Remington Model 597 VTR : AR-15 style .22

    Remington have announced a new addition to their line of Model 597 semi-automatic .22 rifles. The VTR (Varmint Target Rifle) is styled after the AR-15 and features:

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    * 16″ target-style heavy barrels.
    * A2 style stock or Pardus M4-style collapsible stock
    * A2 Pistol grip
    * Free float handguard
    * 1913 Picatinny rail for optics.
    * Black finish on all parts.

    It is not clear if standard AR-15 compatible stocks and pistol grips can be attached. I will try to find out from Remington.

    Two models will be available. The “Model 597 VTR 22LR with A2 Stock” model will MSRP for $445 (10 round magazine) and $479 (30 round magazine).

    The “Model 597 VTR 22LR with Collapsible Stock” features a Pardus collapsible stock and had an MSRP of $445.

    UPDATE: According to John, Product Development manager, different AR stocks should be compatible. AR pistol grip interchange will be limited because of the receiver design.

    Thanks to Linda from Remington for her help getting me information.

    Steve Johnson

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