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M6 replica
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:36:28 PM »
Hey all, new to the forum, but have been reading and learning for some time now. Stumbled upon this a few weeks ago, Dave Canterbury of the Pathfinder school and the TV show "Dual Survival" is working with a manufacturer in California to reverse engineer the M6 to make a replica that the average guy can afford. Fast forward to 13:39: http://youtube.com/watch?v=M_qZLVG3mYI
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 10:41:26 PM »
I love Dave.  He's had lots to say about the M6 too.  I hope he can pull this off.
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 07:13:51 AM »
Mtn,

Welcome to the forum (and good to meet you yesterday!). A remake of the M6 would be AWESOME!

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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 08:45:39 AM »
One of my uncles had a Stevens 22-410, a combo, which he let me use when we went rabbit hunting; once, and we did not see one rabbit! :(
Other than length, how close are the M6 and the Stevens 22-410?
Was there much difference in the receivers?
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 10:33:14 AM »
Wonder if they will offer it in the original ??? 22 hornet over 410??
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 01:02:53 AM »
I went to buy an M6 back when they were affordable.  I had cash in my pocket that I was ready to spend, until I actually held one.  I was unimpressed until I realized that the aircrew survival weapons were a disposable piece of emergency kit.  Why duplicate something meant to be used only after you've been shot out of the sky and left behind when you're rescued?  If we were starting with a clean sheet of paper what would a purpose-built survival foraging weapon look like?














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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 09:15:20 PM »
Well, this is all hearsay but there has been quite a bit of talk about it being .22 lr over 20 gauge and also replacing the "trigger" with a traditional style. Have been wanting to handle one for awhile and walked into my local shop today only to find one in .22 Hornet sitting on the counter. He had just taken it in on consignment and was asking $400 so I brought it home! Will do a write up once I get my hands on some ammo.
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 09:42:37 PM »
I know the rifle lacks any creature comforts but I have not been able to find another foraging rifle that doesn't have some mars on it's reputation, Model 24 excluded. And with the 2.5 x scope one can reach out a bit and also have a chance at medium sized game.
I"m assuming the Stevens 22/410 would be the same as the Model 24 considering Savage bought Stevens and continued to sell guns under their name.
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 10:49:54 PM »
mtn, my father and i both had the hornet version and carried them in our cars for years, when out at the farm we used it several times in practice jump shooting jacks ,it kept us in good stead, and we used them during hunting season on fox squirrels when time allowed
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 06:24:37 AM »
If we were starting with a clean sheet of paper what would a purpose-built survival foraging weapon look like?

Hum…A Cub Scout Rifle?

About the trigger of the M4: Just how close is it to the proverbial Glass Rod? :D
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 12:45:21 PM »
I'm liking that Game-Getter photo...kind of looks like a "Buntline Special" ;D
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 06:56:04 PM »
On the ones we had, it was a learning curve for awhile, finaly settled on holding the grip with the hand lower on the tang and useing just two fingers to squeeze the trigger down next to the hooked part. No where near hunting rifle poundage but doable
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 06:17:42 AM »
The best way i've been able to use an M6 trigger is to hold the trigger finger in the notch at the end of the trigger, and pull straight back.  The hook kind of pulls upward while doing this.  Feels a little awkward, but it will go bang without disturbing the sights too much.

The M6 is much thinner and therefore lighter than either the 22/410 or the Savage 24.  Originally, the 22/410 Stevens, and later Savage, was sized for a 410.  The Savage 24 was made slightly heavier in order to handle the 20GA round.  When the centerfire calibers came out, it was strengthened up some more on the top of the action.  I've had campers, LR over both 410 and 20, 357, 3030,223,357 max, and now have a few of the 12GA models.  It seems as time went on, the gun was made heavier and heavier.  Same can be said for the H&R Handi Rifles.  The older ones, in 22 Hornet, 223, 3030, even 4570, seem to be lighter than the newer models made for higher pressure rounds.  For serious use, i'd stick to the 22LR/20GA models, and preferably 24" barrels.  The M6, and the Savage 24 Camper models, are great, but just like the 20" M16 vs 14" M4 barrel issues (less velocity, etc) it just seems that i can hit easier with longer barrels and sight radii. 

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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 10:13:32 PM »
Has anyone heard anything more about this Dave Canterbury project to remake the M6 Scout?
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Re: M6 replica
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 08:27:26 AM »
If we were starting with a clean sheet of paper what would a purpose-built survival foraging weapon look like?

hmm, like this ?



A M30 Luftwaffe drilling in 12 Gauge/93X74...
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