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Carving Gunstocks #1: Remington 600 finished gunstocks

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Blog entry by HalDougherty posted 02-26-2011 12:33 AM 11788 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just received some photos of a couple of the Remington 600 stocks I carved and posted as a LumberJocks project. Here’s the project showing a Remington 600 stock carved from a figured walnut blank.

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And now for the finished rifle! A Remington 600 Mohawk in .222 Remington. Left side view.

And the right side of the rifle. The customer finished the rifle and it’s ready to take to the shooting range.

The second rifle stock the same customer finished was this project:

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Here’s the finished rifle. A Remington 660 and the finish and checkering is fantastic!

The view from the bottom showing how straight the laminate is.

Both rifles together:

And the Remington 660 with two original Remington Magnum rifles. Remington used birch and walnut for the laminate and if you look close at the two bottom rifles, you can see where Remington pieced together the walnut sections from narrow stock.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com



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JJohnston

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 12:52 AM

Looking at the earlier project leaves me with a question: I normally consider myself a “gun guy”, but I can’t place what cartridge has a 35-caliber, 250-grain bullet at 2600 fps. Whatever it is, you’re right. Recoil in a rifle that size is going to belt you pretty hard.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 01:08 AM

The Remington 600 and 660 carbine were produced in 350 Remington Magnum. The carbine only weighed 6.5 lbs so it killed on one end and crippled on the other. Actually the recoil isn’t much worse than the same carbine in .308 Winchester. The .308 has a sharper kick while the 350 is more of a violent push. The 350 Magnum is the balistic twin to the 35 Whelen,(30-06 necked up to 35 cal) only it is in a much more compact package. The 600 carbine and the 350 Magnum cartridge were great for hunting anything in North America and perfect for hunting big Alaskan bears in thick brush. The thumbhole stock on the 350 Magnum makes the felt recoil much less. The Speer reloading manual shows reloading data for .357 pistol bullets in the .350 Magnum. I would imagine a 158 grain pistol bullet would be a good groundhog bullet and not have very much recoil.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 04:05 AM

I thought it might have been the .350, but I’m skeptical of that kind of muzzle velocity, especially from the short barrel. But that’s for another forum.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 04:41 AM

JJohnston,

I just checked the Hodgdon online reloading data at:

http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

And they don’t show 250g bullets at 2600 fps. The fastes loads they show are only a little over 2400 fps. I’ve never loaded or shot 250g bullets. 200g bullets might even be a little heavy for white tail deer. I have only loaded and shot 200g Hornady bullets. They do reach 2650 fps in my 20” carbine.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 09:03 AM

Looks like they all came out nice Hal..

Everyone has toned down their loads in the last 30 years. Thay may have been that fast when they first came out ;-)) but not anymore ;-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 10:15 AM

Nice looking long guns dude. Do you glass bed them?

I’d rather take that recoil than some of my uncle’s favourites, like his 8 guage 36 ich double barrel muzzle loader or his 45 – 70 that he loaded with some insane combinations. He claimed that thing would stop a charging elephant, and I believed him!

I have tender memories of being planted flat on a hindmost part of my anatomy by both of those monsters in my teens.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 10:39 AM

You would love my 45-100 I used to 1000 yard target shooting ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 11:26 PM

Seriously Hal, you have some serious stock making skills. I would PAY TOP DOLLAR to learn from you!

Great job.

P.S. let me know if you every decide to throw a class, I would sign up ASAP. ;)

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