littlejpl: I bought a 552 at a gun show the other day. The guy just wanted to get rid
of it because he said it was a jam-0-matic. I asked if he cleaned it and
he said all the time. I took a chance and gave him 75.00 dollars for it.
When I took the trigger group out of it the pins were peeling carbon of
themselves as I was pounding them out. the inside was so packed with curd,
no wonder it didn't want to shoot anything. I think in a lot of case's
when people say they cleaned it they think by putting a cleaning rod and
patch down the barrel they are cleaning it. The rest of the gun is
supposed to last for the life of the gun. This one was that kind of
cleaning. After a proper cleaning I took it out. It shoots beautifully
with not a single stoppage ALL DAY!! shooting. I didn't have any shorts or
long's, just long rifle's to shoot but I bet it will shoot those to.
Bottom line is sometimes you just have to take a chance and buy that
Jam-O-matic off of the guy. You might be surprised in the nice gun you get
for the money.
andre1611: i have this rifle its a nice accurate rifle . use good ammo no problems ..
GreyGoose: I own one of those, I clean it and take care of it and all it does is jam.
Pisses me off
J. Corio: um depends when i was your age i used a 20 gauge for small game and i still
use 20 guage slugs for deer
John Futrell: yea, the way that I've always heard it put is that aside from the AK-47
(7.62), the humble .22 has killed more people than any other round.
ALIENWarriorX: Basically in looks, the length of the bullet (projectile) that sticks out
from the neck of the casing. LR is a longer projectile.
MrAwesome10000: not manly enough heh
spitgalore: I'm sorry to see that you have got rid of a classic, highly collectible
rifle. CCI Minimags are not powerful enough to cycle a semi-auto rifle.
Only .22 LR High Velocity can, with a 40 grain solid round nose. Also, if
you are a precision target shooter, avoid bulk pack of .22 LR HV 36 grain
RebelFlag61: I love the 552 and 572 Remingtons. I have a 552 passed down from my
grandfather and a 572 that was my first project gun. They both shoot
beautifully and are absolutely reliable. I prefer Winchester in general,
but for just cheap 22s, Remington really hit the nail on the head with the
552 and 572.
Wyatt B: @mag30th new straight from remington is about $540.
TRiiPLEAAAGAMERS: @coolkid92003..your way wrong. A .22 has killed many people, but think of
the 7.62x39. That round has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
jellyking12345: oh, ok
andre1611: I have one and love it. too its a nice gun solid. I have a marlin 39a too
its a 1956. i love them both . both accurate as hell.
hockeyfanatic44: Hey I have this rifle and I was wondering what the hole in front of the
trigger is...it looks like a place for banana clips but i don't know. Thanks
e1040: the remington 550-1 was the first to fire all three, and can be mixed in
the tube. started production in 1941 and was replaced by the 552
Iron Wulfenn: they are price from remington at over 500. now and when mine was new 179.
10 years aggo lol.
charlie wright: @GeneralVan i would say no, look at maybe a 20 or 12 gauge short barreled
shotgun for home defense
xbones101: You are incorrect about the Rem M552 being the only semi-auto rifle that
can shoot 22lr, 22l, & 22 shorts. My Rem M550a can do that too. :) The Rem
M550 & M552 are very different firearms designs, but they both have the
patented "Carbine Williams" floating chamber.
chris35128: hellz no get a 20 single shot shotgun
Positrack1: I've got a scoped BDL version of the 552 and love it. With 15 rounds
available as quickly as you can pull the trigger, it's a pretty wicked
little machine, particularly when loaded up with Stingers or Velocitors.
It's more accurate than I expected for an autoloader too. I do kind of miss
the speed and handiness of the iron sights though. Your's sure has a pretty
stock for a non-Deluxe version. Nice.
Langue_Doc: @arcticgummibear If you have hollow points, you can easily maim someone
with a .22 LR
ColumbiaGorgeGuy: @GeneralVan Better than nothing, but far from ideal.
