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I have a new Remington 673 guide gun in a 6.5 Remington magnum on the way.  Great price from www.gunbroker.com.  Ordered reloading dies, brass, bullets (which I already have for my 260 Remington) and a scope and mounting hardware (Warne, of course).  The scope is not going to blow anybody away and in fact is going to send alot of you guys to the refrigerator laughing, going for a cold one.  The budget was tight and wanting to try something new, I went with a Simmons Aetec 4x14 44mm SF with a truplex reticle.  After reading the Simmons literature, fixed eye relief to include some other features such as the hydrophobic coating, so to speak, like the Bushnell Elite series and the fact that I wanted this zoom range and the price was where I wanted it, I decided it fit the bill.  Hopefully everything will arrive before the weekend.  Only problem is looking for loading dies and brass, as well as the other items needed, it was all ordered from multiple places.  I have not heard that the dies or brass has been shipped (two different places).  I will do a review on the rifle and scope after setting it all up.
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Good luck and have fun with the new toy; don't apologize for the scope, wish I had a new rifle to mount something on!
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Thanks Dogger.  I should get the scope tomorrow according to the tracking information.  I will let you know how it looks and my initial impression after going over it.  I have had good luck with all of my pre-Meade Simmons Aetec scopes, even on my Howa 300 win. mag. without losing its poi between seasons.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

I have a new Remington 673 guide gun in a 6.5 Remington magnum on the way.  Great price from www.gunbroker.com.  Ordered reloading dies, brass, bullets (which I already have for my 260 Remington) and a scope and mounting hardware (Warne, of course).  The scope is not going to blow anybody away and in fact is going to send alot of you guys to the refrigerator laughing, going for a cold one.  The budget was tight and wanting to try something new, I went with a Simmons Aetec 4x14 44mm SF with a truplex reticle.  After reading the Simmons literature, fixed eye relief to include some other features such as the hydrophobic coating, so to speak, like the Bushnell Elite series and the fact that I wanted this zoom range and the price was where I wanted it, I decided it fit the bill.  Hopefully everything will arrive before the weekend.  Only problem is looking for loading dies and brass, as well as the other items needed, it was all ordered from multiple places.  I have not heard that the dies or brass has been shipped (two different places).  I will do a review on the rifle and scope after setting it all up.
...................WAIT JUST A MINUTE HERE!................Is that Remy guide gun the one with the REEEEAL short 18" or 18.5" barrel? Ya know, one of those lack luster performing, dumb to own, ain`t worth a damn compacts, that are good for only 100 yards???..............Whistling.........Mouth%20Taped%20Shut.......Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

I have a new Remington 673 guide gun in a 6.5 Remington magnum on the way.  Great price from www.gunbroker.com.  Ordered reloading dies, brass, bullets (which I already have for my 260 Remington) and a scope and mounting hardware (Warne, of course).  The scope is not going to blow anybody away and in fact is going to send alot of you guys to the refrigerator laughing, going for a cold one.  The budget was tight and wanting to try something new, I went with a Simmons Aetec 4x14 44mm SF with a truplex reticle.  After reading the Simmons literature, fixed eye relief to include some other features such as the hydrophobic coating, so to speak, like the Bushnell Elite series and the fact that I wanted this zoom range and the price was where I wanted it, I decided it fit the bill.  Hopefully everything will arrive before the weekend.  Only problem is looking for loading dies and brass, as well as the other items needed, it was all ordered from multiple places.  I have not heard that the dies or brass has been shipped (two different places).  I will do a review on the rifle and scope after setting it all up.
...................WAIT JUST A MINUTE HERE!................Is that Remy guide gun the one with the REEEEAL short 18" or 18.5" barrel? Ya know, one of those lack luster performing, dumb to own, ain`t worth a damn compacts, that are good for only 100 yards???..............Whistling.........Mouth%20Taped%20Shut.......Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing 
Ed is correct.  Gosh BS, you should know better.  This has a 22 inch barrel with a ventilated rib.


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Ya come on Big Squeeze, get with the program - besides everyone knows those short barreled runts aren't good past 75 yards, not a 100.  My Ruger carbine shoots so low & slow I can adjust just by watching where my shots go.
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ive got that exact rifle in a 6.5 rem as well and its a fine rifle you will like it, i took the rib and front sight of and it made a big difference in the feel when you swing it around.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

I have a new Remington 673 guide gun in a 6.5 Remington magnum on the way.  Great price from www.gunbroker.com.  Ordered reloading dies, brass, bullets (which I already have for my 260 Remington) and a scope and mounting hardware (Warne, of course).  The scope is not going to blow anybody away and in fact is going to send alot of you guys to the refrigerator laughing, going for a cold one.  The budget was tight and wanting to try something new, I went with a Simmons Aetec 4x14 44mm SF with a truplex reticle.  After reading the Simmons literature, fixed eye relief to include some other features such as the hydrophobic coating, so to speak, like the Bushnell Elite series and the fact that I wanted this zoom range and the price was where I wanted it, I decided it fit the bill.  Hopefully everything will arrive before the weekend.  Only problem is looking for loading dies and brass, as well as the other items needed, it was all ordered from multiple places.  I have not heard that the dies or brass has been shipped (two different places).  I will do a review on the rifle and scope after setting it all up.
...................WAIT JUST A MINUTE HERE!................Is that Remy guide gun the one with the REEEEAL short 18" or 18.5" barrel? Ya know, one of those lack luster performing, dumb to own, ain`t worth a damn compacts, that are good for only 100 yards???..............Whistling.........Mouth%20Taped%20Shut.......Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing 
Ed is correct.  Gosh BS, you should know better.  This has a 22 inch barrel with a ventilated rib.
......................Dolphin!..........  A 22" er? Isn`t yours like the one that chambered the 350 Remy Mag that had the ventilated rib also?? Wasn`t that one with the 18" barrel??..........I must be mixed up here! 
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none of the 673's have any thing but a 22 inch barrel yes it came in .350 rem mag also came in .308 and 300rsum
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Ya come on Big Squeeze, get with the program - besides everyone knows those short barreled runts aren't good past 75 yards, not a 100.  My Ruger carbine shoots so low & slow I can adjust just by watching where my shots go.
.......................................With mine, I just watch the bullets hit the targets all the time!............Oh Yeah! Sure!! Right!!! Hmmm! Hmmm!.............
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

