Remington® Model 597™ Rifle
A Great Value!
I purchased a Remington 597 chambered in .22LR from Bass Pro about 2 years ago and have been pleased with the rifle. The other reviews I've read on this rifle are either "best ever" or "worst ever." I consider the 597 to be among the "Great" semi-automatic .22s ever made! This list also includes the Marlin 60, Ruger 10/22, Remington Nylon 66 (discontinued), and the Winchester 190 (discontinued). All of these are inexpensive, mostly reliable, and last a long time if you use just a tiny bit of sense. The 597's strengths are: great ergonomics for adults, easily adjustable sights, a Weaver scope base mounted on the receiver will not obscure the sights, it's pretty accurate, and the price is great. The weaknesses are: no sling swivel studs on most 597's, and loading the "box" magazine with cartridges is less convenient than loading the "box" magazine on other manufacturers' .semi-automatic 22s. This is not a big deal for me but it is noticeable!
October 22, 2013
This is a amazing product. This is my first .22 and it is amazing. I don't have a scope with it yet but it still has wicked accuracy.
January 15, 2013
This was my first rifle and i am very happy with it, good accuracy and good looks, great price
April 11, 2012
never failed me
i have had this gun for about 2 years and it has performed flawlessly every time i use it. i have put several thousand rounds through it. i have a scope on it and it is deadly accurate every time i shoot it... just make sure you use the same ammo if you are shooting great distances.
I had a jamming problem and found out it was a new banana clip i was using, sanded a little bit off of the clip, never had a problem since
October 2, 2012