My new to me Remington 597 .22LR

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Gh0zt36, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    Finally got it in!!! Shes lookin good . couple minor scratches. but thats what guns that get shot look like . I really dig the slide ramp sights on it too . Will make a perfect partner to the 10/22 takedown.
     

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  3. VikingGuy

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    nice, I like the camo.
     
  4. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    How is it? Any issues?
     
  5. Gh0zt36

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    I havnt got to shoot it yet because this and the takedown I just got are my only .22LR s and I don't have bore brush yet for it and I don't shoot guns if I can't clean them immediately afterwards. I ordered a .22lr boresnake though so I should have it in a couple days and when I get it im going to do a youtube range video. Ill be sure to post it

    But first impressions are Barrel seems to be heavier than your average .22 . @ 20" it is a little longer than the takedown I just got . I absolutely love the rear slide ramp site , It's a bit heavier than the takedown. hope this helps for a start
     
  6. beastmode986

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    Ok thanks keep me posted!
     
  7. 95sniper

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    I just bought a remington 597 yesterday... I mounted a new simmons 22 mag scope on it. I cant wait to get it to the range, I admit that I am a little nervous after reading about all the problems that these rifles have had in the past. I hope remington has fixed these issues.
     
  8. Gh0zt36

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    All the problems were with the magazines so if the one you bought was new then it has gen 3 circle 10 mags and it will probably cycle just fine.. The gun itself is top notch
     
  9. 95sniper

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    I bought brand new, and the gun does feel really sturdy... I cant wait to shoot it
     
  10. Gh0zt36

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    im just waiting on scope base , rings and a .22 boresnake to come in the mail and ill be taking my new ruger 10/22 take down and the 597 to the range.... 2 new little plinkers for me :D
     
  11. 95sniper

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    How do you like the ruger? I looked at those at the gun shop, but I didnt care for the way they felt. I decided to get a 22 because its expensive to shoot 30-06 or .308 all the time
     
  12. Gh0zt36

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    Well as I said I hadn't got a chance to shoot it yet ... Im waitin for some parts. But so far my initial impressions are its going to be perfect for what I need it for which will primarily be a WROL / SHTF small game food rifle. As you may have seen I bought a Nikon 3-9x40 scope for it aftermarket picatinny rail quad lock quick detach rings and a KiDD bolt buffer with rubber sleeve . So I think it's going to be a great rifle. feels quality to me.

    Im not going to shoot it a whole lot. I'd like to keep it in excellent shape so when the time comes to where I need it which I believe based on world events may be right around the corner it'll be ready to go .

    The remington im gonna shoot the crap out of lol ....
     
  13. 95sniper

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    Im planning on shooting my remington allot as well, I put a cheaper scope on mine its a simmons 22 mag, I'm pleased with the quality for $40
     
  14. hareebrownbeest

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    I was looking at the big barrel with scope at Dicks sporting goods, black synthetic stock, beautiful rifle. It was $249. I decided to go with the Savage Mark ii FV-SR because of the negative things I read about the magazines on the Remington. I hope it works great for you, I look forward to seeing your review.
     
  15. 95sniper

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    I believe that the problem with the defective mags has been fixed, I checked out a savage mark ii and I didnt care for the way it felt in my hands. I would like to know how you like the savage.
     
  16. robertb6112

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    The savage MK 11 is a good shooter. I have some feeding problems with Remington ammo. But blazer and CCi work the best. And it's very accurate.
     
  17. 95sniper

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    How many rounds have you put through it yet? How often would you recomend cleaning them, some say everytime you shoot, some say not often.
     
  18. hareebrownbeest

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    When I get my Savage I will definitely be posting about it. I purchased it like 3 days ago, the countdown is on. (10 day wait in Cali).:(
     
  19. robertb6112

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    I don't know how many rounds at least 1000. I usually clean it after ever use. But sometimes I'll do every other time. It depends on how dirty the ammo is. Remington golden bullets are pretty dirty.
     
  20. 95sniper

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    How do you tell how dirty the ammo is?