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Rimfire Ammo / Rimfire Cartridges

About Rimfire Ammo

Invented in 1845, by Louis-Nicolas Flobert, the first rimfire metallic cartridge was the .22 BB Cap (a.k.a. 6mm Flobert) cartridge, which consisted of a percussion cap with a bullet attached to the top.

While many other different cartridge priming methods have been tried since the 19th century, only rimfire and the later centerfire cartridges survive to the present day with regular usages.

The 22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge, introduced in 1887, is by far the most common ammunition in the world today in terms of units sold.

Common Name / Types of Rimfire

Since its initial release over 170 years ago, Rimfire Cartridges have come a long way and have had many different variations. Some of the most common include:

• 22LR Ammo• 22MAG Ammo• 22 Magnum Ammo
• 22 Long Ammo• 22 Short Ammo• 17HMR Ammo

Regardless of your preferred terminology, Rimfire Cartridges have come a long way, gaining massive popularity over the years.

Rimfire is utilized by new and experienced firearm owners. It is available in the lineup of every significant American ammo manufacturer.

What Guns Shoot Rimfire Ammo?

GlockSmith & WessonRugerBrowning
• Glock 44

• M&P 15-22 Sport Rimfire 

• Ruger 10/22 Carbine• Browning BL-22 FLD Grade I
• M&P 22 Compact

• Ruger 10/22 Sporter

• Browning 1911-22
• S&W SW22 Victory• Bolt-Action Rimfire Rifle• Browning Buck Mark Camper
• Ruger Wrangler
• Ruger Lite Rack LCP II

Rimfire Ammo Benefits

Due to its high popularity and low manufacturing costs, Rimfire ammo is relatively inexpensive.

It is also available in multiple quantities (including bulk) from all the top-brand manufacturers.

In many ways, gun enthusiasts consider Rimfire rifles and pistols a top choice for new gun owners and youths.

With countless firearm models to choose from and ammunition being easily found and purchased online and throughout most gun shops.

Due to its design, rimfire ammunition can be inherently less reliable than centerfire ammunition. However, when purchasing high-quality ammunition from a reputable manufacturer, owners are less likely to experience issues. 

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