Remington® Introduces Line of AR-15 Style Model 597™ Rifles

January 01, 2010

Madison, NC – Well established in the world of 22 rimfire rifles, the Model 597 line of autoloading rimfires adds a new member to the family – the Model 597 VTR™ (Varmint Target Rifle) in five performance-enhanced versions including an offering with the most advanced concealment system – A-TACS™. With features derived from Remington’s platform of R-15 and R-25 modular repeating rifles, these heavy-barreled 22 LR carbines combine the fun of shooting a rimfire rifle with the attitude of a centerfire rifle. 

With its innovative design, the Model 597 platform starts with our proprietary bolt-guidance system, which features a unique set of twin tool-steel guide rails for better stability, feeding reliability and greater out-of-the-box accuracy.  The bolt, hammer and sear of the Model 597 feature an exclusive nickel-Teflon® plating for smooth, dependable operation and an ultra-crisp trigger pull. To assure reliable, long-term accuracy, a permanent rigid barrel attachment clamp is incorporated for positive lock-up.

Building on the core design and performance features of the Model 597, the VTR offerings come equipped with target-style, free-floating 16-inch heavy-contour clean barrels, constructed of carbon steel with non-reflective black oxide finish. Utilizing a Remington-designed aluminum bolt-on kit, this rimfire’s receiver is converted to a modular-style that accepts the standard synthetic A2 pistol grip and A2 stock or Pardus collapsible stock; fore-end tube; and 1913 Picatinny rail system for ease of mounting optics or accessories. A low-profile, 10-round magazine (or optional 30-round magazine); butt stock and fore-end tube swivel studs; and distinctive 597 VTR logo on side plates complete this next generation semi-auto carbine. All versions of the Model 597 VTR are compatible with Remington 30-round Model 597 magazines.

Model 597 VTR CS (Collapsible Stock) A-TACS – This featured-packed, camouflaged version has an ergonomically-designed Pardus collapsible stock, constructed of lightweight, fiber-reinforced Zytel®. The integrated slots and multiple buffer tube positions on the stock assembly allow for length of pull (LOP) customization and adjustable sling attachment. The stock, fore-end tube, grip, receiver and rail are fully covered with the new ground-breaking Advanced Tactical Concealment System (A-TACS) pattern. A 10-round magazine is included.
Suggested retail price:  $590

Model 597 VTR CS (Collapsible Stock) Quad Rail – The addition of a versatile Quad Rail provides four multi-functional Picatinny rails; perfect for attaching lasers, flashlights, vertical fore grips, bipods, flip-up sights and optics.  The Quad Rail features large cooling vents and the free float tube design ensures complete free-float of the barrel for optimal accuracy.  Other features include adjustable LOP Pardus collapsible stock; non-reflective, matte black finish on stock, fore-end tube, grip and exposed metalwork; and standard 10-round magazine. Suggested retail price:  $590

Model 597 VTR A2 Stock – Available in 30-round and 10-round magazine capacity options, these rifles feature a standard A2 stock and pistol grip.  Stock, fore-end tube, grip and exposed metalwork wear non-reflective, matte black finishes.  
Suggested retail price:  $470 (30-round)/$445 (10-round)  

Model 597 VTR CS (Collapsible Stock) – This version features the Pardus collapsible stock with integrated slots and multiple buffer tube to allow for length of pull (LOP) customization and adjustable sling attachment. Stock, fore-end tube, grip and exposed metalwork wear non-reflective, matte black finishes. A 10-round magazine is included.
Suggested retail price:  $445

With its introduction in 1997, the Model 597 semi-auto rimfire rifle was ahead of the competition with its innovative design and accuracy-enhancing features. Now the Model 597 VTR sets the pace again for the 22 caliber market with its cutting-edge, modular look and tack-driving performance.

For more information on the complete line of Model 597 rimfire rifles, please visit our web site at www.remington.com.

 Model  597 VTR CS A-TACS  597 VTR CS Quad Rail  597 VTR A-2 30 Round  597 VTR A-2 10 Round  597 VTR CS
           
 Order #  (80888)  (80882)  (80896)  (80900)  (80901)
           
 Action Type  Autoloading (22 LR)  Autoloading (22 LR)  Autoloading (22 LR)  Autoloading (22 LR)  Autoloading (22 LR)
           
 Mag Capacity  10  10  30  10  10
           
 BBL Length  16 inches  16 inches  16 inches  16 inches  16 inches
           
 Overall Length  Adjustable (31 ¼ - 35 ¼ inches)  Adjustable (31 ¼ - 35 ¼ inches)  34 ¾ inches  34 ¾ inches  Adjustable (31 ¼ - 35 ¼ inches)
           
 Barrel Material  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel  Carbon Steel
           
 Barrel Finish  Matte  Matte  Matte  Matte  Matte
           
 Stock Material  Synthetic  Synthetic  Synthetic  Synthetic  Synthetic
           
 Stock Finish  A-TACS Camo  Matte Black  Matte Black  Matte Black  Matte Black
           
 Avg Weight          
           
 MSRP  $590  $590  $470  $445  $445

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A-TACS™ is a trademark of Digital Concealment Systems, LLC. Teflon® and Zytel® are trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont).