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Remington has made several different models of their semiauto rifles in 6mm. 
Model 742 1960-1980
Model Four 1981 - 1988
Model 7400 1981 - 2004
Model 74 1984 - 1987

What is the difference between them all?  Remington's website say the Model Four was an enhanced version of the 7400, but was enhanced?  Looking for one in 6MM.


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Just saw one of these for sale not only a week ago.
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how about a model 4??? i found one of those.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=205023970
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Saw the same one Pyro.  Is there any real mechanical difference between the different models?

Purpose of this gun is to give to a friend who was in Iraq.  He had a Remington semi auto in 6mm but sold it when he was deployed.  Currently has a Savage 111 in .30-06 but is recoil sensitive.  He laments the fact he got rid of his rem in 6mm.  I don't know what model he had, just that it was in 6mm.  If one model was more prone to mechanical issues, would stay away from it and pursue the others, but I don't know a thing about them.
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Are you set on a Remington?  The Browning BARs are very nice autos.  I have had once for 15 years someone else owned it before me and my dad since the 70s and they are both fantastic rifles.  
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Trying to find what he had previously.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Are you set on a Remington?  The Browning BARs are very nice autos.  I have had once for 15 years someone else owned it before me and my dad since the 70s and they are both fantastic rifles.  

did the bar come in 6mm?? i know it came in 7mm.
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I had one of the original Model 742s (1960-1980) in .30-06.  I reloaded 165 grain Speer HotCor's for it, and got 1 1/2 inch groups.  I used only shells originally fired in the rifle (neck-sized), and there was no need for small-based dies.  Never had a jam.  I shot my first deer (8-point buck) with it. 
 
The problem?  After less than 1,000 rounds, the rifle started doubling (i.e., going automatic and firing two rounds instead of one).  I traded it to a gunsmith, and got a written note from him that he would not sell it unless and until the problem was fixed.
 
You are probably better off picking the latest model of this rifle that you can.  Remington has fixed problems and improved the rifle with each new version.  Gun Tests gave the current Remington automatic an A+ rating in its May 2007 issue.
 
As for caliber, your friend is probably better off with a .243 than a 6mm, if he wants to stay with this size cartridge.  Remington lost in the head-to-head competition between their 6mm and
Winchester's .243.   There's a much wider choice of ammunition out there for the .243, and it will probably be around a whole lot longer.  The .243 is available in Remington's latest autoloading rifle, the Model 750 Woodsmaster.
 
Hope this helps.
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Thanks Longhunter.  He has the dies and shells yet for the 6mm so that is why I'm looking down that road.  Agree the .243 is out in front as far as availability of ammo etc.
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Much cheaper than a new gun. 

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I own a model 742 Remy Woodmaster, bought it in about 1980..... For whatever reason it started jamming shortly after I bought it, as in 15 boxes later.... I still have it and would sell it real cheap! If someone wants to fix it......I do like the 243 caliber myself......The rifle sucked IMO... Im with Jason, I have a 1970 7MM Mag Browning Bar Rifle Belgium Made,,, Very fine semi auto rifle.
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I've had two of the semi auto Remmingtons one in 30-06 and one in .308 and neither shot very well. If you want to do  him a favor get him a .243 in a Tikka. As for semi I fully agree the Browning is a much better rifle in semi auto and the FN semi auto would be worth consideration.
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As I recall the locking lugs on the earlier models where small and many, like a Weatherby. During cycling the lugs would "skip" over each other and distort. The later models were later changed to a 2 lug design similar to an AK which did away with the problem.
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

As I recall the locking lugs on the earlier models where small and many, like a Weatherby. During cycling the lugs would "skip" over each other and distort. The later models were later changed to a 2 lug design similar to an AK which did away with the problem.
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