A few years back I bought a Remington 597 in .17 HMR. I really liked the gun. It was very accurate and I never had an issue with it except with new clips the spring was so strong it was hard to load and as a result it would jam now and then. I kept the clips fully loaded all the time and the springs loosened up and the problem went away. After having it for about two years Remington declared it un-safe to shoot because it was semi-auto and offered $200 in a Remmington credit towards a new gun. I paid almost twice that much for the gun and since I have never had a problem with it I kept it and still shoot it. I was at a gun show last week and a guy was carring one just like mine around trying to sell it. I talked to him and he told me that now Remington was offering to re-barrel them in .22 Mag. if I sent it back. Now I don't know what to do !!! I really like my .17 but should I keep a gun that is supossed to be unsafe to shoot or look into having it made into a .22 Mag?