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spinko1965 12-20-2010 11:47 PM

rem. model 597 vtr
I bought this gun for my son for xmas and I am not really familiar with the rimfire accessories. what would be the best scope set up for this gun? it has a picatinny base on it. any suggestions for a decent scope, afterall for a 22lr you can easily overkill the setup with a high powered scope. any input would be appreciated. thanks

jpattersonnh 12-21-2010 12:38 AM


Originally Posted by spinko1965 (Post 406575)
I bought this gun for my son for xmas and I am not really familiar with the rimfire accessories. what would be the best scope set up for this gun? all feedback is appreciated. thank you. tracey

Here is your best bet. Under $40.00.
Bushnell - .22 Rimfire

Be real careful of that gun, The extractor has a habit of tossing w/ a spent case.

jca1 12-21-2010 01:08 AM

This is his first rifle?

If so I would go with a cheapo scope for him to learn with. If this is not his first rifle and he is an experienced shooter then I would go up a few levels on the scope, maybe even let him pick it out.

spinko1965 12-21-2010 01:14 AM

My son at 9 yrs old has been shooting a 270 and a 7mag and is an execellent shot. I just bought this gun for him to plink with cause he is killing me shooting the 270 everyweekend. He is 17 and just needs and economical gun to plink with. thx for the reply.

spinko1965 12-21-2010 01:15 AM

so in your opinion, do you feel that this is not a safe gun?

jpattersonnh 12-21-2010 01:19 AM

She is safe, just make sure all the screws are tight!!! Then she will be reliable.

spinko1965 12-21-2010 02:10 AM

thanks for your opinion.

7point62 12-21-2010 03:04 PM

If the vtr has the same receiver/bolt system as the 597 autoloader, getting the guide rails and action springs back in can be awkward at best, and the springs can get bent out of shape. Hopefully they've made some improvements.

I've also had issues with the spring tension on the 597's 10-rnd mags and with missfeeds of Remington ammo. Not trying to be entirely negative, just a heads up.

Tasco also makes some good inexpensive scopes that would probably be compatible.

spinko1965 12-22-2010 04:42 AM

have heard from folks, ditch the factory 10 round clip. they say its no good and alot of problems. On the other hand havent heard much complaints about the remington 30 round clip. Thanks for the info.

rifleman55 12-22-2010 05:07 AM

A great scope for $115.00 is the Mueller APV. It's a 4 X 14 X 40 AO scope. Bright and sharp to the edges at full power. It's one of the best scopes you can get for the money. You will have to spend at least twice as much to get better optics and it has a lifetime warrenty. Best 22 scope made for the money in my opinion and I've installed a lot of 22 scopes on customer guns over the years as a gunsmith. People always rave about the quality for the price.
Your son sounds as he's old enough and responsable enough to really use a decent scope. Cheap optics usually end up in the drawer due to dissapointment and you end up buying a better scope. Get a decent one to start off with.

John K

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