none of the 673's have any thing but a 22 inch barrel yes it came in .350 rem mag also came in .308 and 300rsum
........................I thought that the barrels on those were shorter than 22"..........Oh well!
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Any problems removing the rib and sights?
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Great gun! no comment on the scope (I don't feel like arguing today) I will say that the whole set up might be a little out of proportion with that scope on top. 673s look best with a small scope mounted LOW. Leupold 2.5-8x36 looks like it was made for that gun!
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Any problems removing the rib and sights?
.....................You think that the rib and sight are,,, UGLY????
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I think the rib and sight are sexy, in a classic kind of way.
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

Great gun! no comment on the scope (I don't feel like arguing today) I will say that the whole set up might be a little out of proportion with that scope on top. 673s look best with a small scope mounted LOW. Leupold 2.5-8x36 looks like it was made for that gun!
I knew I would get it about the scope.  I wanted something with a little more upper end magnification as the caliber has the ability to reach out and touch something.  I would have prefered a 40 mm. objective and had a budget.  I received the scope today and it is reasonably well built and optically is better than I expected.  I thought that they were made in the Phillipines, but is made in China which pisses me off.  I have some other scopes at home, but will have to see what I have.  It really is not that long, but will see how it looks on the rifle.  I have Warne QD mounts for it, so it can come off easily and I can mount something else quickly.  I have that Leupold on my 375 RUM and it is great, optically superior to this Simmons, but for the difference of almost 220 dollars this will do for now.
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Any problems removing the rib and sights?
.....................You think that the rib and sight are,,, UGLY????
No, actually I like the looks of the rib and sights, but I will have to see the rifle in person and make a judgment for myself.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Any problems removing the rib and sights?
no but you gotta get something to plug the holes, i got some plastic screws from a gun shop they worked, i like the rib but with my monarch on top i could see the front blade sight and that bothered me and when i took the front sight off it looked stupid with the rib and no site so i took the whole thing off, looks like a laminated m7 now and it swings way faster.i will also recommend you trying to reload that with the 130gr nosler accubond, my 673 loves them, the 120 shot so so at best the 130gr ab's really squeezed the group size.


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Well, I received my rifle and its a beutiful long gun.  I removed the front sight to install the Simmons scope with Warne mounts and medium heigh QD rings.  Well, before tightenig down everything, it looked like I was going to have just enough clearance from the objective to the rib.  But no, afterwards, the bell was on the rib.  I tried a 40 mm objective scope I had in the closet (ok, get ready to laugh, a BSA panther that I have on hand for moments like this) and it would not clear the rib.  Before I even started all of this, I ordered a Weaver Classic V in a 2x10 38 mm in a matte finish which has 46 mm diameter objective as compared to the almost 52 mm diameter objective on the Simmons.  I am considering pyro6999's trick and removing the rib, but would like to use metal screws to plug the holes.  I could use the screws holding down the rib and finish them to size and re-blue them.  Not sure.  Will see.
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You have the same problem that I did with my Ruger Frontier; the scope`s objective bell was too big and I had to remove the scout mounting base!.........I finally got a high ring for front and a super high Ruger ring for the rear. Put the scout mount back on and the obj. bell clears the scout mount just fine now. If you want to keep the rib on there, go to higher rings if available................Aren`t guide guns suppose to have shorter barrels, like around 16" to 18.5" or so? Not a 22".............I suppose that the Remington 673 & the Marlin versions are not alike.
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Why don't you try Bricat's trick and put a VX3 2.5-8X36 like I suggested. You will NOT be disappointed, that baby snuggles on down with about 1/8" between scope and rib. Very sexy, very lightweight.  - Good stuff isn't cheap, cheap stuff isn't good!
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I think D already has one, along with the 1.5-5 he picked up. The 2.5-8 is a nice compact scope.
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Yeah, I do have one on the Remington 375 RUM.  I just picked up a Nikon Prostaff 4x 32 mm just to use to try the rifle out.  I wish I would have just bought another Leupold by now, as I have exceeded the amount of money it would have cost to buy one in the first place.  Actually, I looked at the Weaver I ordered and that was on my list as an initial purchase, but went with the Simmons just to try something different and because it had a little more power on the top end and it offered a few features that I wanted to check out, as really nobody on the site has offered a review on the post-Meade Simmons scopes.  What I should have done really is purchased the Weaver from the out set.  I have never owned a Prostaff and this one is listed as a rimfire model.  Does anyone have any reason to believe it will not stand up to the recoil of my rifle?  None of the Prostaff models are listed as "Shock Proof."
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