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Are all remington model 597s junk?

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Unread 01-29-2011, 02:11 PM
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Are all remington model 597s junk?

I recently picked up a used Rem 597 for my wife. I'd never even shot a remmy rimfire but I figured that it couldn't be that bad. Boy, was I ever wrong. The gun has almost no signs of wear (the interals of the action were even pretty clean) it almost looked unfired. I put a Nikon Prostaff 3x9BDC on it. I figured this would be a good little gopher gun for her (and hoped that I'd finally get my CZ back from her!)... until I tried to sight it in.
So far I haven't been able to get more than 4 rounds out of it without it jamming. I tried cleaning and lubing the action and the mag, and did a super deep cleaning on the barrel, but it didn't help at all. I also tried a bunch of different ammo, thinking that most 22s are just a bit picky about ammo(Wolf, CCI, remington, Am. Eagle, a couple different types of the Wolf and CCI) Still, none would fire more than 4 rounds cleanly.

The other thing that sucks about this gun are the groups. It shoots so bad that zeroing the scope is tough. The best I could muster was 3-4 inches @ 50yrds with no wind (I've got an old pellet gun that'll do better). I even took the scope off my CZ (right after printing a couple 1 inch 100yrd groups) to see if I'd just gotten a bad scope. That wasn't the problem either.

I'm wondering if this thing is even worth trying to fix? I know I can get a new mag and hammer/trigger set for it, but that'll run me almost as much as the gun itself. If anyone has any experience with these guns please let me know.

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    Unread 01-29-2011, 02:23 PM
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    Re: Are all remington model 597s junk?

    Any company that will not stand up and admit they have a design flaw after the dozens of deaths and hundreds of accidental discharges asociated with the m700, wounding people for life, is no company for me. I have never owned a 597 but I have owned other Remington products two of which had serious malfunctions. 597 is not junk the remington brand is mass produced junk. Beautiful,straight shooting,junk. I think they sold out also.
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    Unread 01-29-2011, 04:34 PM
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    Re: Are all remington model 597s junk?

    and Airplanes are junk cause they crash and kill people...Cars are junk cause people die in them...unblievable how some people think

    Remington is not Junk however he gun you have is not a real great gun...I wouldn't waste you time with it splurge and buy her her own CZ!
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    Re: Are all remington model 597s junk?

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    and Airplanes are junk cause they crash and kill people...Cars are junk cause people die in them...unblievable how some people think

    Remington is not Junk however he gun you have is not a real great gun...I wouldn't waste you time with it splurge and buy her her own CZ!
    Agreed, none of my Remingtons have ever "accidently" fired a single round. If anyone was ever "accidently" hurt by one, improper handling of a fire arm was certianly more to blame than the Company. My wife definately agrees on the CZ. She just told me that I should just get rid of "my" Remington and borrow "her" CZ until I buy my own. (Funny, I remember a long discussion about how silly I was to spend that much $$ on a "plinking gun"). I have been looking for a good excuse to buy another CZ, and I guess I do have a brand new scope with nothing to put it on...

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    Unread 01-29-2011, 10:33 PM
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    Re: Are all remington model 597s junk?

    I once had a 597 target. Shot great. But was real picky with ammo type.
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    I once had a 597 target. Shot great. But was real picky with ammo type.
    Do you happen to remember what it liked? I still haven't even found anything that will feed through the cheezy plastic magazine without jamming every two or three rounds.
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    Re: Are all remington model 597s junk?

    I have the mag version and went with the aluminum clips and CCI ammo it shoots like a dream.I have twelve other remmy`s and no miss fire`s or problems at all.
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