20alphabet: That's untrue, Chuck Norris doesn't shoot a .22.
ledvinaa2: at 12 seconds in if you just listen it sounds like a pretty sweet beat.
sounds like a song for a second or two
poostokcerty: hell ya i would. I used a 30-06 when i was 14 why not?
tractorman96: you would reccomend a 30-06 to a kid?
tractorman96: i have a marlin .22 that shoots short, long, and long riffle
secallo28: i just got a savage 64 and hate it (too long for details) and was looking
at other 22s and found this one and realy like it...how much did you pay
89runner: i own a 552 speedmaster....I LOVE IT..sweetest shooting .22 i've held
AirsoftVeteran96: for what exactly?
baristch11: do u have a owners manual that i could download because i just bought that
spitgalore: For semi-auto, I recommend Winchester Xstra. Last time I checked $3 for 50.
I like it because this ammo has "left-over" power. Although it does not say
High Velocity, it can cycle your semi-auto. You can't go wrong with
cleaning out your firearm now that you are changing to another brand of
ammo. Winchester has a kick but very accurate. Another brand is CCI, much
more expensive. In Canada, $8 for 100.
w33kleyeight9: @GeneralVan id buy somthing bigger than a 22 for home defence like a 12
gauge shotgun or a handgun such as a 9mm or 45 a 22 aint gonna put no one
down and out jus piss em off lol
benjamindshoemaker: @arcticgummibear I don't think anyone would want to keep trying to get into
someones house if the have been shot 18 times by a .22. I have a
Speedmaster and love it. The date code for mine is B.G. I looked it up and
it was either 38 or 68. I think that it is a 68 cause the stamps are to
deep and surely would have worn down more than what they are. Thanks
1979aerocaprice: this is not the only american semi auto .22 that shoots shorts, the stevens
87a also shoots shorts
micmoable: real nice---my uncle had one of these and it was a nice rifle for sure
teddydc2: i grew up hunting with this gun. jams all the time even with cci mini mags
and stingers. all my friends used 10/22.
jellyking12345: Yeah, there are a few guns out there that fire .22 short, long and long
rifle. that gun your talking about was the one that i meant.
halfro117: this is my favorite .22 rifle! :)
heraldthemighty: I have the same gun and love it! The only issue is that there is no way to
lock the bolt back. Hear that Remington???
Mickeym1a2n3: i have a 552 that looks about like yours how much would you sell yours for
jojosdownanout: i own a 552 speedmaster i love wouldnt trade it for anything
Matt: when my great grandpa died he left me his 552 and it is freakin awesome
Robbie Brown: im thinkin about getting this for target and some small game. im looking
for it at meltzers and sons in Garfield, nj so if anyone knows about it can
u help me
Redtail: I have this rifle as well. It originally belonged to my father, after he
passed away it went to my older brother, when he passed away last year it
came into my possession. Beautiful family heirloom that I will treasure
Teleoceras: My Dad got a Rem. 552 as a Christmas present back in 77. That baby is still
a real tack driver all these years later! That Remington is one of the
finest .22's ever made.
hakku68: I had a Speedmaster with the BDL finish. It was a beautiful looking gun. It
had a 3x9 scope and I could get dime-sized groups at 50yds. I shot only CCI
minimags and as a lefty, the hood over the ejector kept most of the shells
from hitting me in the face. I got rid of the gun because the spent casings
would stove-pipe way too often for my taste. Over all it was a really nice
firearm to have in a collection.
hexcollectors101: Its a very nice rifle
spitgalore: It depends on what ammo you've been using. For semi-auto, avoid Winchester
.22 LR Wildcat. The powder residue is shaped like a pyramid and jams the
mechanism. Remington has a lot of sooty residue. It is best to remove all
the wood & clean out with a can of WD-40 with a narrow tube, spray
mechanism & let it drain, muzzle up.
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