Springfield Armory M6 Scout

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Seacowboys
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    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I found one of these the other day in a pawn shop. It is actually made by CZ for Sringfield Armory. It has a squeeze lever instead of a trigger, which I found interesting and surprisingly practical. The Blue Book shows MSR at $185.00 but for some reason they seem to be going for $350.00 at Gunbroker; I don't know what that's all about. I picked mine up for $150.00. I also found a very interesting and informative article on setting these up for survival. It is well worth the read. Springfield Armory M6

    182317-M61.
  2. Tango3
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    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    That's a bit o' alright ...what are the ballistics for the .410 like ??? 41maggy? nevershot a .410.. I read thearticle at vrake in the backpacker thread.that's got alot of practicality..
  3. Blackjack
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    Blackjack Monkey+++

    410- quarter ounce slug leaves the barrel at about 1800 fps. If zeroed at 50 yards, you'll get about a 6 inch drop at 100 yds and an 11 inch drop at 125. Anything past that would be very poor.

    I might not be correct, but I think that 1/4 oz is about 100 grains or a little bit more (somebody please correct this).

    I believe a 41 mag would be a little heavier and a little slower (even from a carbine length barrel).

    A 357 mag, 158 grain from a carbine also leaves the barrel at abut 1800 fps so I'd probably put it in that general range.

    I'd say it would be a great little "meat" gun. It would easily take down deer up to 75 yards (assuming well placed shot) and you could switch to shot for just about any small game or birds.

    Cool weapon.
  4. melbo
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    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Here's some pics of mine:
    http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5729&postcount=5

    and a great article on them too.
    I love mine and shoot it pretty often[flag]

  5. ripsnort
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    ripsnort Monkey++

    Springfield stopped producing these a couple years ago. The new replacement model was to come as a pistol, or a carbine with a removable stock. The removable stock was to be plastic so the weight was well under the four pounds of the old model. The new ones were to also fire 45LC from the .410 barrel. After listing the new ones on their website for a couple years AND listing them in their paper catalog AND showing them at the ShotShow - they cancelled production! I am still hoping they will decide to make them.
  6. melbo
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    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    OH MAN!!!

    Just found the M6 Scout AOW with a short barrel....
    $5 tax stamp... gotta have one.

    I didn't know this:
    Nice quote from this article:
  7. monkeyman
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    monkeyman Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Hey melbo, one thing I thought about when reading over your kit that you have on yours of survival goodies was that it had the 10 matches. The kit looks great and I love the way you got it set up but was thinking that 10 matches wouldnt go that far. I was just wonderingifyou had ever seen how the round lighters would fit in the .410 spaces? They make disposable lighters that are round and just a little bigger than a cigarete and seems like one might fit the space and allow a LOT more fires to be started or the other thing I had thought of forit would be if you are able to use a flint and steel maybe a flint rod cut off 3" long and put in there and a piece of hacksaw blade taped to the inside of the comb would allow for virtualy unlimited fires to be started. Just a thought.

    Like I say though I love the way its set up.
  8. melbo
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    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks mm. THat was a copied article and not about mine even though I thought about tricking mine out the same way.

    I had no idea they had gotten that scarse and were selling for around $450 now... I think I paid $125 and thought that was a little high a few yrs ago
  9. Seacowboys
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    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I just fit mine with a weaver sling swivel at the barrel end by drilling out the hole there a little, The stock screw takes a but-sling swivel from an M14 just fine.
  10. kellory
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    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool.

    there are lighters that look just like a .410 or 12ga shell available at my neighborhood hardware store.

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