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Old 06-30-2007, 04:13 PM
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Hello there, do any of you find any difference in accuracy between 597s (.22 lr, btw) that have standard or heavy barrels? I'm just curious. Also, all the Remington 597s have the "last shot bolt hold-open" feature, right? Thanks.

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Old 07-01-2007, 03:30 PM
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Really, guys, I'd like your help on this. Does no one have any opinions or advice on this????

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Old 07-01-2007, 09:14 PM
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I have three 597s--one HB, and two standard. The standard versions do not seem to group any ammo really very well at 50 yards, but my HB likes Wolf Match Target and SK Standard well enough to shoot about 5/8 5 shot groups at 50 yards.

All of the 597s have the bolt hold open feature as it is activated by the follower in the magazine.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:27 PM
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My "standard barrel" 597 does 5/8 groups at 50, and if you look around this board, you'll read of plenty other standard barrel 597s that shoot very well.

Overall, I don't think that you'll see that much of a difference between HB and standard models other than the HB models are heavier and therefore easier to hold steady.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:43 PM
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Okay, thanks. I had sort of figured that a heavier barrel would be easier to hold steady. I did find out what you mentioned about standard 597s shooting well. I also went to the Remington website and found out that all 597s do indeed feature the "last shot bolt hold-open"; the reason I had wondered about that was because I only saw it mentioned for one model in a catalogue.

Sorry guys, I could have saved you the trouble and found that out myself. But thanks for your input anyway. I'm pretty sure the 597 HB is what I'm after now.

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:41 PM
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Hey. I have the 597 heavy barrel, and I hear the standard barrel is
just as accurate. I also have a laminated stock. I have the wrong scope on it though. I put on one of my Nikon 3-9x40 on it. I tried sighting it on at 50 yards, but had lots of problems. I have heard that I need an adjustable
objective for it. My scope is set for 100 yards, so shooting at 50 yards
just doesn't work. I have this good advice and didn't know this.
I'm a big Nikon fan, so thinking a Nikon Buckmaster at 3-9x40 would
work great, ( not ) . I have learned new everyday day. I have that
Simmons 6.5-20x40 on my .17, and really like it. I hope to pass
this on about the parallax thing.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:02 PM
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I have one of each, and can honestly say I don't notice any accuracy difference between them. I really like the HB model though, and that's the one I usually pack around when hunting sage rats.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:27 AM
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Well I have the HB version in .22 mag and the sportster one in .22lr, and IMHO the sportster LR is more accurat at 25 to 50 yds, then anything past that and the magnum HB holds a better group, but that may just be becouse of the caliber differces and not the bbl differces.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:28 AM
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I've had both, enjoyed 'em both, but always took the lighter standard barrel squirrel hunting. But if I just set up someplace and waited the LSHB kept me company.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:59 AM
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Had them both, the heavy barrel model was a great disappointment (as was an identical model owned by a buddy) and didn`t shoot as well as the light barrel model. Both traded in on shotguns.!!!! The Remington has all the design ingredients to be a really good rifle when compared to the 10/22 but I have owned both and found the Ruger to be a far better rifle. Just my opinion and I know there are a lot that won`t agree but this is my experience. Tony
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I've shot both , I've successfully done trigger enhancement on both..
IF ALL you do with them is plick ton cans under 40 yards or shoot reactive steel targets or even use them For a Squirrel rifle THEN THEY ARE FINE AND A GOOD VALUE..
If you want to shoot with any kind of REAL ACCURACY or competition then THESE ARE NOT THE 22 SEMI AUTOS TO LOOK AT CONSIDER..
They do not really hold a group..
Or I dont consider a 22 rifle to hold a group until i can shoot a random hole on the paper at 30yrds and then fire 2 more rounds AT THAT HOLE and
Then the hole looks like ONLY 2 rounds were shot and they are touching by 50%.
These rifles wont do this..
They are NOT JUNK..
Iys just they are built for fun and plinking and maybe a little hunting..

I'm sure people CLAIM
MY 2 RIFLES shoot 1 HOLE 5round groups at 30yard or more..
I'm also sure they are severely Constipated!!
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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I'm sure people CLAIM
MY 2 RIFLES shoot 1 HOLE 5round groups at 30yard or more..
I'm also sure they are severely Constipated!!
Lol!
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