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Old 09-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by celticpride2133 View Post
So what do you think about this rifle? I heard the magazines have had some issues, has this been resolved? Accuracy? Trigger? I would keep it stock so no 1000 dollar upgrades!
Note that half the responses said get a 1022, even tho the OP has said NO CHANGES...

Ok, the early 597's had a huge issues with lousy magazines...which later got resolved,
but by that time word was out and it killed a lot of potential sales...Remmy has since revamped the mags a
and come out with a WIDE variety of OEM Stocks from the factory!!
that being said, I've got a 1976 Remington Nylon 66 that'll probably outshoot any 597 made thusfar...
not to mention being more reliable

The last respondent (mrt8110) was the most correct, although if one wanted to stay with Box-style magazines,
the Marlin to look at would be the 795...which is out of the box more precise than an out of the box 1022...
some rascals with a Lead Sled took the time to prove that, most folks content over at another forum...

In fact, I'd challenge ANY 1022 owner to do the same thing...go buy an inexpensive Marlin 795 and test it themselves!!
I think you'd be surprised at the results!!!

Not to mention that pimping the 795, IS less expensive than the 1022...
This one currently has less than $250 in it...including the cost of the 795 itself!! (On sale for $99 and an additional $25 rebate!!)
Remington 597? - .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion
Ramline Folding Stock $25 from Numrich
Simmons Black Diamond scope @ Wally for $30
Weaver see-thru rings @ Wally for $10
Razor Sling $10 @ Wally
Shooter's Ridge Bipod @ Wally for $20
Marlin adjustable Rear Target Sight from Numrich for $10
Three Champion 25-rd Magazines for $20 each
Tactical M-4 bag from a pawnshop for $10
And a leftover Brownell's Acraglass kit for the pillar bedding

So after the minor, inexpensive upgrades, it tortures 10-times more expensive rifles at the range
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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So the magazine issue has been resolved for the 597? Why arn't there any quality aftermarket mags for it ?

I'm picking one up tomorrow its some kinda camo . I've heard nothing but good things about the rifle and nothing but bad about the mags. I've even read it can outshoot the 10/22 in accuracy . My new 10/22 takedown didn't like hearing that one . I just want a good companion rimfire if anyone wants to go plinking at the range. I like similar caliber guns in twos that way if anyone likes what im shooting they can always shoot the same thing in a different rifle. Like my norinco mak 90 ak and norinco SKS .

Ok I digress. Does anyone know of any quality aftermarket mags for the 597 they had good luck with ? Looks like a fun little rimfire.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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I have a few of the remington 10 and 30 round magazines. They all work pretty well unless they are filthy. I only put 28 in the 30 if I fill the 30 up it jams after the first shot.
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