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

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

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.

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.