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The problem seems to be ALL 17HMR Semi-Autos are considered unsafe. I know some makers stopped production a while ago due to too many failures. The main failure seems to be case ruptures in dirty chambers. The recall is supposed to effect all semi-autos and no bolt guns. The Remington recall states semi-autos only. I know of some major problems with the Excel MR-17, they have a long and very bad history of blown cases. About the only rifle that does not have a lot of trouble is the Volquartsen. Most 17HMR shooters will tell you the rifles shoot best with a some what dirty barrel. My Savage 93R17 BTVS won't group well until I shoot 20 or so rounds after a complete cleaning.

Remington seems to be low balling on the buy back. I believe the cost on the 597 is about double the buy back offer.

CCI recalled some 17HMR ammo, but I'm unsure of what loadings.

Ron M.
You are correct case ruptures have happened on the 597. But the rifle can also fire out of battery. (Action stuck open slightly.) Mine has never exploded. But I never rapid fired the 597. And due to my experiences with the Magnum 10/22's I always checked after firing each round for case ruptures, action not closed completely, etc. I had the 597 not close completely on more than one occasion. And yes it would have fired had I not caught it.

FYI - My 597 was about $275 OTD (laminate 17HMR). Heard others have paid $370 or more for one. I should not have to eat $25. But guess I am luckier than others though.

I will actually be glad to finally get rid of it. I couldn't sell it since I was concerned who ever bought it might get injured.

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Sorry to hear some of you might get shafted on the price. I'd been looking at the Remington 597 22lr with scope at Academy for my daughter at $180 but this has kinda left a bad taste in my mouth. Time to look at the Marlin and Savage I guess. X
I have had no problems at all out of my 597 .22LR, and it shoots some of the tightest groups I have ever shot out of a rifle. Bass Pro had one listed for something like $140 this past weekend, no scope, which I recommend, because if you buy the scope package, you do not get the fixed sights.

According to the folks at rimfirecentral, other semi-auto .17HMRs are known to have KB issues, too. Volquartsen looks to be the one safe bet, but then, at four figure prices, it dang well ought to be a safe bet.
I had both the Ruger 10/22 17HMR and 22 magnum prior to the Remington 597 17HMR. Ruger had issues with both of these also. They had strict operation and cleaning instructions in the Manuals. While they didn't recall them. They did replace both of mine with Ruger 10/22T Blued rifles when they were sent in for repair. Which was a fair trade IMO.

As for buying my new Remington Model 700's. That is now shelved permanently. Guess its time to research Ruger, Savage, Winchester, ETC for new rifles.

i think remy might get sued over thier lowball price. you cant screw people over on a product liek that and not pay them full retail rpice. as long as they can com eup with proof of purchase price, remy should refund that in full

SW
Have not sent in my 597 yet after reading everyones posts here and elsewhere.

Thank You Silicon Wolverine.

Walt
 
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