well after close to a year, I finally have my Remington 597 .22WMR back from all the bollocks! Even though Remington gave me a HUGE amount of runaround, through being one tenacious ol' cock I managed to get everything savvy. The huge crack in the bolt was flagrantly caused by manufacturer's error and they took full responsibility for that and replaced it without question. at complaining about not being able to fit more than 5 rounds in my 8 round mag was told (and I quote (from a remington rep) ) "Yeah we're basically calling them 5 round magazines now as we are having a lot of people complaining of this fault." ... ... ... I don't need to explain what a full stop ludicrous sentence that is. It was at this point I took the phone of my local gunstore owner and dealt to them myself. The end result was I got 2 new magazines that hold and feed 8 rounds very happily, and a new box of those kickarsed hornady ballistic rounds, that cost close to $1 a round here. So now that I have it back, functioning and intact how is it performing? Bloody brilliant!! Yep, it's wicked. So accurate, and with the volquartsen hammer the trigger issues are no more. even though it's nearly a year since i got it I am very happy with the rifle I have now. Remington need to work on their magazine machining and also possibly at their customer service/technical support department to prevent this type of tripe****e happening to someone with a more realistic level of tollerance than I, and I was damn near just throwing it in and getting my cash back too.