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rimfire

[rim-fahyuh r] /ˈrɪmˌfaɪər/
adjective
1.
(of a cartridge) having the primer in a rim encircling the base.
Compare center-fire (def 1).
2.
(of a firearm) designed for the use of such cartridges.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; rim + fire
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  • It is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition.
  • rimfire ammunition cannot be used for deer or bear hunting.
  • Residual stress from the forming operations can affect both rimfire and centerfire cartridge cases.
  • rimfire ammunition is limited to low-pressure loads.

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