Originally Posted by ctsumerlin
Well since there are alot of 597 freaks in here...I am having loading issues in mine. I'll get a few rounds through the gun before a round gets caught in the middle of feeding, and the round is bent where the projectile and the brass meet. Looks like it might be getting caught on the feed ramp. Anyone experience that before that can help me out? And I can live without the smart a** remarks saying "get a 10/22"
Two things you can check:
1) Make sure you have the latest magazines (I think they are the third generation ones), and not the early plastic ones. If the gun is relatively new, then you probably have the latest version of the magazine.
2) If you take the action out of the stock, you can access the screw heads that hold the guide rods in place. On some guns, the guide rods were tightened too much, and this causes feeding issues, since the rods are bowed. Loosen the screws and then just snug them up a little, with very little torque on the screws.