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Remington 600 Mohawk

Hi guys,

Just brought my "new" deer rifle home. It's a used Remington 600 Mohawk in .308 Win. I bought it off a buddy last year at the end of hunting season but didn't have room to bring it back on the plane with me because my case was full. It has a short 18-1/2" barrel. It currenty has a cheap Bushnell 3 X 9 on it but I plan on mounting my Leopold Vari-X lll 1.5 X 5 on it with low or super-low rings. I'm looking for factory ammo recommendations that will work well with the short barrel on deer and elk and possibly some reloading recipes that people have had success with for short barrels. I am also thinking about a Ram-Line synthetic stock or possibly refinishing the original beech stock. I'm hesitant to hack it up too bad since these guns seem to be gaining value. I may even use it for my back-up elk rifle since we tend to hunt the thick timber. Shots are usually less than 50 yds if you're lucky enough to get one off.

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Remington 600 Mohawk

For the short barrel Mohawk, about 49 grains of IMR 4350 will give you about 2600 ft /sec and 2700ft/lb with a 180 grainer. 50 grains is a maximum load. Don't under estimate that lillte puppy. .

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Hammer1,

Thanks for the load data. I shot it a few times last year and it was surprisingly accurate for such a short barrel. It should be a great brush gun but capable out to 250 yds or so on elk. I love my .280 Mtn Rifle but this little 600 is sweet.

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From what I recall about the 600 Mohawk. I seems that it would be ideal for a round as the 308 win. I'll bet it is a sweet little shooter.

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I used a 660 in 308 for years. Super accurate. Had My beloved 2 3/4x Redfield widefield on it. My son has it now. Used only 165gr Hornadys and IMR 3031 powder. W748 and BLC #2 also worked very well. Your gonna love that thing!

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Since my parents didn't fund my firearms collection like my friends' parents did, they made lots of fun over my stubby, "cheap", Mohawk.

The irony today is that it's worth way more than what I paid for it then, while their rifles are worth next to nothing used?

Of course, value doesn't make it better - it's still handy, and it still shoots. I did have the bolt lock (on safe) removed. Mine's a .243. My first deer rifle, and a rifle that'll always have a home in my gun safe.

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As Don said the IMR 3031 powder produces some good numbers too. Fast burning powder is the only way to go with short barreled rifles as you want the energy used in the barrel, not a big flash of fire after the bullet has already gone.
I'd never use a slow buring powder like H 4831 in anything under a 22 inch barrel but I'm getting a bit off the topic here.

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I figured that fast burning powder would be the way to go. How about a bullet recommendation.....one for deer and one for elk. I like bullets with high sectional densities for elk but what really matters is what works best for accuracy and the construction of the bullet, IMO. I did some research on the 600 and found conflicting information on years of manufacture. One source indicated that production ended in the late 60's and the Remington site says it was produced from 72-79. Anybody know which is right? This is the Mohawk version, if that makes a difference. Mine also has notbeen retrofitted with the recall mod that allows the bolt to be opened with the safety on. It has the original bolt lock feature. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I will get the recall done. Safe gun handling would seem to negate the need for the recall. I do prefer a hinged floorplate for the mag but this gun doesn't have one. Blind mag.

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I think I would be inclined to side with the Remington info. They should know when they built their rifles. Besides, the 70's seem to be when I saw a few of them kicking around but haven't seen any since. Think

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I agree ChesterGolf. I don't think the was a rifle around that I didn't have to take off the rack at CanadianTire or the gun shop and examine. I'm sure the 600 Mohawk wasn't around in the late 60s, not in my area anyway

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Hammer1 wrote:
I agree ChesterGolf. I don't think the was a rifle around that I didn't have to take off the rack at CanadianTire or the gun shop and examine. I'm sure the 600 Mohawk wasn't around in the late 60s, not in my area anyway

Maybe the was the problem. By the time it got up to our neck of the woods 10 yrs had passed. Think lol

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