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Rimfire ammunition

Index Rimfire ammunition

Rimfire is a method of ignition for metallic firearm cartridges as well as the cartridges themselves. [1]

48 relations: Air gun, American Civil War, Batch production, Blank (cartridge), Bullet, Cartridge (firearms), Centerfire ammunition, Europe, External ballistics, Firearm, Firing pin, Gallery gun, Gunpowder, Henry rifle, International Shooting Sport Federation, ISSF 25 meter rapid fire pistol, List of rimfire cartridges, Marlin Firearms, Marlin Model 25MG, Olympic Games, Percussion cap, Plinking, Powder-actuated tool, Primer (firearms), Propellant, Rat-shot, Rifle, Rifling, Rim (firearms), Smith & Wesson, Smith & Wesson Model 1, Smokeless powder, Smoothbore, Spencer repeating rifle, Winchester rifle, .17 HM2, .17 HMR, .17 Winchester Super Magnum, .22 BB, .22 CB, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Short, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, .22 Winchester Rimfire, .41 Short, .44 Henry, 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum.

Air gun

An air gun (or airgun) is any kind of gun that launches projectiles pneumatically with compressed air or other gases that are pressurized mechanically without involving any chemical reactions, in contrast to a firearm, which relies on an exothermic chemical oxidation (deflagration) of combustible propellants to generate propulsive energy.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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Batch production

Batch production is a technique used in manufacturing, in which the object in question is created stage by stage over a series of workstations, and different batches of products are made.

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Blank (cartridge)

A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot.

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A bullet is a kinetic projectile and the component of firearm ammunition that is expelled from the gun barrel during shooting.

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Cartridge (firearms)

A cartridge is a type of firearm ammunition packaging a projectile (bullet, shots or slug), a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and an ignition device (primer) within a metallic, paper or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the barrel chamber of a breechloading gun, for the practical purpose of convenient transportation and handling during shooting.

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Centerfire ammunition

A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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External ballistics

External ballistics or exterior ballistics is the part of ballistics that deals with the behavior of a projectile in flight.

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A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.

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Firing pin

A firing pin or striker is part of the firing mechanism used in a firearm or explosive device e.g. an M14 landmine or bomb fuze.

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Gallery gun

A gallery gun, Flobert gun, saloon gun, or parlor gun is a type of firearm designed for indoor shooting.

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Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.

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Henry rifle

The Henry repeating rifle is a lever-action, breech-loading, tubular magazine rifle famed both for its use at the Battle of the Little Bighorn and being the basis for the iconic Winchester rifle of the American Wild West.

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International Shooting Sport Federation

The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events.

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ISSF 25 meter rapid fire pistol

25 metre rapid fire pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events and is shot with.22 LR pistols.

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List of rimfire cartridges

List of rimfire cartridges by calibre.

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Marlin Firearms

Marlin Firearms Co., formerly of North Haven, Connecticut, is a manufacturer of semi-automatic, lever-action, and bolt-action rifles.

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Marlin Model 25MG

The Marlin Model 25MG is a smooth bore, bolt-action,.22 WMR shotgun manufactured by Marlin firearms Company.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Percussion cap

The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, is a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloading firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in any weather conditions.

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Plinking refers to informal target shooting done for pleasure typically at non-standard targets such as tin cans, logs, soda bottles, or any other homemade or naturally occurring target.

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Powder-actuated tool

A powder-actuated tool (often generically called a "Hilti gun" or a "Ramset gun" after their manufacturing companies) is a type of nail gun used in construction and manufacturing to join materials to hard substrates such as steel and concrete.

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Primer (firearms)

In firearms, the primer is a component of handgun cartridges, rifle cartridges and shotgun shells, and is responsible for initiating the propellant combustion that will push the projectiles out of the gun barrel.

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A propellant or propellent is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other object.

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Rat-shot (or snake shot) is very small lead shot (typically #12 – 1.3 mm (0.05")) loaded in cartridges for use in rifled firearms as opposed to more traditional smoothbores such as shotguns.

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A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.

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In firearms, rifling is the helical groove pattern that is machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting.

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Rim (firearms)

A rim is an external flange that is machined, cast, molded, stamped or pressed around the bottom of a firearms cartridge.

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Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson (S&W) is an American manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and restraints.

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Smith & Wesson Model 1

The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was the first firearm manufactured by Smith & Wesson, with production spanning the years 1857 through 1882.

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Smokeless powder

Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the black powder they replaced.

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A smoothbore weapon is one that has a barrel without rifling.

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Spencer repeating rifle

The Spencer 1860 was an American lever action rifle.

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Winchester rifle

Winchester rifle is a comprehensive term describing a series of lever-action repeating rifles manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

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.17 HM2

The.17 Hornady Mach 2, or.17 HM2, is a rimfire cartridge introduced in 2004 by the ammunition manufacturer Hornady, following the successful launch in 2002 of the.17 HMR.

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.17 HMR

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire, commonly known as the.17 HMR, is a rimfire rifle cartridge developed by the ammunition company Hornady in 2002.

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.17 Winchester Super Magnum

.17 Winchester Super Magnum, is a rimfire rifle cartridge developed by the ammunition company Winchester in 2012.

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.22 BB

.22 BB Cap (Bulleted Breech Cap) is a variety of.22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

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.22 CB

.22 CB Cap (Conical Ball Cap) is a variety of.22 caliber rimfire ammunition which has a very small propellant charge (usually no gunpowder, just the primer), resulting in a low muzzle velocity of between 350 and 853 ft per second (107 and 260 m/s).

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.22 Long

.22 Long is a variety of.22 caliber (5.6 mm) rimfire ammunition.

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.22 Long Rifle

The.22 Long Rifle (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR) cartridge is a long-established variety of.22 caliber rimfire ammunition, and in terms of units sold is still by far the most common ammunition in the world today.

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.22 Short

.22 Short is a variety of.22 caliber (5.6 mm) rimfire ammunition.

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.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

The.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, also called.22 WMR,.22 Magnum,.22 MRF, or.22 Mag, is a rimfire cartridge.

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.22 Winchester Rimfire

The.22 Winchester Rimfire (commonly called the.22 WRF) is an American rimfire rifle cartridge.

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.41 Short

The.41 Rimfire Cartridge was first introduced by the National Arms Company in 1863 and was also known as the.41 Short and the.41-100.

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.44 Henry

The.44 Henry, also known as the.44 Rimfire, the.44 Long Rimfire, or the 11x23mmR (11x23mm Rimmed) in Europe, is a rimfire rifle and handgun cartridge featuring a -long brass or copper case.

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5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum

The 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum or 5mm RRM"" by Chuck Hawks is a bottlenecked rimfire cartridge introduced by Remington Arms Company in 1969.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rimfire_ammunition

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