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Old October 10, 2013, 10:18 PM   #3
bamaranger
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Join Date: October 9, 2009
Location: North Alabama
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groundhogs

Yeah, that was what I wanted mine for, groundhogs. I was a genuine rifle loony back even then, and the little bottleneck looked cool, and provided zip over the .22 lr, and shells were about $3.50 a box!. It was the first rifle that I shot for group, understood trajectory a bit, and made hits on game past 75 yds or so.

Dad was against it, said one didn't need a "special rifle" to hunt groundhogs, but Christmas morning a note leading me around the house and eventually to the rifle in the basement was the way it went.

If a few other mfg's had made firearms for the 5mm, it may have flown, but as it was, it was 20+ yrs before its time.
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