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Eagle 597 30-rounders did not work for me

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Erich, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. Erich

    Erich Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Hi all,

    A month and a half ago, Eagle announced that their long-awaited 30-round mag for the Remington 597 was ready for prime-time. (They'd had it up on the website for some time, but said that they wanted to get everything right before they shipped it out.)

    I ordered two. They arrived in a bit over three weeks. I took them to the range yesterday. Alas, they did not work for me.

    The translucent plastic 30-rounders are single-stacks, so they're pretty long. They looked good and they loaded fine. The mags were a mighty tight fit in the 597's magwell.

    I chambered the first round, and fired. The case ejected properly, but the second round nosed up at about a 45° angle and jammed. I manually extracted it and chambered the next round. Same story. And again. And again. And again.

    I unloaded the remaining rounds and fired them through my factory 10-rounder without incident. I then turned to the second Eagle mag.

    This one fired fifteen rounds in a row, but then it started the same nonsense the other mag had been doing.

    I was careful not to touch the mags as they hung from the magwell, so it wasn't my interference that caused this.

    I called Eagle this a.m. and explained the problem. They said, "Oh, you got two of the old-style mags. Send them back and we'll replace them." A second or so after I got off the phone, I decided that I didn't want to be part of the beta-test group any longer, and that I just wanted a refund. I called back and spoke to another person. She let on that the "second gen" mags weren't quite ready yet, and told me to send my mags back and note that I wanted a refund.

    I sent the mags back today, on my dime. I asked that Eagle refund the purchase price and shipping.
  2. Titan6

    Titan6 member

    Feb 7, 2007
    Gillikin Country
    Okay, for the record Eagle Mags are the worst I have ever seen in my entire life. I wouldn't take one for free.
  3. doubleg

    doubleg Member

    Nov 21, 2006
    I am completley fed up with my 597 its pretty damn close to being smashed off a tree. :mad: I am NEVER buying another rifle with a single peice of plastic anywhere in the action.:fire:
  4. ceetee

    ceetee Member

    Sep 7, 2003
    Hey, doubleg...

    Afore you smash it all up, let me know you're done with it. I'll be more than happy to pay the postage for you to send it on my way! :)
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