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Old 11-09-2015, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Remington 597 in .22LR upgraded with Volquartsen parts

I have decided to upgrade my Remington 597 with a Volquartsen target hammer and extractor. Itís not my favorite video but I wanted to do it quickly so that I can take the rifle out to the range. It is not meant to be a super detailed instruction video; there are great videos out there if you are looking for that. If I get enough inquiries I will make a detailed instruction video for you.

The 597 is like new, I didnít shoot it too much. The times I did shoot it I have like 3 failure to fire per 10 round magazine. Sounds bad but itís a rimfire and they can be finicky about ammunition. Also, itís not even broken in so I did not get upset about this.

Anyway, I decided to get some Volquartsen parts plus I wanted to take the change to thoroughly clean it and polish some parts. The polish cream that I used was not the greatest so the polishing job was okay but not really good. I will complete this at a later point.

The avg. trigger pull from the factory was 4.1 pounds and the avg. trigger pull with the Volquartsen parts went down to 2.1 pounds. Itís a tremendous change for the better. Iíll check the trigger pull again after shooting ~1000 more rounds through it. Then the parts should all be worn in and weíll see if there are any changes in the pull weight.

I hope you guys enjoyed the video and it wasnít too long. I tried to keep it under 10min but it didnít work out.

The Volquartsen parts might look expensive at first but they make a great difference and the shooter will profit from it, no matter if you are hunting, plinking or out for a friendly competition.

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Remington 597 in .22LR #26550
Rimfire Rifle - Model 597 - Remington Rimfire Rifle

Volquartsen [VCRTH] Target Hammer

Volquartsen [VCREE] Exact Edge Extractor

Royal Purple Synthetic Gun Oil #10036
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great video, thanks! I love my 597- I am about to pull the trigger (pun intended) on a heavy barrel 597 within the next week. After a 2 decade love/hate relationship with the 10/22 I decided to give the 597 a try and I haven't looked back. I have no misfeed issues. The only issues I have to report is the odd no-fire which is pretty typical for any rimfire.

Unlike the 10/22 the 597 seems to take any ammunition I feed it without complaints! If only they would make one in a .17HMR then my gun cabinet would be complete Remington from my rimfires through all of my centerfires!
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I'm gonna see about this type of build with mine
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry for my late reply... staying busy. Thanks you two, I appreciate it

There are many good (and expensive) .22LR rifles out there but I think the 597 is with one of the most underrated ones. Upgrades like that are affordable and relatively easy to do. If not go to a gunsmith and let them do it, it's worth the money.

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