alternative to 10/22
i've been looking for a good, used 10/22, priced accordingly, & almost everything i've seen is priced more than a new one. i did run across a really nice remington 597, stainless, bull barrel, lanminated stock with a simmons scope in the $250 range. i've also been offered a 10/22, also stainless, in the sporter stock, with a scope (to be named later, haven't seen it in person) for the same price.
question is, does anyone have any experience with the rem 597 & how does it compare to the 10/22? i'm not looking to "ninja" something up, so all the "flashy" accessories available really doesn't sway me one way or another. i did see that the rem has the 'hold open bolt" when empty from the factory instead of an add on for the ruger, other than that, they seem to be very similar rifles.
let me know what you think, should i jump on one of these rifles or continue to hold out for a better deal on a basic used 10/22...
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