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remington 597 magnum...17hmr....anygood?

Old 06-30-2004, 08:19 AM
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i just bought a remington 597 mag 17hmr and was wondering how it holds up,,,,,,i know it wont have the tight grups of the bolt actions but im a south paw and i dont care for the bolt actions anyway....any ideas would be great,,,,,,thanks
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:18 AM
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the only thing i will be useing this for is squirrel and wood chuck,,,,how good is it??????
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:21 PM
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Honestly you screwed up with the 597. Worst piece of junk out right now with the exception of the Remington 710. You would have been much better off converting a Ruger.
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:30 PM
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Just out of curiosity, if it is the worst piece of junk out there, then it must have a whole bunch of very serious defects, because I have seen some really bad stuff out there. What are all of the defects?

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Old 06-30-2004, 04:45 PM
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yep,,,,,i just got back from the gun store,,,they are going to order a 10/17 and then ill upgrade the heck out of it,,thanks
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:33 PM
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I bought one a couple of years ago because of the rave reviews it was getting. Biggest piece of crap I ever wasted my money on. It is extremely accurate but to get it to feed a full magazine of rounds is like trying to pull teeth from a lion.
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Old 06-30-2004, 07:19 PM
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That is inexcusable. That would make me want to pull my hair out. I am glad to know this.
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Old 06-30-2004, 07:33 PM
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Not to mention the trigger is terrible. I took mine apart and I swear they used ballpoint pen springs and plastic.
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Old 07-01-2004, 04:31 AM
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I have a 597 in a .22 wmr it is piece of s##t. i should have gotten the ruger. it does shoot good groups but you shoot 3 or 4 rounds and it jams.
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:59 AM
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Told ya my views in the chat room, expensive boat anchor
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