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| 5 mm Remington Rimfire Magnum Type Rimfire Place of origin USA colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Remington Arms Company Designed 1969 Manufacturer Remington Produced 1970-1974 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Case type Rimfire, bottleneck Bullet diameter .205 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .225 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rim diameter .325 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Case length 1.020 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Primer type Rimfire Maximum pressure 33,000 psi (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Source: "Cartridges of the World"[1]

The 5 mm Remington Rimfire Magnum is an obsolete bottlenecked rimfire cartridge introduced by Remington Arms Company in 1970. Remington chambered it in a pair of bolt-action rifles, the Model 591 and Model 592, but unfortunately the round never became very popular, and the rifles were discontinued in 1974. The ammo discontinued in 1982.[2] About 52,000 rifles were sold during its brief production run.[3] As of 2008, Aguila, a Mexican ammunition company, is producing 5mm Remington Magnum ammunition.[4]

DesignEdit

Remington designed a new case that was very similar to the older .22 Mag, but stronger to handle the higher pressure of the 5 mm at 33,000 PSI.[5] It uses a 5mm (.20 caliber) bullet that measure 0.2045 inches (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.

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, the same as the more recent .204 Ruger cartridge.

For a brief time, Thompson Center Arms offered firearms in 5 mm Mag.[3] From 1982 until 2008, no ammunition manufacturers manufactured rounds for this cartridge, but some firearms manufacturers are creating conversion kits to allow the existing 5 mm guns to shoot other more-common cartridges.[3]

At the 2008 SHOT show, Taurus International introduced the first handgun chambered for the 5mm Remington Magnum rimfire.[6] Concurrent with the announcement from Taurus, Aguila Ammunition announced they would begin producing 5mm RMR ammunition in 2008.

PerformanceEdit

The 5 mm Mag offered higher velocity than the .22 WMR and more energy than either the .22 WMR or the later .17 HMR.[2] They offered decent performance on small-game and for varmint hunting.[1]

CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:rifles
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