I have had a 597 for a 3 years and I love it. The 597 can be a bit picky on ammo types though, but since I started using CCI 40 grain round nose I haven't looked back! I have found that because .22 ammo is inherently waxy the 597 can and will gum up quickly if the guide rods are too tight (this problem is easily solved). I also own a 10/22 and being a Ruger fan I hate to say she has only collected dust since I have owned the 597.
Aim Low, they're riding ponies.
Last edited by TuffGonG; 03-13-2009 at 22:56.