Rimfire Ammunition

 

Firearm cartridges can be broken down into two distinct categories – centerfire and rimfire cartridges. In the case of centerfire cartridges, the primer is located in the center of the cartridge base. Firing pins, and in some cases strikers, are designed to strike the center of the cartridge base where the primer is located, igniting the propellant powders and serving as the catalyst for a discharge. In the case of rimfire cartridges, which will represent the focus of today's discussion, firing pins are designed to strike the rim of the cartridge. With rimfire cartridges, the rim essentially serves as a widened and extended percussion cap, which contains a priming compound that, when struck, ignites the propellant powders found within the case and discharges the projectile.

 

The development of the rimfire cartridge dates back to an 1831 patent that outlined a thin cartridge case with an interior coating consisting of a priming compound. It was from this patent that the design for the rimfire cartridge evolved, beginning with the Flobert .22 BB Cap and moving to the introduction of the .22 Short cartridge in 1857 before the eventual culmination of a wide range of modern rimfire cartridges.

 

Today, rimfire ammunition is extremely popular with target shooters, competitive shooters, small game hunters and those looking for an entry point into the world of firearms. The low-pressure calibers that populate rimfire cartridges are marked for their incredible accuracy and low recoil, which is very forgiving for new shooters. It is also worth noting that most rimfire ammunition is remarkably affordable, due in part to its cost-efficiency when producing large lots.

 

As always, we here at Keepshooting.com do our best to meet the needs of our customers. When you demand a greater selection of rimfire ammunition, we deliver. In recent months, we have gone to great lengths to expand our offering of rimfire ammunition, which now includes both .22 LR ammunition and .22 WMR ammunition. So whether you are plinking in the backyard or competing at the firing line, rest assured we have a solution for you. High-volume shooters are sure to enjoy our Remington Golden Bullet .22 LR ammunition, which contains 525 rounds, while small game hunters will want to pick up a box or two of our Federal Premium Vital-Shok .22 WMR. Of course, this is just a small sampling of what we have to offer. Check out our new rimfire section today!

 
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