597 magazine

Discussion in 'Remington' started by markIVbigblock, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

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    does anyone else have a remington 597 magazine and think its a total piece of sh!t? It had been workin fine till i took it out 2 days ago to do some squirrel hunting and plinking and It wouldnt feed w/ 10 rounds finally i got it to work w/ 5 rounds and then it just stopped feeding altogether I took it apart 3 times and cleaned it I was so disgusted I contemplated sending remington one of the magazines from my 10/22 w/ a letter telling them to study it and take notes Im thinkin about gettin rid of the gun now and buyin another .22 which will be a ruger nothing works better than that rotary mag I dont know why alot of other manufactuers dont use them.

    Aaron
     
  2. Anonymous

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    :shock: Dont tell me that I just got a brand new 597.
    hmmm. did I make a mistake?

    got the 597 with camo composite stock.

    Mike.
     

  3. md_beatt

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    Sorry above post was me, was not logged in :oops:

    Mike.
     
  4. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

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    the gun is ok just keep it clean i think the magazine sucks it couldve been done better IMO I have a ruger 10/22 too and thats the way to go for a semi auto .22 but ur 597 should serve u well

    Aaron
     
  5. Anonymous

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    the gun is fine, the magazine just isn't very good. i have two magazines - one works just fine and the other jams after every single shot.
     
  6. chips

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    remington put out some new improved magazines for the 597. if i'm not mistaken, they can be identified by a small circle on the bottom of the mag. these mags are supposed to be 100% reliable, but i don't have any of them, so i couldn't say for sure. i need to get a couple, because i've got one mag that won't feed if i put more then two shots in it, and another that only works half the time.

    the mags have made a lot of people weary of the 597, and it's too bad because the 597 is an excellent rifle...
     
  7. Pat T

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  8. Fuelburns1

    Fuelburns1 Active Member

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    My 597 is very reliable as long as I don't put more than 7 shots in the mag. I can live with that but the mag does make the gun a bit less appealing.
     
  9. rifleboy15

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    it sucks!!! it jams with the .22lr thunderbolts. i also stick with five.
     
  10. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    One of the realities of clip type magazines is that you MUST find the ammo that it digests, and stick with that ammo. :idea: It may be many kinds, or it may be just a few...this is the nature of clip fed firearms. :?