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rimfire

[′rim‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Of a cartridge, having the primer mixture in the rim of the cartridge case base.
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Caption: With different bullet profiles and different lengths, rimfire ammunition is a challenge for semi-auto designers.
“With the rise in ammo costs, we've been getting a lot of requests from customers for a greater variety of targets specifically designed for rimfire ammunition, so we decided to add an entire product line to meet the demand,” Chad Burdette, Action Target's portable target product manager, said.
So it fit the mechanisms of ordinary .22s, functioned in self-loaders and shot flatter than any .22 rimfire ammunition, even the hyper-velocity rounds.
A firearm designed to fire rimfire ammunition. Not reloadable.
My area of the store was the gun rack and a wall of wooden pull-out drawers where the .22 rimfire ammunition was stored.
Over the past year, Browning Ammunition has brought to market shotshells, rimfire ammunition, centerfire pistol ammunition, and centerfire rifle ammunition in just about every category.
Then there's CCI, which is probably the most popular rimfire ammunition in the United States.
Based on its performance, Aguila is turning out high-quality rimfire ammunition.
Rimfire ammunition can be messy as the outside lube and soft lead projectiles common with .22 ammo leaves residue in the chamber.
I think it will be a while before the rimfire ammunition market stabilizes, but I believe I can glimpse smoke on the horizon.
Most .22 rimfire ammunition is naturally dirtier than centerfire ammo, and a lot more rounds typically get sent downrange.
SOME 2.5 BILLION rounds of rimfire ammunition are produced in the United States each year.