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Remington 597 LS HB 26579 .22 LR

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The Remington was the lightest gun of those tested, mainly because it had less barrel mass, and was the least expensive. The barrel was excellent, and the magazine released easily. All in, we see it as a very good gun for the money, but itís just average compared to the others.

Remington 597 LS HB 26579 .22 LR

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The circled ď10Ē on the right side of the Remington 597 magazine denotes a third generation (latest) of the oft-redesigned clip. The steel Remington 597 detachable magazine has been redesigned twice since its introduction in 1997.
The Remington 597 LS/HB came with a Weaver scope rail, although it was the only one of the tested rifles that also featured grooves on the top of the receiver to accept dove-tail scope mounts.
Detaching the Remington 597 magazine required sliding a button on the right of the receiver, an easy chore for right-handers but slightly awkward for lefties.
The Remington 597ís 20-inch barrel was 0.825 inch in diameter, the thinnest of the test, but still pretty heavy in nearly any other comparison. All were button-rifled at the classic .22 LR 1-in-16-inches twist rate.

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