Remington Arms has released a new version of the Model 600 carbine series chambered for the vaunted .350 Remington Magnum. One of the first "short magnums," the .350 was introduced in the mid-1960s and quickly earned a hard-hitting reputation. It maintains a loyal following to this day.
The resurrected load features a 200-grain PSP Core Lokt bullet at 2,775 fps. Remington has taken the short-action Model Seven, added a metal rib--one of the distinctive features of the 600 (although the 600's was plastic), put it into a laminate stock and given it a 22-inch barrel, which is four inches longer than the original's. The laminate stock is made from the stronger modern-style thin wood colored dark brown and tan that paraphrases the original 600's five-piece type of laminate. One distinctive feature missing from the original Model 600 is the dogleg bolt handle, which was similar to the one on the Remington XP-100 series of handguns. The new rifle has the standard Model Seven bolt handle. Weight is 71⁄4 pounds. Remington has announced that the 673 will also be chambered in the future for the .300 Rem. SA Ultra Mag. Suggested retail price is $825. Watch for a RifleShooter article on this rifle in an upcoming issue.
Other Remington new products for 2003 are several variations of existing models. These include the Model 7400 Weathermaster semiauto in .270 and .30-06 with a matte black synthetic stock and low-sheen nickel-plated metal and a short-action Model 700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. SAUM and .300 Rem. SAUM. The Model 700 Classic for 2003 is in .300 Savage.
Contact Remington Arms, Dept. RS, 870 Remington Drive, P.O. Box 700 Madison, NC 27025; (800) 243-9700; www.remington.com