Remington® Re-Introduces 20 Gauge Compact Versions of Model 11-87™ Sportsman™ - Now with Adjustable LOP

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – Over the past decade, the Remington Model 597 has become one of the most popular autoloading rimfire rifles available. Hunters and shooters of all ages enjoy the Model 597 for its superior accuracy and fast shooting, semi-auto reliability. New for 2009, the Model 597 will be offered in the unique and effective Next FLX™ Digital Camo.

Upon close examination, the new Next FLX Hunting Digital Camo appears as thousands of tiny pixilated squares of color; move out further, and the pixels transform into a detailed, effective camo pattern. This exciting new offering will be sure to stand out on the range and disappear in the woods.

The Model 597 features a 20-inch matte finished, standard-contour carbon steel barrel and is chambered in 22 Long Rifle for years of inexpensive shooting. This unique rimfire package is topped off with TRUGLO® fiber optic rifle sights for fast and precise target acquisition.

The Model 597 is easily the most advanced autoloading rimfire rifle ever built. The difference 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 all feature an exclusive nickel-Teflon® plating for smooth, dependable operation and an ultra-crisp trigger pull. To assure reliable, long-term accuracy, we’ve also incorporated a unique positive-locking, permanently rigid barrel attachment clamp. Receivers are grooved for standard rimfire mounts and drilled/tapped for a Weaver-style base. Completing the breakthrough design are an innovative last-shot “hold open” magazine feature and our patented, easy-to-use staggered-stack 10-round magazine box.

Offerings for 2009 are as follows: 
Remington Model 597™ FLX Camo™ 
Model  597™ FLX Camo™ 
Action  Autoloading 
BBL Length 20 inches
Overall Length  40 inches 
Avg. Weight  5 1/2 lbs 
Stock Material  Synthetic 
Stock Finish  Next FLX Hunting Digital Camo 
BBL Material  Carbon Steel 
BBL Finish  Black Matte