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dante322

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while I was out pulling i trail cams today, I had a minute to fling some lead at this big ole tree rat. freehand shot. bout 45 - 50 yards. hit him a little back but he didnt move after.

 

RedCloud

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that shot on the hind end made him even harder to skin than normal, and thats no treat anyway.
The wife just called from her adventures today and said I can have the entire day off tomorrow :D. NOT a great evening let me just tell ya lol. I might just go shoot something tomorrow LMAO. Too bad you can only shoot 4 of those suckers in a day :(.
 

Jackalope

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The wife just called from her adventures today and said I can have the entire day off tomorrow :D. NOT a great evening let me just tell ya lol. I might just go shoot something tomorrow LMAO. Too bad you can only shoot 4 of those suckers in a day :(.
Dude. You can shoot 6. :) Have fun...
 

rrr

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Nice treerat Dante. That 597 shoots good, doesn't it? Did you put that sling on? Mine is tapped but doesn't have the swivels on it and I need to do that at some point...

What ammo do you shoot out of yours? I have had bad luck with thunderbolts, better luck with winchesters, but when the Federal truck comes to the Den, that's when I stock up, my gun shoots those well. I had some of the Vipers or whatever remington little hollow points but I shot them all up and they would whack a squirrel good, I switched to the heavy copper federals ones and they disappointed me when I was pissing off groundhogs. I also see that you've got your 10 round clip in there? When I bought the gun I read quite a bit about people having problems with theirs, and sure enough mine has been a piece of junk. Bought that banana clip and haven't looked back. I have thought about buying another 10 round clip but can't justify it when there is a 30 round clip for twice the price hanging next to it...

Since I'm rambling about the 597's...have you ever had any problems with yours? I had mine for a year and didn't shoot it much (not sure why?) and it was dead nuts...but then started to go crazy and I couldn't hit a brick wall, jamming like crazy and misfiring. Sent it back to Remington and they cleaned and tweaked it (don't remember exactly what) and since then it was been a go-to. During the summer it's always behind the seat of my truck and it's quarters at 25, half-dollars at 50, and (as Jack would say) Skoal cans at 100. Love it.

Capt
 

dante322

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yeah i put the sling on it.
I use the CCI velociters I have been impressed with any .22 rounds that CCI makes and I've got a few boxes of the mini mags and stingers around but as far as the 597, it seems to like the velociters the best. I get those "half dollars" at 50 but havent really tried at 100. I think the mini mags would be a better round for that distance.
I have a 30 round clip I use at the range but when I'm in the woods I prefer the 10 round cause it dosent get in the way. just a personal preference.
as far as jamming goes,the only time I've had that problem is when I was shooting the thunderbolts, seemed like every 15 or 20 rounds one would chamber wrong, even more so when its cold out.
The 597 is a solid gun in my opinion, as a matter of fact, if my daughter can shoot, skin, and gut a squrrel by herself this year, she is going to get a pink camo 597.
 

Ert

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Yea the thunderbolts seem to jam alot easier went t WV with Magnum and, his pistol was having problems with them also. I like the Federals for bulk shooting but, love the stingers thier a little harder to come by so when I find them I usually buy as many boxes as they let me or, have the $$ for.
 

rrr

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What kind of sling kit did you get? I really need to do that to mine. I do get what you mean about the 10 round being out of the way but the 30 round makes you look like a badass and when you run into yoders the look on their face is priceless.