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Posted: 5/30/2001 5:45:06 AM EDT
I'm looking at picking up a Rem 597 from my local Wally World before my next range visit. A Ruger 10/22 is out of the question because of Bill and his magazine ban. Does anyone have any tips/info they wouldnt mind sharing about the 597?
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 5:53:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:56:29 AM EDT
BTT. Kharn
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:14:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 12:00:42 PM EDT by BusMaster007]
I've got a 10/22 & a 597. I prefer the 597. It's smooth and accurate. Be sure to load the magazines correctly and you shouldn't experience any feeding problems. Mine likes the faster ammo. I painted the stock Brownells matte black. Mounted a Tasco Pro-Shot reticle 1.5-4.5x20 "turkey/slug-gun" scope on the Remington base in Kwik-Site low matte rings. Drilled into the stocks thickest part of the forend to mount an Uncle Mikes sling swivel stud, and drilled the buttstock a couple of inches from the end to mount a swivel stud there, too. Installed an Uncle Mikes sling. It's a great little rifle and I can use the factory sights as well as the scope. Get one. The 10/22 is okay, and I've set it up to be my "suvival rifle" with a Hogue rubber stock; Vortex flash hider (okay to use with the regular style stock and it fits the std. bbl.); BEC Rubber Armored scope; Weaver T-09 base; Choate bbl. cover filed to fit the scope base; and a "Claw" rubber sling. I bought a couple of the 30-rd. mags for it, but, the factory mags or the aftermarket 10-rd. mags are fine. Almost forgot to add I installed the recoil buffer, and have yet to install the titanium extractor. You can spend more on the accessories for a 10/22 than you paid for the rifle in the first place! The "Rubber Rifle" is okay, but, as I said, I prefer the Remington 597.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 11:50:08 AM EDT
I've got both. A 10/22 that I bought new and put a scope on, and a 597 I got for $50 w/ a broken extractor. Sent the bolt off for repair (Remington wouldn't sell me an extractor assy.) Priority Mail (3.50), warranty repair (free), and wound up with a like-new rifle for $53.50. I can shoot the 597 better with open sights than the Ruger with the scope. The 597 has excellent iron sights and an excellent trigger. The Ruger has a crappy trigger pull that makes everything else moot. I also don't think it's as accurate as the 597. I know I could buy a trigger kit and a bull barrel, but why should I when the 597 shoots so well without any extra attention. You'll like the 597. It's slightly larger than the Ruger, feels like a full-size firearm, not a toy. The trigger is very similar to the AR-15. The barrel is very accurate. The bolt rides on TWO rods, whereas the Ruger only has one. I have had no feeding problems with the double stack magazines for the 597. The magazine release is in basically the same location as the AR. The cross-bolt safety behind the trigger is simple to operate. The 597 has built-in scope mounting rails on the receiver. All-in-all I think you'll like the Remington. JMHO [heavy]
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 12:02:13 PM EDT
Ive had extraction problems on mine, expecially after 20 RDs. If I was to do it again, I would probably try a Ruger stainless 1022.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 3:12:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 6:21:36 PM EDT
i have had a 597 for years. got it just when it came out. its a fine weapon, really acurate, way more than the 10/22 out of the box. also i hear the new 597 in 22 mag is suposed to be a real winner. supposed to be REALLY acurate.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 6:25:11 PM EDT
i forgot to mention, the iron sites are the BEST. that simple. they adjust really well and are really visable. just great.
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