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Old 05-17-2018, 03:34 PM
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Poor excuse

I got a 597 years ago. A chunk of the actual receiver broke off and fell out of the gun. Most parts were flexible plastic. Worst garbage I ever had, couldn't wait to take a loss and get rid of it.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:02 AM
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:27 AM
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:44 AM
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Remington 597s feel good in the hand and people report good accuracy, but they are notorious for poor reliability.

The only Remington Rifles I'm interested in purchasing are Old Walnut and Steel models. I had a 552BDL for over 10 years and while reliable and accurate, it just didn't impress me overall. rc
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:06 PM
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I have two 597ís. The 80877 heavy barrel and the 26513 regular barrel with no sights. Iíve put the Volquartsen hammers in both of them and have never had any feeding issues with either. I havenít shot the 26513 as much as the 80877. The heavy barrel 597 is probably the most accurate 22 rimfire I own but the Savage FVSR will give it a run for its money. As far as the receiver being delicate, thatís just the way itís made and the rifle gets a bad rap because some folks canít be happy until theyíve taken a gun down to as many pieces as they can and then reassemble it and try to torque the barrel down like it was a lug nut on a transfer truck. The Remington 597 is far from junk! Is it as rugged as a 10/22? No but it will outshoot a stock 10/22 any day. The 597 also has a feature the 10/22 should have had from day one and thatís the bolt hold open after the last round. Give me the choice and Iíll take the 597. YMMV
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:20 PM
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, a 597 will out shoot any 10/22.
Except to a 10/22 owner who has never shot a 597.

Its like trying to get a car company fan to switch brands. Just not worth the effort.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:08 PM
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I have plenty of both: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=535662 Many many dollars spent...





Will out shoot ANY 10/22 and plenty rugged:
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REALLY?

10/22, 3~9X32 Simmons scope at 50 yards. 10 shots, not 5 and cheap CCI standard velocity cartridges. BTW, I also had one with a stainless barrel that was better than this one. I gave them to my sons.





I'm no 10/22 fanboy but those two were tack drivers. I also own a heavy barrel laminated stock 597 and it can't compete with those 10/22 rifles. My factory stock CZ-512 will.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:25 PM
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Or ?
You could get blessed like I did..older family
Member gifted me his Remington 552 Speedmaster.....

But seriously..
Buy a MARLIN model 60.
Or a Browning SA22..

And never look back.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:40 PM
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My love loss with the 552 started the first time the op rod handle wacked me not holding it just right. I didn't like the fact the op spring scratched along the mag tube during take down. I didn't care for the self cleaning action that blew crap out the side and required a bolt on shield for your face. Reliable with high speed shorts to any long rifle.... yes. It wasn't a horrible rifle by any means but after having my 10/22 for a few years, the 552 sat neglected and not having a lot of money at the time I let the 552 go for about $200. Yes, that was probably dumb but I have other guns now I like much better. Had I gotten the 572 pump I probably would still have it. rc
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:17 PM
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My love loss with the 552 started the first time the op rod handle wacked me not holding it just right. I didn't like the fact the op spring scratched along the mag tube during take down. I didn't care for the self cleaning action that blew crap out the side and required a bolt on shield for your face. Reliable with high speed shorts to any long rifle.... yes. It wasn't a horrible rifle by any means but after having my 10/22 for a few years, the 552 sat neglected and not having a lot of money at the time I let the 552 go for about $200. Yes, that was probably dumb but I have other guns now I like much better. Had I gotten the 572 pump I probably would still have it. rc



I've carried my grandpa's 572 my whole life.
Still have it.
Fantastic old Rifle.

But I still just simply grab a Marlin 60 on the way out the door most times.

Cannot hardly beat a MARLIN model 60.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:21 PM
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buckwheat, I've not been a big marlin fan. I shot a friends model 60 a bit when I was younger. The rifle shot fun but I didn't care for the fat front sight and the trigger was a bit mushy. What I can say about Marlins is they have had to do very little to the original design and it is a worthy competitor to the basic 10/22. It's just much easier to work on the 10/22 given the clamp in barrel design and I love how the 10/22s are put together. I did get some Marlin bolt guns and I am rather impressed at the quality you get for the price point. rc
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buckwheat, I've not been a big marlin fan. I shot a friends model 60 a bit when I was younger. The rifle shot fun but I didn't care for the fat front sight and the trigger was a bit mushy. What I can say about Marlins is they have had to do very little to the original design and it is a worthy competitor to the basic 10/22. It's just much easier to work on the 10/22 given the clamp in barrel design and I love how the 10/22s are put together. I did get some Marlin bolt guns and I am rather impressed at the quality you get for the price point. rc


I understand.. no worries.
I've only about ten 10/22s myself..
But then again....
NONE of my 60s are basic stock.
All have had Trigger jobs..
And D.I.P. parts.
They not so terrible to work on..
I've replaced buffers and such..
Mostly I just send them out to Arrowdoger.

I love my 10/22s also. My
Mannlicher stock is beautiful.
My favorite Ruger 10/22 of all time.
And yes. None of them are stock either.
All have been CPC'd.

Dunno ?
I just like Marlin 60s....
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But I still just simply grab a Marlin 60 on the way out the door most times. Cannot hardly beat a MARLIN model 60.
I bought a used Marlin 60 in stainless steel. It was like new and very accurate as well as reliable. It went down the road when something else caught my attention. Should have kept it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:47 AM
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There are some stubborn Remmy fans. When I lived in NW Iowa years ago a LGS owner there told me one of them would buy 597s. They wouldn’t shoot for beans I guess. So he would drive them down to Carroll and drop them off at the Ruger demigods at VQ to fix up. Guess he spent several times their initial value getting them to shoot decent. Only way he knew how though.
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