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CasperSYTFU 09-04-2012 1:35 PM

█ HK MP5-A5 .22lr Build & Use Journal █
Started the wait period today.
Bought used from another member on here.
What a sweet deal:

HK MP5-A5 Rifle (Built by Walther, imported by Umarex)
It included the original box, paper work, lock, and tools.

The deal got even sweeter:
  • Claw Mount Rail
  • Sightmark Ultra Shot Sight QD Digital Switch Red Dot Sight
  • Neoprene Cover for Sight
  • 5.11 Basic Single Point Static Sling
  • 300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag HP
  • Full pack of batteries for the Red Dot Sight

I cannot wait to get in some super cheap plinking and let my girlfriend shoot the snot out of it!

onegtalon 09-04-2012 1:40 PM

Sweet! Thinking of getting one of those..

chozenfew805 09-04-2012 1:40 PM

I've had mine for a couple months now and have about 1000 trouble free rounds through it(Bulk Winchester and Federal). Enjoy!!!!!

CasperSYTFU 09-04-2012 1:51 PM

While I was paying the PPT fee I also bought another 10rd mag for it.
And just ordered this as well:
UAG Tactical Dual Mag Holder

That should make the 10rd magazines a little more bearable haha.

I'll range report as soon as I can.
Glad bulk packs work for you chozenfew!
Going to order the Federal bulk pack of 2,100 rounds with ammo case from Cabelas.

Mp5marley 09-04-2012 7:34 PM

MP5 is awesome! Everyone loves shooting it.. Favorite ammo is American Eagle 22lr HV, HP. $17.99 for #400 rounds from Palmetto State Armory. CCI is great but a bit costly.. Worst ammo so far are the Thunderbolts. Cleaning is not as easy as my ar15 but i found a video how to completely disassemble it.

CasperSYTFU 09-05-2012 8:30 AM

^I can't wait.
Going to be so much cheaper than my other guns to go and have fun for the day.

9 days!

CasperSYTFU 09-07-2012 1:09 PM

UAG Dual Mag Holder came in.
Perfect fit! Great piece for the price!

7 days!

02Caltaco 09-08-2012 4:39 PM


Originally Posted by CasperSYTFU (Post 9283810)
UAG Dual Mag Holder came in.
Perfect fit! Great piece for the price!

7 days!

Where did you order the dual mag holder? I could use one that works with black dog ar22 mags.

CasperSYTFU 09-09-2012 3:58 PM

Amazon. Just do a search for UAG 22 dual mag.

CasperSYTFU 09-13-2012 2:33 PM

Pick her up tomorrow!
This arrived today to pair with the RDS nicely:

CasperSYTFU 09-15-2012 11:32 AM

Picked it up yesterday and got everything installed.
Going to go zero it in today.
Range report soon.
Can't wait!

Slickrick135 09-16-2012 11:31 AM

Sick! I want one!

CasperSYTFU 09-16-2012 2:31 PM

This thing is so incredibly fun!
We've put about 500 rounds through it in the last two days and only 1 stove pipe!

Even my girlfriend loves to shoot it.
Her groupings at 16.5 yards are kind of scary good :D
Made sure she can operate and load everything herself and broke her chicken wing habit.

Heres one of my last groupings at 16.5 yards unsupported with no magnifier.
(The 10 rounds in the shoot-n-c sticker. The others were from earlier shots)

Sennasixty8 09-16-2012 4:55 PM

Looks like your having fun at San leandro, we went today and it was packed!

CasperSYTFU 09-16-2012 7:24 PM

Were you part of the group shooting long guns inside around noon?
My girl and I were on the lanes farthest to the right.

Sennasixty8 09-17-2012 7:03 AM

We were there after 3pm. They closed the outside lanes for a "fun shoot BBQ" and inside was at the limit. Alot of .22lr shooters were there with various pistols, even a mosquito seemed to be functioning, a few mkiii shooters too.

joelogic 09-17-2012 7:10 AM

Is the optic on backwards?

CasperSYTFU 09-17-2012 8:00 AM


Originally Posted by Sennasixty8 (Post 9342413)
even a mosquito seemed to be functioning



Originally Posted by joelogic (Post 9342441)
Is the optic on backwards?

