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Posted: 12/30/2005 8:02:43 PM EDT
local gun shop has a brand new 597 remington with hunting camo stock for 100$ it is brand new you guys think i should get it?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:05:09 PM EDT
that a decent deal but they are crap
seriously get a 10/22 or heck even a marlin 60 instead
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:05:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:06:28 PM EDT by sWs2]
I have one but there are a couple drawbacks:
1) no mags over 10 rounds
2)can have ejection problems (fixed by a volquartsen extracter)

but i love mine, deadly accurate with a little scope when im steady enough

Edited for spelling also check out the remignton forum at www.rimfirecentral.com
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:09:40 PM EDT
They have had some magazine issues, so you may need to pick up the updated mags for them. On the other hand, mine is by far the most comfortable and ergonomic rifle I own, and as a result I shoot it well. It's much better looking than the generic 10/22 that everyone on the face of the planet owns, too.

I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

There is also some website out there that explains how to mod the old style magazines to gain reliable feeding. Just some sandpaper work, if I recall.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:57:22 PM EDT
got one from my first wife for my birthday about 6 or 7 years ago, still pluggin away, i love the thing.

if i could get another one for that price i'd prolly pick it up.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:01:26 PM EDT
bump, need more replies
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:01:48 AM EDT
Once I shot it enough to break it in, mine is a fun gun to shoot, and accuracy is better than I can hold off hand. For a gun that ends up being about half (or less) what a tweaked 10/22 costs, they're a good gun.

Can be a little fussy about ammo though.

Also the bolt stays open when the mag is empty, IIRC the 10/22 doesn't, or at least on the ones I shot it didn't. That drove me batty.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:09:08 AM EDT
I have one in 22 winchester mag Rifle shoots nice mags can be hard to load also the the
rifle has alot of plastic parts on it which I dont like. I have about 400 rounds through it
no feed problems
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:09:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaDanby:

Also the bolt stays open when the mag is empty, IIRC the 10/22 doesn't, or at least on the ones I shot it didn't. That drove me batty.



10/22 bolts are not designed to stay open after the last round and this one thing I don't like about them.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:02:55 AM EDT
i've been happy w/mine. the forestock is ready for a sandbag straight from the factory. the trigger leaves a bit to be desired, but is fixed w/ a part available from a couple different companies. check the rimfirecentral site for more details on the trigger. new mags are metal, old ones are plastic. good accuracy out of the box.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:07:25 AM EDT
i'd pick it up. i've had mine for a couple years now. the only problem is with one of my mags... if i put more then 5 rounds in it, it'll jam after each shot. the second mag i bought works much better. up to date, i have had ZERO problems with the rifle itself...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:41:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 5:53:12 AM EDT by Johninaustin]
Grab it. Better stock, Adjustable sights made of real metal, far more accurate than a stock 10-22. (I'm not even going to scope them) I have two. The older one has the plastic mags, the newer one has metal. They interchange with no problems at all. Great cowbird gun.

BTW: ProMag has started making Hi-Caps from what i've heard.
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