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Remington Viper 522

Discussion in 'Remington' started by BattleRifleG3, Apr 11, 2002.

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  1. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Anyone have any experience with this not-so-common little rifle? I've seen one or two around, and they look pretty neat, especially the stock and the banana clip. Integral scope mount is pretty nice too. Do they work as well as they look?
  2. It's light

    When I bought the 522 new the guy behind the counter didn't tell me they discontinued it. They also stopped production of the mags. the 10 round plastic at the shows go for 15 while the metal sell for 25 IF you can find them... So when you do buy all you need.

    To me the gun is light, the plastic parts in it sound funny like a slap instead of the pee - choo like other 22lr:cool:


  3. Bought it for plinking

    I bought it for plinking, The front of the stock is wider.
  4. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    So it's never had any reliability problems? That's my main concern. I actually have found mag sources. Any idea why they discontinued it? The 597 does seem better suited for a wider variety of shooters, as well as adaptible to 22 WMR.
  5. StateWrkr

    StateWrkr G&G Newbie

    I bought a Viper for my son as a Christmas present when they first came out. It shot horrible groups. Something like 2 1/2" at 50 yards if I remember right. We then got a Ruger 10/22 target model. It is very accurate. I was very disappointed in Remington for even making such a lousy gun.
  6. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    That would explain why they quit making it and why they're still inexpensive. Thanks for the info.
  7. mephistojade

    mephistojade G&G Newbie

    As a matter of fact, I own one, not sure what happened in the other case mentioned- with a 4x bargain bin scope, I've consistently managed 1" groups at 100 meters. Not exactly sub-MOA accuracy, I know, but still, not bad for the price (bought it back in 1996, shot the last 1" group last time I shot it, about 3 weeks ago)

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  8. jaeger

    jaeger G&G Enthusiast

    Ive got one and it was a great shooter until I bent the barrel on the back of my quad. Hit a tree and the barrel looks like a bananna now. Still have the bolt and stuff though.
  9. helewa

    helewa G&G Newbie

  10. jj50cal

    jj50cal G&G Newbie

    battlerifle3g... i own a viper 522 and have owned it since it was new.. its a great squirrel rifle it has never failed to put meat on the table i use simmons 4x12x44 target scope. and have no problem hitting squirrels in the head with cci stingers. if u use cheap ammo u get cheap shots... my only problem is the magazine the bottom likes to work loose... and i was told from my dealer, the plastic parts are made from recycled milk jugs.
  11. GlennM

    GlennM G&G Newbie

    I bought my (24 year old) son one about 8 years ago, new. He's put it through its paces and the only problems he's ever had with it is a failure to feed Remington Yellow Jackets. It just doesn't like them. I'm guessing he's run at least 5K rounds through it and it's still going strong.
  12. They seemed to be alright. Just don't buy one if it is missing the mag. Those things are hard to get for some reason.
  13. jaeger

    jaeger G&G Enthusiast

    helewa what do you need. I still have the whole rifle just - the barrel and mag.
  14. jj50cal

    jj50cal G&G Newbie


    how much do you want for what you have left?
  15. tfd309

    tfd309 G&G Newbie

    the 522

    dont be dissing the 522 viper. it was my first gun, i got it when i was about 12. my great-grandfather was a big gun gooroo and he said he'd sell it to me for $75 it took me all summer long to save up the $75. and when i did i went straight to his house and he said he couldnt take my money, but for working so hard to save up for it he said i could have it. so the next morning my grandpa took me squirrel hunting and i got my first squirrel. now that my great-grandfather is shooting at the great gun range in the sky, i can never part with that little gun. every squirrel or rabbit i shot at with that gun ive killed. the gun has never jammed on me, and ive always been able to put the bullet right exactly where i aimed. most of the small game ive popped right in the head for a quick clean kill. i couldnt have asked for a better first gun...its way better than my practically brand new 5year old marlin model 60. it jams every shot...ive sent it off when it didnt extract the shell and it still jams to this day, it probably hasnt had 100 rounds through it. when i have kids i will *** this gun on to them one day, they aint getting my 522. just kidding. i will hopefully get rid of the model 60 by then. i would rate this gun a perfect 10. but every gun is different i must have gotten the luck of the draw judging on what some of yall have said about it. i love mine though i wont ever be able to part with mine
  16. shakira

    shakira G&G Newbie

    Remington Model 522 Viper

    I Have a Remington 522 And I Don't think there worth much. They only made them for 4-6 years. there were problems with the barrel rusting, The Gun jamming, and the clip getting sticky because it made of plastic. Remington regretted making that Gun am sure. Don't get me wrong they are cool looking Guns that are fun to shoot. Just have clean them Alot! I would say there worth about $100 or less in mint condition.:)
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  17. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ G&G Evangelist

    Last fall bought a used one

    I was down to the gun shop last fall and saw one on the rack for $140, it looked new and for a semi .22 in NW Alaska for $140 (landed) I bought it without hesatation, when I got home and opened the box I saw it had been sold thru the Alaska Commercial company for over $265 (sticker still on box)
    still had all the papers,video tape & such, the kids love shooting the "ugly gun" it say's somthing when kids see the beauty of a product by its utility instead of its apperance. for a used rfle it shoots very well
    I think it was a holiday gift that was ugly and never was shot and was traded off ........ ther loss.
  18. jontanner

    jontanner G&G Newbie

    I have a Viper 522, that has good and bad results.

    I got it for Christmas 10+ years ago, and have lost one of the mags.
    Plus it jams about every 2-3 rounds fired.
    So I have got it unassembled and looked at the 2000+ rounds of carbon build up on, lol. Jeez I should have cleaned this gun a LONG time ago.

    Well, with my new found passion for this gun, I am trying to find some more mags for it. Can anyone point me in the right direction to some?

    Thank you.
  19. Ar shooter

    Ar shooter G&G Newbie

    Ok I have a viper 522and it was jamming every 3rd shot or so. I have taken my AR-15 apart plenty of times and pay close attention to detail. I took the lower reciever off so i could throughly clean the gun out. Unfortunatly when i put the lower back on, it will not fire. I had put it back together with all pieces where they were when i took them apart and i even got the schmatic for the gun and it all is right. Is there a sequence i am missing or something else i'm not thinking about? Thank you
  20. Newbie here and newbie to firearms.

    I received a brand new 522 Viper (with plastic clips) as a house warming gift from a friend. My son and I got around to shooting it this summer and let 300 rounds of remington bulk pack through it. A month later we ripped another 100 through it. We had no problems at all.

    This fall we went to the shooting range and problems raised it's head, jammed every 2-3 round. Temps were around 30 degrees. The rem. (hollow points) bulks rounds were jamming leaving the clip. You could see where the bullet head was perching itself on the loading ramp. So back home we went. We disassembled the rifle cleaned it and the clips. We added powered graphite to the clips and seems like they worked better. We found a burr on the loading ramp and lightly cleaned it with a file. We cycled the round by hand and it worked much better than ever.

    We picked up some federal 40 grams and CCI Stingers. Got to the outdoors range, ripped a clip. Worked great. Next clip jammed! &^%%$$!! Same problem as before. It did not matter what brand of round. I think my problem is air temp and getting shrinkage in the plastic clip.

    I was given this 22 by a good friend and would love to get this working well. I think it is a cool 22 and would make a great plinker/critter gun. I looked it over again tonight and the bolt return spring is not straight. It has a kink in it. I ordered a new one and hopefully that is the problem??? If I can't get the bugs out I am buying a 10/22.

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