Relating to or denoting guns whose cartridges have the primer around the edge of the base.
- These early Ballards were all chambered for rimfire cartridges, and featured an external, manually operated extractor.
- Increases occurred in shotshell and centerfire rifle cartridge sales, while rimfire ammunition sales sagged.
- It is the longest straight-walled rimfire cartridge in production, and getting an even wall thickness is difficult and critical.
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