Yes, cptango30, there is a recall on Rem 597/.17HMRs. Remington is trying to pull off what I call a "recall on the cheap" by offering us a fraction of what the rifles cost us new, then limiting their offer to a coupon ($200 or $250, depending on version purchased) good only towards buying another Remington firearm. In fact, most of the semiauto rifles once offered in the caliber (Ruger, Magnum Research, etc.) should not be used, according to announcements from CCI (the primary domestic manufacturer of .17HMR ammo); only lever and bolt action rifles should fire the round. Magnum Research is offering a full refund. Ruger discontinued its version several years ago. I have heard anecdotal reports that Ruger has been exchanging their 1017s as problems develop. Last I heard, Volquartsen Customs still stands by their offering. As I understand it, semis just can't handle the pressure spike of the round, resulting in out-of-battery discharges, blown out receivers and magazines, etc. Remington wants us to believe it's an ammunition problem and out of the kindness of their heart they offer to take our unsafe firearms back without acknowledging any degree of responsibility for producing it in the first place. Given Remington's recent history of not supporting its products, I don't care to give them another opportunity to tell me "Gotcha - again."