Springfield Armory M6 Scout

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

  1. Seacowboys

    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

  2. Tango3

    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

    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

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Here's some pics of mine:
    M6 scout

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

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  5. ripsnort

    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

    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:
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  7. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus 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

    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

    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

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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

    rimfirehunter Monkey++

    I purchase my CZ produced M6 Scout .22lr/.410 back in 2005 for $149 NIB, its the parkerized model and my only regrets are not getting it in stainless. The .410 from this little gun will surprise you with its recoil, especially when using the 000 or 00 buckshot loads, slugs produce less recoil but you still wont shoot many of them at a single sitting.

    Best 25 yard groups with the .410 slugs in my gun are from the Brenneke slugs. Standard rifled slugs do not do too well but the Brenneke's actually produce groups at 25 yards.
  12. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    not to dredge up old posts, but i just got my hands on a m6 yesterday, going to try and take her out for a run this weekend. they are really rare and hard to find now adays. 600+ for a normal one, more for stainless version.
    mine is the 22 hornet over .410
  13. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    We love it when old threads are resurrected. Too much gets buried as new threads start.

    Congrats on your new M6 Scout. I know you will enjoy it.
  14. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I've been looking for an M6 for some time now. Still haven't came across one. This is a great thread. I'm glad it's been resurrected or I would have missed it.
  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I have an old Bauer Rabbit... 22lr over 410 i used to carry as a part of my airplane survival kit when i was in the CAP not as snazzy but quite useful...
    Gunny Highway likes this.
  16. bravo61actual

    bravo61actual Monkey+

    nice. thanks for the heads up. will look for one asap. looks good for small game with shot or large with slugs.
  17. rictus

    rictus Monkey+

    None of this helps the lack of a choke, the 410's ludicrously short range, or the terrible trigger design.
  18. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Actually the trigger design is a pretty good thing... it's designed to be used if you wear gloves or have a hand ingury it's just different... it's not designed to be a super killer weapon but one to be used at short to moderate ranges in a survival situation... will take a deer at 75-80 feet if you have good shot placement...
  19. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    The M6 is functional for its designed role

    The M6 Scout is a well designed and functional fire arm for its intended role as a combo calibre survival rifle that can be carried taken down in your pack (makes fellow campers a little less nervous) and assembled when necessary to provide meat for the cooking pot until one can make it back to civilisation and Dunkin'Donuts. I can see this as a useful survival tool for bush pilots, and canoeists for whom weight and bulk are issues. It's not the weapon that I'd prefer to take to a shootin' party with the Taliban, but it is certainly better than throwing rocks and spit balls. The M6 may be a little less powerful than the Savage 24C camper 20guage / 22lr combo, but the difference seems hardly worth quibbling about.

    Interesting articles Melbo. Wouldn't mind one of them myself.
  20. Daegnus

    Daegnus Monkey+

    I recently picked up a 1974 M6. After taking it out a few times, I've decided to get a scope for it, however, I discovered that my model (pre-trigger guard) doesn't seem to have the mounting holes for the scope mount in front of the rear sight. Has anyone else run into this? And how do I fix this?
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