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Old 10-17-2016, 01:05 PM
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The most recently produced 5mm ammo was mfg by Aguila and sold as Centurion brand in two versions. There was 30gr brass jacketed lead HP and varmint 30gr streamlined jacketed HP. Generally, it all shot as well or better than 22WMR but faster and hit harder.
IMO its better than the 17WSM for penetration and should shoot at least MOA with a scope.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:52 PM
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Out of curiosity what kind of accuracy do you see out of most 5mm with old production Champion ammo? I will have a chance to buy a 591 this weekend with several boxes of ammo but I don't know what to expect. Already have some great shooting 22mags and 17hm2's.

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My 5mm won't come close to matching accuracy with my 17HM2 at 50 yards. What little benchrest 50 yard shooting I have done produced groups in the 3/4" +or- size with new Centurian or original Remington ammo. 591 edged out 592 also. It may not hang with your 22WMR if yours is great shooting. It will shoot good enough for hunting squirrels and rabbits. It will do more damage to a Jackrabbit at close range than the 17HMR or 22WMR from my experience of several hunting trips and maybe 25-30 rabbits taken with the 5mm. Make sure you get at least 1 good magazine with a 591. There is an RFC member that has started making magazines for the 591 though so they can be had. Magazines are valued at $75-100 these days.

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Old 10-17-2016, 03:07 PM
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Absolutely agree the 5mm isn't even close to most 17m2 for accuracy. They might still be in production had they been that accurate. I get an occasional 1/2" group at 50yds from my 592>1. It is a 592 rebarreled with a 591 barrel shortened to 21". Puts both type bullets at nearly the same POI.

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Thanks for the input on accuracy. The one I was looking at is in very good shape, 1 full box of Remington ammo and 2 magazines for $450.00 . I don't think the price is out of line but if it's not a real accurate round I think I am going to pass. Now I have 2 boxes of Centurion ammo sitting I will trade for something at the gun show..
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Just my two cents

I use at least one of my three 5mm's (591, 592 and a T/C Contender G2 with a 20" barrel) on sage rats in Central Oregon every year.

I have killed quite a few of them with all of these guns. Are they the most accurate round in the world? No, but...

1) I find that the OEM rounds are far superior to Aguila's lighter rounds

2) Personally, I don't think the 17 Mach II is a comparable round. Yes it's fun and accurate, but I did not have what I consider to be effective kills consistently enough with it to ever reach for it when shooting sage rats. In fact, after my last trip with one, I sold mine.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:29 AM
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I grew up shooting dads 591m. He still has it btw. I've seen him win a lot of money over the years betting he could hit a dime as far as you can see it. His gun is better than Moa with factory ammo. And 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 (100yds) with centurian white box. ( he bought 8 bricks when they came out). So I bought a 591 when centurion came out with ammo. Mine was a 2+" gun at a 100 yards. Bedding and crowning did not help, so I sold it. A few months back I bought the rifle pictured in the link below. It shots 3 shot groups that a dime will completely cover at 50yards with both types of centurion. I have a cheap trashco on it and have not tried to dial the 6 pound trigger back yet. It's gonna get a new Leupold and trigger job soon. I LOVE THIS ONE! I even killed some squirrels and a coyote with it last month.



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Old 11-17-2016, 09:46 AM
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Tgilmer,

Do you know what kind of stock that is? I would like to get something like it for a build I am doing.

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Old 11-17-2016, 09:57 AM
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Tgilmer,

Do you know what kind of stock that is? I would like to get something like it for a build I am doing

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No sorry. It was custom built and I don't know the history.
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Thanks anyway, nice looking rifle.
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My 591 is my daily carry varmint rifle. It is plenty accurate to drop all small game and vermin as possums and coons. I don't punch holes in paper except to sight in my rifles on the bench. The 5mm Remington magnum round is a flat shooting hard hitting rimfire. The 5mm has been criticized since it's inception. All the criticism seems to come from persons who do not own one of these fine rimfires. I own one and it does the job for me. Others will have different opinions.
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It should also be mentioned that if you want one of these rifles and want to dial accuracy in as much as possible...you can also do a centerfire conversion and handload rounds.
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Anyone heard any updates on this ammo?

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Gotta get me ears checked.......I don't even hear the crickets
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