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Remington model 597

Old 01-19-2007, 08:51 PM
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I'm looking at investing in a new .22 for gopher shooting, how does this look?
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/rimfire_rifles/model_597/model_597.asp
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:19 PM
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Sounds like a sure thing!! Outta make those little vermin shake in their boots.

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Old 01-20-2007, 04:38 AM
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I got one a couple of days after Christmas as a "late Christmas present". It's a fun little gun. So far, I've probably ran about 300 rounds through it (cleaned it after each outing) and it's misfed two bullets. But, other than that, I have no complaints with it.

I bought it mainly to shoot with my 11 year old. I've also taken it squirrel hunting, and plans for rabbit too.

I think I paid somewhere in the lines of $168 for it at Dicks Sporting Goods. Came with a 3x9 scope.

You'll enjoy it.


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Old 01-20-2007, 10:00 AM
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So is this gun built to last, because my dads friend had an auto-loader and it would jam and it eventuallyended upbroken.
And out of these scopes what one would you get?
http://www.bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_22rimfire.cfm?section=Hunting
http://www.simmonsoptics.com/Riflescopes_22Mag.htm
http://www.tasco.com/riflescopes/22_main.shtml
(their all within $10 of $50)
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:38 AM
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Mine came with it. Normally they are sold as combo's. The price mentioned above included my scope. It's a Remington 3x9.

Works decent enough.

As far as mine jamming was concerned, it was with the Remington Thunderbolts both times. It never misfed the CCI Velocitors that I ran thru it.


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Old 01-20-2007, 10:48 AM
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So it all depends on what your shooting?
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:23 AM
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I'm no expert on semi-automatics. This is the only semi that I have ever owned. As far as I'm concerned, it could have just been the ammo. I may be going out again this weekend to a friend's house for some plinking. I will let you know if it jams some more though.


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Old 01-20-2007, 11:37 AM
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Ok thanks
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:51 AM
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almost every semi auto 22 i have seen has some ammo it doesnt like i have a savage model 64 it will shoot any thing copper plated i would hate to think of how many rounds i have pounded thru that $90 dollar gun it has never jammed with copper plated rounds even like the cheap federal stuff but i will jam all the time with just lead bullets
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:54 AM
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You know, I never looked at it from that aspect. That's a pretty good point.


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