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Just got a Remington 597 and wondered what ammo people have put through semi-autos to get a accurate,reliable fed before I get some in. Cheers Jim

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I use some Winchester  T22 in a 10/22 and a Buckmark

My CMMG likes mini mag and Eley Match 

My Anshutz 54 (bolt ) is at its best with Eley Match or some old Lapua target stuff

 

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I have got on fine with Winchester subs 40 and 42gr also Ely 40gr through my custom 10/22 

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in a remington 597.....ammunition for reliability and accuracy....will not be your main problem.

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14 hours ago, caerhays sniper said:

Just got a Remington 597 and wondered what ammo people have put through semi-autos to get accura[cy]...

 

If you'd wanted accuracy you'd have bought a bolt action.

;)

maximus otter

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13 hours ago, baldie said:

in a remington 597.....ammunition for reliability and accuracy....will not be your main problem.

Will will be Baldie?

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8 hours ago, maximus otter said:

If you'd wanted accuracy you'd have bought a bolt action.

;)

maximus otter

It was brought for fun not for “accurate target shooting” 👍🏻

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11 hours ago, caerhays sniper said:

Will will be Baldie?

First thing to do is a get a new titanium extractor...the std ones are not good.

The old magazines were not good either, but there are newer versions about.

They benefit from an internal tune and spring kit in the trigger.

Much the same as a Ruger really.

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7 minutes ago, baldie said:

First thing to do is a get a new titanium extractor...the std ones are not good.

The old magazines were not good either, but there are newer versions about.

They benefit from an internal tune and spring kit in the trigger.

Much the same as a Ruger really.

Fair enough thanks for the advice, not had a chance to set it up and try it yet, shooting every day of the week at the moment on the shoot. Will look into the pieces you have mentioned. Thanks.

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On 09/01/2018 at 10:36 AM, maximus otter said:

If you'd wanted accuracy you'd have bought a bolt action.

;)

maximus otter

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.22 accuracy is directly related to the quality of barrel and tolerances of the chamber

Most mass produced semi-auto .22s have fairly generous "Sporting chambers" to cater for the whole gamut of ammo available...as the man above would say "in the world!", and to ensure reliability

Chambering to tighter tolerances can cause issues but for the most part can be rectified

If bolt guns are more accurate i's not strictly because they're bolt guns

:)

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4 hours ago, bradders said:

If bolt guns are more accurate i's not strictly because they're bolt guns

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Literal translation: "If you spend loads of money on Gucci aftermarket parts for your .22 SLR, it can be as accurate as an out-of-the-box bolt action."

Let two equally-talented riflemen select two .22LR rifles (of comparable quality) at random from the rack; one an SLR, one a bolt action. Let said riflemen experiment to find a brand of ammo that each rifle "likes". Let the two then fire groups at a respectable distance, e.g. 100 yards.

I have a crisp £5 note that says that the bolt action will win every time.

;)

maximus otter

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On 11/01/2018 at 8:48 AM, bradders said:

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.22 accuracy is directly related to the quality of barrel and tolerances of the chamber

Most mass produced semi-auto .22s have fairly generous "Sporting chambers" to cater for the whole gamut of ammo available...as the man above would say "in the world!", and to ensure reliability

Chambering to tighter tolerances can cause issues but for the most part can be rectified

If bolt guns are more accurate i's not strictly because they're bolt guns

:)

plus 1 on this. i have a walther gsp carbine rifle semi auto. accuracy is up there with any bolt action 22 i have ever shot. The action in tgis rifle is very tight. about 150 rounds before i have to clean it.

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On 1/11/2018 at 1:48 AM, bradders said:

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.22 accuracy is directly related to the quality of barrel and tolerances of the chamber

Most mass produced semi-auto .22s have fairly generous "Sporting chambers" to cater for the whole gamut of ammo available...as the man above would say "in the world!", and to ensure reliability

Chambering to tighter tolerances can cause issues but for the most part can be rectified

If bolt guns are more accurate i's not strictly because they're bolt guns

:)

I would add to your list, Quality of Ignition source.

Some semi's, if left to their own devices, become sluggish in the ignition department. It does effect accuracy. This can be a gummed up striker/firing mechanism or just a crudded up breech that prevents consistent bolt closure and headspace. I have a 10/22 with a custom 1-18" twist barrel that will shoot 50M, 10 shot groups on par most of my good bolt guns, as long as i keep the firing mechanism and breech face and bolt scrupulously clean and properly lubricated.

That said, I have a CZ 452 that I can completely ignore, maintenance wise, and it will shoot as well as the Ruger Custom with ammo it favors.~Andrew

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34 minutes ago, Andrew said:

I would add to your list, Quality of Ignition source.

Some semi's, if left to their own devices, become sluggish in the ignition department. It does effect accuracy. This can be a gummed up striker/firing mechanism or just a crudded up breech that prevents consistent bolt closure and headspace. I have a 10/22 with a custom 1-18" twist barrel that will shoot 50M, 10 shot groups on par most of my good bolt guns, as long as i keep the firing mechanism and breech face and bolt scrupulously clean and properly lubricated.

That said, I have a CZ 452 that I can completely ignore, maintenance wise, and it will shoot as well as the Ruger Custom with ammo it favors.~Andrew

True, and as long as you keep them clean then the reliability and accuracy can be maintained.

This is why items such as the M16 toothbrush are invaluable for getting in there and scrubbing the breech face

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The feedback I get from my .22 customers is always very satisfying and they often compare the accuracy to that of a good bolt gun, the latest email comparing it to their Anschutz, and that from a .22 semi auto AR with a Walther barrel chambered in .22 Bentz

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if you want your 597 to wok well use good ely or lapua ammo and change the extractor  to a voquatzeen one and it should work away , had one loved the look and feel of it but its nowhere near as good as a 10 22 for rellibilty 

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I'm using Eley Contact in my BAR15-22 as well as Eley Force, haven't had it that long but suspect the Eley Force may have the edge on accuracy. 

Only using the sub sonic Contact because of a noise issue at my local .22 club. 

 

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