Remington 597 spring rod adjustments?


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redneckwithgun
April 4, 2007, 02:53 AM
I was reading around and someone said, "make sure you back out the spring guide screws." How does it help? and how far do you back them out?

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Ifishsum
April 4, 2007, 02:58 AM
Just make sure the allen screws are not tight against the guide rods. I put mine in until they touch, then back them out 1/8 turn or so. If they're too tight, they will bow the guide rod slightly and cause drag on the bolt, possibly causing malfunctions.

No_Brakes23
April 4, 2007, 03:49 AM
Have you asked at rimfirecentral.net?

ceetee
April 4, 2007, 08:54 AM
If those Allen screws are too tight, they will cause the guide rods to flex, potentially binding up on the bolt. As has been said, just snug them, then back off a hair. The stock fit will keep them from backing out any more than that.

Here's a great resource on Remington rifles (http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=21) on Rimfire Central dot com.

redneckwithgun
April 10, 2007, 01:11 PM
Thanks guys, I gave her a good cleaning. I will check out rimfirecentral.com. Do any of you guys have the VQ hammer or extractor?

Ifishsum
April 10, 2007, 01:56 PM
I have both the VQ hammer and extractor on both of my 597s. I'm not sure the extractor was needed but it's nice to have spares anyway.

The VQ hammer definitely improved the trigger enough to make it worthwhile. Both rifles are very reliable as long as I don't use cheap bulk ammo. All they get fed is CCI Minimags.

Tom609
April 10, 2007, 09:40 PM
As said, the screws shouldn't be flush, but just a hair "proud." I agree strongly on the Minimags. Thunderbolts are the worst.

redneckwithgun
April 10, 2007, 09:41 PM
Have you fired the Aguila .22LR Super Maximum Ammunition through your 597? You cant beat that FPS.

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