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Old 03-02-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Ive been looking at a remington 597 for a little bit now and would like to know pros and cons everybody has expierienced. It feels nice, looks nice and has a nice price. Ive heard alot of negatives and alot of positives. So tell me what you think

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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I've had mine for a couple of years. It is very accurate and very reliable. I can rapid fire my 30rd mags without a hitch and get good groups at 50yards. I don't practice any further than that, but I suspect it would do fine further.

You can't go wrong with it imo. I believe it is much better out of the box than a 10/222, but you don't have as many modification options.

Get the VQ hammer and extractor for better performance.

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I have had one for a couple of years and I love it. I did nothing to it but put an affordable rimfire scope on it. Good out of the box shooter. Are there better competition shooters out there, yes. Does the 10/22 have tons of aftermarket stuff over the 597, yes. Is it a good, affordable Remmy for plinking and small game, Hellz yes.

My wife wants her own in the pink camo. She shall have one shortly.

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I've had a 597 for 7 or 8 years now. It is the rifle I shoot far more than anything else I own (probably more than anything because of the price of .22).
I havent had any problems with it except that every once in a while I wear out a magazine. But that is the beauty of the 597, I can find magazines for them in every WalMart.
I think everybody needs one, IMO.

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I know more of you have to have the 597. More input please

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I have shot the stainless/ wood stock one and it was very accurate and no reliability issues

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thanks guys/gals. another question, Does the 597 chamber .22 Long rifle, Long, and shorts or just .22 long rifles

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It's 22 LR only

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ok, I made my decision and bought a marlin model 60. Feels like a nice choice although i liked the sights on the 597 more. That doesnt matter though because i plan on scoping it

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Don't forget, if you want to use open sights that Tech Sights makes em' for the model 60

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