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Remington 597 spring rod adjustments?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by redneckwithgun, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. redneckwithgun

    redneckwithgun Member

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    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?
     
  2. Ifishsum

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    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.
     
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    Have you asked at rimfirecentral.net?
     
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    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 on Rimfire Central dot com.
     
  5. redneckwithgun

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    As said, the screws shouldn't be flush, but just a hair "proud." I agree strongly on the Minimags. Thunderbolts are the worst.
     
  8. redneckwithgun

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    Have you fired the Aguila .22LR Super Maximum Ammunition through your 597? You cant beat that FPS.
     
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