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Question by Panfry101. Uploaded on February 21, 2011
I like the look of the 660, all the 243's that I owned were good shooters(788&700).
This website says that only 50,000 were made. I also read that they are now becoming more or less collectables. I am still going to hunt with it because it works like it's brand new.
I think they are good rifles. I wish I had bought one while I had the chance. 20 years ago you could pick one up for a song at a pawn shop....no more!
i cannot speak to the 660, but i have its predecessor, the 600, in .243 and it is one sweet little rifle. accurate well past 250 yards, light recoil, and kills antelope and mule deer equally well.
If you got one, you should be able to tell us :)
Should be accurate right out of the box and like Remingtons, they all are pretty good looking.
I saw one at a gun show about 10 years ago in 308. I still regret not buying it. I think you have a winner.
I think of it as the Plain Jane version of the Model 600, which featured some very futuristic features for its time, like the reverse-angled bolt handle and ventilated rib. The latter feature was dropped when the Model 660 came out.
Neither model was well received by the shooting public.
I wish I had one. I had severl 600 Mohawks over the years which I wish I had back but I never had a 660.
I have a 600, very similar. It's funny looking (I think it's ugly yet sort of cool), the fore-stock is square-ish instead of round, it has a completely pointless ventilated rib, a sharkfin front sight, a doglegged bolt handle, and a very short 18.5" barrel.
It was intended to be a short, handy and powerful rifle for guides built around the .350 Remington Magnum; a real beast.
Mine is in .308. I like the iron sights and the bolt handle - the action is very smooth and quick to cycle with a good feel, better than new 700s. The trigger has just a little creep but goes off nice and light. Great trigger for the day. It's very accurate.
It didn't do so well partly because of how short and light it was, not to mention how strange it was. I think Petzal called it the Jimi Hendrix of rifles, which is about right, timing and all. The 18.5 inch barrel and light weight makes it about the least pleasant .308 I've ever shot. It's the loudest .308 I've heard. It's not bad in .308, but I wouldn't want this same rifle in .350.
Overall, I think it's a great deer rifle. It's nice to show up at camp with a rifle nobody else has.
I had one in 308W paid $200 20years ago, sold it in 2010 in the parking lot of a gun show for $600. went in the gun show to see the gun I just sold for $750.
I have one passed down to me from my grandfather. It's a great gun with good looks and great accuracy.
Some twenty five years ago, I purchased a used Remington .243 Mohawk 600 bolt action rifle at a pawn shop in Springfield, Missouri near Bass Pro. Over the years, I harvested dozens of whitetail deer with it. It is rugged, dependable and accurate to this day. It still shoots one and one-half inch groups at 100 yards. That is pretty good for a 40 year old gun. If the 660 is as good as the 600's, then you should be in great shape. My Mohawk is becoming a collector's item; I bet your 660 is becoming a collector's item as well. If you ever plan on selling it, be sure to do your homework so you can get out of it what it is worth.
I bought a Remington Mohawk 600 in 243 Win in 1972. The rifle was brand new--last one in the shop--and cost me $107.00, put a weaver base and weaver $x scope on it. Since that time the rife has put 46 mule deer in the freezer. I load win brass--ged 210M primer--H-4831--speer 105 Sp and it does the job. My wife has a lot of patience and lets them get to at least 150 yards, never lost one yet. She does her job and they never go over five yards. She loves to shoot, as we have our own range, she get to shoot a lot. One of the great grandaughters get the gun when gramdma is through with it.
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