ZerCool starts us off hatin' on his:
Remington 597, which was the first gun I
bought myself. It had an out-of-battery discharge and left its
extractor/plunger combination somewhere in a cornfield and a handful of
powder freckles on my hand. I had a 'smith fix it, but it never worked
Failures to feed, failures to fire, on and on. I tried
every tweak and tune I could find online (changing tension on guide
rods, new magazines, thorough cleanings, etc) and it still refused to
work right. I finally put the thing on a classified ad, cheap, with a
full disclosure of what had happened and what it was doing, and sold it
down the road to be someone else's problem.
This is Remington's alternative to the Ruger. A fairly popular little rifle in .22LR, it was offered in .17HMR but had to be recalled and discontinued. ZerCool doesn't mention the chambering of his gun, but .22 is the the common one. You can get one used for about $125.00.
Here's a video review. (nice range, btw)
Updated because it needed updatin'.