to find. I did find one in a 673 like new in box but slightly use for 800. What would be considered a good price for one of these? I'm not asking what you paid just what would be the normal price. I'm not sure that 800 is average as I only have the one to work off of right now. I see that ammo is pricey in the only factory offering as well. The .350 would probably be a slightly more affordable option but somewhat more common.

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The 673 is likely the most common 6.5RM around today. They did not seem to sell really well when newly released about 6(?) years ago or so. That price seems pretty high to me and mine was bought NIB at a huge discount 4-5 yrs ago. New price was ~ $875 MSRP.

The .350 is still chambered in a Model Seven, far as I know and it's the same action used in the M673. There are several places to find ammo for it, but factory loaded it's still pretty $$. The only 673s I found in GunsAmerica were the .300SAUM chambering for the same price as the 6.5 you saw. I ended up buying one of each chambering; 6.5, .308, .300SAUM & .350. There were supposed to be some made in .243, but I've never seen one for sale.

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Nice

very impressive

 

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