No, unfortunately since the magnifier can't be 1/2" away like this.
They are both on correctly.
The long end of the red dot points back not forward like EOTech etc.
It actually only functions one way. No red dot shows if you flip it.

joelogic 09-17-2012 8:55 AM


CasperSYTFU 09-18-2012 1:44 PM

I've really fallen in love with this little rifle.
Going to look into small game hunting soon.
Should be lots of fun and tasty eating too!

the86d 09-18-2012 2:04 PM


Hell, I wouldn't mind one of those!

ky2970 09-22-2012 3:33 AM

Getting mine this Monday! :cool:

bongski 09-23-2012 9:31 PM

ok.. i want one now. :ack2:

Mp5marley 09-23-2012 9:51 PM

Anyone here have some cleaning tips? I learned out to completely disassemble but it's still hard to clean the barrel. Any luck with short brass brushes or advice?

Stockton 09-23-2012 9:54 PM

boresnake and clp

CasperSYTFU 09-24-2012 8:51 AM

I use in all of the calibers I own.
3 sections of metal brushes.

Got my groupings much better too.
It is a certified tack driver.
10 Rounds @ 25 yards with magnifier:

CasperSYTFU 09-26-2012 8:17 AM

I'm so bad with names.
Last night met a member and his wife at the range.
Let me know who you were again!
Sorry, with the combination of my memory and the ear plugs, it was a losing combination for remembering!

Sennasixty8 09-26-2012 10:54 AM

Was me!

We ran outta ammo right after you showed up, and then there was a sideshow in the lane next to you, after we left firing line

CasperSYTFU 09-26-2012 11:09 AM

Yea, they were incredibly distracting especially with their cheerleaders screaming.
I actually had to put the guns down and step back a couple times because I didn't know if they were flailing their own guns around.
Not cool at all.

Great meeting you man!

Sennasixty8 09-26-2012 12:26 PM

One of the ladies was not as it seemed, LOL.

Were there all the time, ESP ladies night. Pisses me off that they let the CHP take over on the same nights indoors

CasperSYTFU 09-26-2012 12:37 PM

Yea that guy was really strange.
Got very talkative with my girlfriend talking about "bigger guns than that .22"
Sigh. I hate it when people assume that what you have out is all you have, and that it matters in any way.

CasperSYTFU 10-08-2012 9:56 AM

Taking Hunters Ed next month and will be giving the MP5 some field time to earn its keep
(and my dinner :D)

Triad 10-14-2012 10:32 AM

Casper you have made me really want one of these. How is that sightmark stuff holding up

gil671 10-16-2012 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by Triad (Post 9514198)
Casper you have made me really want one of these. How is that sightmark stuff holding up

I'm saving up for one right now :). I've been wanting one for awhile now.

RobGR 10-16-2012 9:43 PM

Looks like a great plinker. How much do they run?

I have a 15/22 and love shooting it, pumping ammo through it is great when you aren't feeling the kick in your wallet.

CasperSYTFU 10-17-2012 9:07 AM


Originally Posted by Triad (Post 9514198)
Casper you have made me really want one of these. How is that sightmark stuff holding up

They're great. Holds zero well.
The magnifier puts a slight blur on the red dot however.
I guess Big 5 had these for a little over $550, but I vultured the Classifieds section for this used one.

I honestly love this plinker to death.
Can't wait to go do some hunting with it in winter.

RobGR 10-18-2012 9:06 PM

Huh, Big 5 has them.... hmmmmm Will have to look out for a coupon that includes firearms then. I would never waste money on a 9mm semi auto MP5, especially Cali neutered, so this is the next best thing for sure.

CasperSYTFU 10-19-2012 7:38 AM

I just got my ammo and firearm coupon from big 5, so they're starting to go out.

Sennasixty8 10-19-2012 2:38 PM

Going to Appleseed at Chabot tomorrow?

CasperSYTFU 10-28-2012 1:41 PM

I didn't even see your post about that until now!
I'd love to try out an Appleseed event.

Brought my dad out for our last range day together since they're headed back east this week.

Had a great day and continued to shoot 1/2" groupings at 20 yards unmagnified.
Cannot recommend the HK MP5 enough.

Also met a great guy shooting next to us that let my father and I shoot his Glock match pistol.
What a beautiful shot!

Time to clean the toys.

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