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Does anyone know of this rifle and does anyone near Chattanooga TN have one in very good to excellant condition for sale? A friend of mine had one stole a few years ago and would like to replace it.
 

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Remington Nylon Model 66

Come on folks. Ain't nobody got one of these rifles for sale? If you do and you are in northern Ga, east Ala, southern Ky, west N.C., or south west Va. let me know. Surely someone has one for sale. email me at [email protected] Thanks
 

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I don't think you can walk into a group and assume that someone has one. Good places to look would be Gunsamerica.com, gunbroker.com, and auctionarms.com.
 

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Well, I've got one. Pre-68, solid chrome and a flawless stock.
I bought it 8 years ago in Kittery, Maine. And I'm keeping it. :wave:
 

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I bought one about 15 years ago but always have hang ups with it even though I've tried dozens of different brands and types of .22 ammo in it . Its such a pain that I no longer shoot it .
 

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DOC, my 66 works fine with everything except target .22 ammo, which doesn't cycle all the time. Cheap ammo ("Wal-mart specials" in the USA) work great. I favor Federal and CCI.

Despite early Remington ads, these Nylon guns do have to be disassembled and cleaned occasionally.
 

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My aunt had one for years along with a gallon pickle jar full of rattlesnake rattles that she harvested with it. Don't know what happened to it but I'd like to have it. I've seen a couple on the used gun rack at Cabelas but they were all $300+.
 

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Thanks Bookman ,I guess I'll have to get the Hoppes#9 out and give it a !!!! good clean , Think that I have a box of CCI mini-mags some where so I'll give it another go .
 

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DOC - give it a good cleaning. Watch out for Hoppes #9 on the exterior chrome.

I wouldn't try to disassemble the receiver. I've read that they are a !!!!! to get back together.
 

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A good cleaning is definitely a good idea, but DON"T lube it! The Nylon receiver is 'self lubricating', and any added oil will only gum it up.
My chromed Nylon 66 Apache Black is a bit rough - some pitting on the barrel exterior - but a deadly accurate little rifle. Very reliable. It was made in the 70's.
My 87-made Mohawk Brown looks much better, but has a couple minor reliability issues.

There is a Nylon 66 users group on Yahoo dot com - check them out. Lots of good info and pics there. Also, the Remington forum on RimfireCentral dot com as a bunch of dedicated Nylon owners. Someone can steer you towards one.
Of course, Gunbroker and GunsAmerica are good sources.
 

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I would take it easy with any of the harsher cemical cleaners on the nylon 66
i use standard hoppes 9 spareingly just to not deteriorate the older nylon.
my 66 has been reliable with some ammo but not all.
the heavy waxed ammo doesnt allways feed with reliability
the trunciated cone "yellowjacket" ammo has been good for my gun
what may help is to dissassemble your magazine tube and clean the interior.
that has helped my old gun a lot too.
make shure the mag tube spring is not gotten weak also

finding a black/crome rem nylon 66 will be a trick
good luck.
 

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I have a Remington Nylon 66- Chrome finish rifle. It is not for sale. I just had it cleaned by a local gunsmith. I hope to try it out in a couple of weeks. I paid $150.00 for it two years ago. I have the org. box. Price on box $49.95.
 

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Field stripping to clean isn't too hard - it helps to have the dissaembly book though! And don't go pulling the wee bits off the receiver section! :burnout:
I swapped the barrels, reciever covers and stock/actions on mine once - had the range 'experts' in a tizzie, thinking I had a super-rare Mohawk Brown Chrome! Hehehehe. :scool:
 

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Hey guys, I was given a Remington by my husband. I don't know what type of ammo to purchase for it. If someone can give me a clue I would appreciate it. And no, it is not for sale. He's had it since he was very young and in the Scouts.
 

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Hello, NTG! Welcome to G&G!

I find that rimfire guns can be very picky about ammo - take anythree rifles of the same make and model, and they might each prefer a different brand and type of .22LR ammo!

But, in general, I find CCI Minimag the best overall moderate-priced .22LR ammo, and works well in all action types.
Lately, Winchester Experts have been working best for my in cheaper bulk packages.

Generally, the semi-auto guns seem to prefer a plated round nose bullet - they feed better. The flatter-nosed hollow points seem better in bolt-actions, where feeding by manual operation is more forgiving.

Try smaller 50-round boxes of a wide variety of ammo, and see what your rfle prefers. It'll tell you what it likes. :)
 

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Hey guys, I was given a Remington by my husband. I don't know what type of ammo to purchase for it. If someone can give me a clue I would appreciate it. And no, it is not for sale. He's had it since he was very young and in the Scouts.

A good inexpensive .22 is American Eagle. Shoots very well in all the 22's I own.
CCI is pretty spendy for 22's; they are good though.
 

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CCI mini-mags are all that I use in my two winchesters, a m-290, and a m-490.. Never had a bad one.. But stay away from the Remington Thunder-duds.. Bad stuff.
 

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Does anyone know of this rifle and does anyone near Chattanooga TN have one in very good to excellant condition for sale? A friend of mine had one stole a few years ago and would like to replace it.
Michael I have an Remington Nylon Model 66 Chrome in nice shape. I brought it in the early 1980's from a collector. I live in Maine, and it is forsale.
 

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I have a circa Oct '71 Apache 66 that would go an honest 97% overall. They are going for a premium these days in nice shape. I've owned several Nylon 66s and have not found them to be difficult to disassemble and reassemble, just need to pay attention to what you are doing and follow the instructions in the owner's manual.

I would probably trade mine for an equally nice early (walnut stocked) Remington 582.

I believe the Nylon series Remington rifles were ahead of their time.
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Rich
 
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