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Old 04-06-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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I'm going to accurize my hunting .22 before next season. It has a good trigger for an out of the box sub $200 rifle already, but I would like to shoot tighter groups and be on target at longer range without spending more than the rifle is worth.

I have done some reading and here's my plan thus far. It is a stock remington 597 with a synthetic camoflage stock to begin with.

1. Replace the hammer with the volquartzen hammer $45
2. Replace the extractor with VQ extractor. $20
3. Shoot only premium ammo (cci mini mags or better)
4. ????

Will this help? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:15 AM   #2
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I'm going to accurize my hunting .22 before next season. It has a good trigger for an out of the box sub $200 rifle already, but I would like to shoot tighter groups and be on target at longer range without spending more than the rifle is worth.

I have done some reading and here's my plan thus far. It is a stock remington 597 with a synthetic camoflage stock to begin with.

1. Replace the hammer with the volquartzen hammer $45
2. Replace the extractor with VQ extractor. $20
3. Shoot only premium ammo (cci mini mags or better)
4. ????

Will this help? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
You bet it will! I did that stuff to my 597 along with a little polishing on the bolt rails (remember to only tighten the rails finger tight)& trigger groupe. I have found mine to like that Winchester 333 ammo the best. It seems that .22's are a little touchey in their choice of ammo. I only picked up on the .22 shooting again a few years ago. When I was younger, my Remmy 522 Speedmaster would shoot anything I fed it with good results. I wonder what happend? Has .22 ammo changed that much in the last 30 or so years?
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Go to RimfireCentral.com. Scroll down to the Remington Forum, then the 597 subforum, and you'll find enough information about what to/how to, do to, the 597 than you can shake a stick at.

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Go to RimfireCentral.com. Scroll down to the Remington Forum, then the 597 subforum, and you'll find enough information about what to/how to, do to, the 597 than you can shake a stick at.
CB has the right idea. The 597 guys there are crazy about the platform. Don't try to reinvent the wheel just do what they did and have a great shootin little gun.

How about some before and after groups.
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CB has the right idea. The 597 guys there are crazy about the platform. Don't try to reinvent the wheel just do what they did and have a great shootin little gun.

How about some before and after groups.
Great idea, thanks! I'll work on that too.
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FINALLY got the volquartsen hammer here. Midway has been out of stock for months.

As soon as I can get to the range I'll update this thread.

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I'm drooling over this thread...

I loves my 597 and it is the wife's favorite. I would like to get 2 more so we each have one. Let me know how it goes, Brian.

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I'm drooling over this thread...

I loves my 597 and it is the wife's favorite. I would like to get 2 more so we each have one. Let me know how it goes, Brian.

Good idea. Then you will have a spare!
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Thanks. The 597 has been my favorite .22 plinker. Stock fits and feels good (synthetic woodland camo), the trigger isn't bad at all, and with a $40 scope I have a great squirrel getter and plinker for a little over $200.

I also bought a rifle ammo sleeve that fits the buttstock. With a little magic I converted it to be able to hold 3 extra ten rd mags.

I'll take some pictures and get them up soon.

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Cool. Keep us in the loop. People who own them seem to love the 597.

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