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Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

 
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:14 PM
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Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I just want to hear the views of my fellow long range shooters on this rimfire. Was it ahead of its time? If we're to be chambered by CZ, Savage, Browning, and etc., would it survive the the 17 craze?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:16 AM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I've got the tube feed model. I've shot them since they first came out. I've always had better luck (accurate and energy at distance) with them than a 22 mag. This new ammo doesn't seem to be up to the remington we had in the beginning. I do believe if we had the same ammo options as the 17 it could compete, but probably not for sales. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I just wish they would chamber a model or two so people like myself who have read about them could try it out ourselves. I would love to have a mag fed version! I figured they would out perform the trusty magnum in distance. It seemed like they were gonna reintroduce it a couple years ago but nothing happened. I believe Taurus had even chambered a revolver in the 5mm. Supposedly, CZ and Savage were going to chamber a rifle. Sounds like that got washed out. Sadly.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I have always believed it was ahead of its time. Yes I would buy one If Ruger made the rifle & Hornady the Ammo.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I would be all over that!
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:02 PM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I converted a CZ Scout (Model 452) into a 5mm rimfire and get great results from it. Problem is, the cost to convert it does not justify creating a great shooting, single-shot rifle.

I also have a Contender carbine (23" barrel) and a couple of 591's that do well with the Centurion ammunition.

I have high hopes for the new Savage B.MAG and a possible conversion that may allow use of the magazine.

Eric
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:06 PM
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Re: Bring back the 5mm Rem!?

I asked RUGER if they might chamber a few M77/22s for it. Answer was NO. I think one of their existing magazines would readily convert to it.

I asked HORNADY if a .20 Hornet might not be a bad idea. They agreed that it would be neat, but said they are too busy turning out what they already have.

BTW, Hornady said that their .17 Hornet is a combination of the .17 K-Hornet and the .17 Ackley Hornet.

I believe the Remington Model 591 is strong enough for a .22 Hornet and it would be the right size for it, too.
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