Guys, it's been 29 years since Remington made a 20 cal rimfire rifle and ammo. It was one flat shooting, hard hitting, sub MOA @100 yard shooting $69 rifle if ever there was one! It was a poorly marketed and ill received round called the Remington 5mm
NOW'S THE TIME TO RETURN THE GREAT 20 CAL RIMFIRE ROUND TO US.
IF THEY BUILD A 20HMR, IT WILL SELL! BUT WE HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW!
Hornady would likely be the best prospects to make it happen.
The differences and advantages between the old Remington 5mm
rimfire then, and a new "20HMR" now:
1) Unlike in 1976, a bottle necked rimfire is now familiar, and popular.
2) Unlike the 5mm
, the 20HMR will simply be a necked down 22 mag case.
3)The 20 cal round is now standardized & accepted thanks to the 204 Ruger.
4)Hornady already offers 20 cal bullets & they will be only to glad to sell more.
5)A 32 grain 20HMR = best of both worlds between the 22mag, & 17HMR....
It will shoot faster and flatter then a 22 mag., but shoot as accurate as the 17HMR. The 32 grain 20HMR will do all this while hitting almost twice as hard as the 17 grain 17HMR !
I'd eat my hat if a 20HMR flopped while everyone still ran out to buy the needle sized .17 round, or the lumbering 22 mag. I'm not Knocking the 17HMR, or the 22 mag. I'm just saying that a 32 grain 20 HMR would be the best of both. The HMR band wagon has already been rolling, and a 20 cal HMR would be an instant hit.
PLEASE CONTACT HORNADY AND ADVISE THEM OF YOUR INTEREST IN BUYING SUCH A RIFLE AND RIMFIRE ROUND.
EDIT: I think it would be advisable to refer to it as a 20HMR that you desire. The "HMR" phrase is already magical to marketers, and so they might listen harder!