Remington Model 660

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Remington Model 660
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Remington R&D [1]
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1968–1971 [1]
No. built 45,332 (660)
5,204 (660 Magnum) [2]
Variants Model 660 Magnum
Specifications
Weight 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) [3]
Length 38.75 in (98.4 cm) [3]
Barrel length 20 in (51 cm) [3]

Cartridge .222 Remington
.223 Remington
.243 Winchester
6mm Remington
6.5mm Rem Mag
.308 Winchester
.350 Rem Mag [1]
Action Bolt action
Feed system 6-shot magazine [3]

The Remington Model 660 is a bolt-action rifle manufactured by Remington Arms from 1968 to 1971. The rifle was intended as a replacement for the Model 600.

History

The Model 660 emerged from the success of the Model 600, which was originally produced from 1964 to 1967.[4] In 1968, the Model 660 was introduced as a redesign of the Model 600. Main changes included elimination of the ventilated rib and a 2-inch (5.1 cm) increase in the length of the barrel.[2] After 3 years, the M660 was discontinued and the Model 600 Mohawk was introduced.

Variants

Model 660 Magnum
Same specs as the standard model except featuring a laminated walnut stock for added strength. It also featured quick detachable sling swivels and a recoil pad.[3]

Recall

The Model 660, along with many Model 600s was affected by a recall in 1979 to remedy a problem with the bolt lock safety that under certain circumstances allowed accidental discharge. https://www.remington.com/support/safety-center/safety-modification-program/remington-model-600-660

References

  1. ^ a b c "Model 660 Bolt Action". Remington Arms. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Marcot, Roy (2005). The History of Remington Firearms: The History of One of the World's Most Famous Gun Makers. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot. p. 103. ISBN 1592286909. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 386. 
  4. ^ "Model 600 Carbine Bolt Action Centerfire Rifle". Remington Arms Company LLC. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 

External links

  • Official website

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