View Full Version : Remington model 591 5mm.

July 23, 2012, 09:39 PM
I have just bought a very nice Remington model 591 5mm rifle. The rifle has never had a scope mounted on it and I would like to put one on it. Does anyone know where I could get a scope mount for this gun? Do you know at reasonable range will this gun work for coyotes?

July 24, 2012, 03:33 AM
5mm Remington is about on par with a 17 HMR, not quite as flat shooting but launches a heavier bullet so it hits a bit harder. For coyotes, I would limit my shots to 100-150 yds (closer is better).

The 591 was not drilled and tapped for scope mounts, it had a grooved receiver, so it will take tip-off rings, which are available for 1" scopes, or a rimfire scope already equipped with rings.

5 years ago, this conversation would have been moot, since no one was shooting their 5mm Remington rifles due to lack of ammo, but ammo is available now. Enjoy it.

July 24, 2012, 09:06 AM
Congrats - It's a VERY collectable rifle, much in demand over on rimfirecentral.com