Home Notes (.350 Remington Magnum) Companies Reloading Custom Shops Books
facts and legend:
.350 Remington Magnum
- Remington Model 600 .350 Remington Magnum -
Alasken Pipe Dream and the Remington .350 Magnum
Here is the basic scenario - it's 1964,
you're 14 years old and your mind, for some reason, is stuck in the Alaskan
outback. There are visions of tossing your gear into a canoe and heading
into the wilderness, an adventure - but of course, requiring the proper
gear and precautionary equipment. Remington releases a new carbine in
a then new .350 Rem. Mag. caliber with a laminated wood stock in an unusual
combination of walnut and beech. It also boasts a funny looking bolt
and saber tooth front sight (borrowed from the XP 100 single-shot pistol)
and of all things, a ventilated rib on the little rifle's barrel. It
seemed, the perfect, compact solution.
From what I remember, there was quite a hoop-la in the reviews. At 5 1/2 pounds, recoil was ferocious in the little gun and you had to really like getting kicked to love the .350. But after a while, not many shooters seemed interested in the new short fat magnum. To me, this was the perfect companion for my Alaskan bear dreams, and I wanted one. In the end though, this gun was filed away with others on my childhood wish list, and years later this carbine became very hard to find on the used market.
Now, as you’ve no doubt heard already, Remington has reintroduced the .350 Remington Magnum in the new Remington 673 Guide Gun (in .350 Rem Mag and .300 Rem SA Ultra Mag). Does it provide a viable substitute for the old unobtainable 600? We’ve got one on order and will have a future review of the shipping product. Links to info at the Remington site and reviews of pre-production guns are listed below.
673™ Guide Rifle
Handloading the .350 Remington
|© 2004 Bird Publishing All rights reserved|