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Relating to or denoting guns whose cartridges have the primer around the edge of the base:‘a modern .22 rimfire rifle’‘small copper-coloured rimfire cartridges’
- ‘Increases occurred in shotshell and centerfire rifle cartridge sales, while rimfire ammunition sales sagged.’
- ‘These early Ballards were all chambered for rimfire cartridges, and featured an external, manually operated extractor.’
- ‘It is the longest straight-walled rimfire cartridge in production, and getting an even wall thickness is difficult and critical.’
- ‘The hammer is equipped with a manual firing pin selector, which allows the shooter to use rimfire and centerfire barrels on the same frame.’
- ‘At this time I had the chance to test fire a variety of their rimfire loads.’
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