Bruce Potts tries out the latest model in the Remington 597 range and discovers that it’s one of the best semi-auto rimfire rifles on the market

Product Overview

Remington Model 597 HB

Product:

Remington Model 597 HB reviewed by Shooting Times

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£329.00

Need to know

Manufacturer: Remington

Model: 597 HB (heavy barrel)

Type: Semi-automatic

Overall length: 34.5in

Barrel length: 16.5in, threaded ½in UNF

Calibre: .22LR

Finish: Blued steel

Weight: 2.47kg (5.45lb)

Magazine: Detachable ten-shot, higher capacity available

Stock: Green injection moulded

Trigger: Single-stage Safety Cross bolt type

Scope mounts: One-piece Weaver base, low profile

Importer: Raytrade UK, tel 01635 253344

Price                      £329 (spare magazine £25)

Verdict

Great handling, price, accuracy and reliable operation

  1. 1. A few years
  2. 2. Action
  3. 3. Barrels
  4. 4. Magazine
  5. 5. Bullet shape
  6. 6. Need to know
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