What Are Some Features of the Remington Model 597 .17 HMR Rifles?


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The Remington Model 597 .17 HMR semi-automatic has a unique bolt guidance system using two steel guide rails that lock into the open position when the last shot is fired. It holds eight-round cartridges and is available in both synthetic and laminated wood stock.

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As of October 2014, Remington acknowledged that .17 HMR ammunition is not suitable for use in semi-automatic firearms and announced a recall of their model 597 .17 semi-automatic rifle. A buyback program was instituted for all Model 597 rifles chambered in .17 HMR, and customers who returned the recalled model were reimbursed with a $250 coupon toward a new Remington firearm.

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