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March 2, 2009, 11:40 PM
Early birthday gift. Ruger 10/22. I'm going to break her in this week & as long as she's good, I will replace the wood stock w/a black synthetic & toss a scope on her. I might even sell my 597 if I like this one enough. I also thought about selling both & buying a GSG-5. This 10/22 is at least 10 years old. I was told the stock may be Walnut & worth something. Any input?

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March 2, 2009, 11:58 PM
I think that new they go for about $200. Yours would be a little more desirable IMO because it should have an all metal trigger group. As to whether you could get that much, I rather doubt it. Even if it's in great condition, it's still a used gun and there were literally millions of them made. I'd expect to pay about $150 for one used.

March 3, 2009, 12:01 AM
ya your $150 rem 597 will shoot circles around your 10-22. i have both to. i keep my 10-22 for my friends to shoot. they think im this great shot. they dont no that the cheap,crapy looking 597 is the more accurate of the 2. + check this out for the 10-22. i got to have it.

March 3, 2009, 12:04 AM
I wasn't asking for prices, I know what they go for, but thanks. I was asking about the Walnut stock.

My 597 fails to eject all the time. COmmon problem apparently. That's the main reason why it may be sold.

March 3, 2009, 12:11 AM
ya the woods hot on it no dought about it. as for your 597. mine had probs to at first. mines picky when it comes to ammo. it really likes the cheap dirty rem thunder bolt.$1.99 a box or cci. if it has loose bullets like the value packs for get it. neither will shoot that crap. and it aint a value when i throw 20% of the ammo in the lake

March 3, 2009, 12:19 AM
You might want to check over on Rimfire Central about the 597. Apparently they had a lot of reliability issues with them for a few years but now they have things ironed out. If they've got the new guns working right I'd guess there's probably a fix for yours too.

March 3, 2009, 01:36 AM
hmmm 10/22 you say? never heard of it...hmmm I wonder if they make aftermarket parts for such a rare beast? :D

March 3, 2009, 02:36 AM is the center of both the 10/22 and the 597 universe. Somebody on that forum may pay good money for that stock.

A $130 Marlin model 60 is more accurate than either of those rifles, BTW.

March 3, 2009, 04:43 AM
Contact Remington and have them send you a new magazine for your 597 (free). Visit and find out how to adjust the guide rail screws (finger tight). Then shoot the snot out of your 597. Keep it.

Keep the 10/22 (just the way it is, IMHO) too and shoot the snot out of it also. No reason not to have more than one 22. I would guess they're both paid for and don't eat anthing. Why get rid of one?

Nice looking rifle BTW.

March 3, 2009, 05:56 AM
A 10/22 that don't eat anything? You must not have any kids around. Put that 25 round mag in and hand it to a ten year old. It will be hungry before you can turn around... So will the ten year old .....LOL

March 3, 2009, 09:16 AM
I called Remington before & they didn't offer a mag. FYI, I use the metal mags, not the old junk ones.

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