Remington Nylon 66 Details
The Remington Nylon 66 holds up extremely well to harsh use, and it even forms much of this little rifle’s action. While the steel sheet metal receiver covers are necessary to make the gun run, internal parts including the bolt ride on and in rails of Nylon, are molded right into the stock.
One of the best features of the Remington Nylon 66 is that it doesn’t need oil. Yep, this little gem will run trouble-free approximately forever; in fact, Remington went as far as telling customers NOT to lubricate the Nylon’s action at all.
The receiver cover has grooves for mounting a scope using a rimfire-style mount, but in my opinion, the Nylon works best with its iron sights.
Best of all, I have never found any 22 LR ammo that didn’t work smoothly in a Nylon 66. (I’ve never tried subsonic rounds, so I can’t say how well they might do.)
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Yeah, I’ll concede that any magazine that works is just fine, therefore the 66’s isn’t any better than any other tubular rimfire mag–or is it?
One thing I like about this mag is that it’s easy to feed (ammo is inherently bullet-heavy, so the rounds “want” to go in nose-first as they should), and there’s no way the magazine follower tube can come loose while you’re shooting. If it tries to, your shoulder will keep it in place.
If I had to complain about anything with this magazine, it would be that you have to remove the tube entirely to load it, and it is possible to fit too many rounds into the mag.
If you do fill it “plus one,” you can insert the mag tube most of the way, and with the safety on and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, chamber around. This will give you enough room to fully close the follower tube, and you’ll have 15 shots at the ready.
- Model: Nylon 66
- Action: Semi-automatic
- Chambered for 22 LR only*
- Magazine: Tubular, 14-round
- Overall length: 39 inches
- Barrel length: 19.5 inches
- Weight (unloaded): 4.2 pounds (67.2 ounces)
- Introduced: 1959
- Discontinued: 1989 or 1990 (depending on the source)
- Approximate production: 1,050,350 (per Remington)
- Variations: Mohawk Brown, Seneca Green, Apache Black, Black Diamond, Gallery Special*
*Gallery Special takes 22 Short
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