Remington has issued a recall as well as a buyback of their Model 597 .17 HMR rifles, they are also buying back any Remington .17 HMR ammo as well. Rimfire rifles are not without their problems, and this issue seems to reflect that. If there are any issues with Remington rifles or with their .17 HMR ammo Remington claims they will cover the cost, so if you have a Model 597 rifle or any Remington .17 HMR rimfire ammunition be sure to contact Remington. More info is available below from Remington.
The Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle is a must have any WWII or vintage rifle fans. The Russian workhorses are known not only for the part they played in saving “Mother Russia” from the Nazi’s, but for how tough and durable they are as well. Recently the Mosin Nagant rifle in all its various configurations have been the budget rifle of choice. They are cheap (under $100), tough as nails, powerful, and many cases still very accurate. Well it looks like the sporting goods chain Big 5 Sporting Goods has a new lot of Mosin Nagants in stock and on sale for $99 (plus tax and DROS fee of course). The M91/30’s don’t include the bayonet and accessory kits however, but if you missed all the oppurtunities to get your hands on a Mosin in the past then you might want to jump on this before they’re gone. Or you can just spend the $30 and get a C&R FLL.