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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:16 pm 
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I don't know if this been discussed before, but I see where Taurus has added the 5MM Rimfire Magnum to their revolver line. Does anyone think Ruger might consider doing the same?

This round has some pretty interesting ballistics. I also understand the ammunition is almost impossible to find, and is spendy.

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Without a strong enoguh market...no. T?C supposedly was to offer this chambering as well as taurus...Seen any? Seen anyone asking for them?


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I doubt it. It was supposed to be resurrected recently but so far, only the new Centurion ammo has hit the market. We'll see if it goes anywhere. At least folks with the old rifles can afford to feed them now. Although it's significantly more expensive than .17HMR.

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How's .204 Ruger doing?

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Make it... I'll buy at least one... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:20 pm 
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I have one of the old 5mm rimfire rifles and couldn't find ammo for the longest time so I never shot it. I just recently stumbled across some in a midway catalog and ordered two boxes. I havn't shot any yet but if it shoots well I'll most likely stock up on it. I also have a 17hmr which I love, but the 5mm really is a better round. If ruger made a pistol in 5mm I would be really likely to get one. That would be a really nice small game revolver.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Yosemite Sam wrote:
How's .204 Ruger doing?

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Ain't really my "thang" but I think the .204 has been pretty successful.

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The 5mm ammo is available in shops around here so someone is buying it. The formerly deceased cartridge seems to be enjoying a bit of a comeback, probably due to the fad of sub-.22 cartridges created by the .17 HMR. Maybe this time it will be successful enough to occupy a small, enduring niche in the shooting world.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:44 am 
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If they market the 5mm and make new and accurate rifles for it like they did the 17hmr then they could bring the 5mm back in no time. I would love to see this happen personally, I think it's a great round. More power than either the 17 or the 22 mag.


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I still remember a line of Ruger Single Sixes that showed up on Ruger's site that never got announced. I really thought they could have been the 5mm Rimfire and I still think they would have made a welcome addition to what we have!

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Yosemite Sam wrote:
How's .204 Ruger doing?

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Seems to be doing great since Ammo and components are always bought up around here. We have a pretty big following for it though. Dont know about the rest of the country.

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Ammo isn't abundant and the 22 Mag beats it from the performance angle. It would be ultra-niche, ultra low sales, and an ultra waste of production capacity.

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I'm not so sure that the .17HMR has been an amazing seller in the Single-Six, so I don't see the bean counters signing off on another maybe.

Well of course I have a .17HMR Single-Six, but I'm not the general public, I'm an addict.

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