Rimfire Primed Ammo
Rimfire-Primed Ammo is the most commonly shot ammunition in the United States. Inexpensive to manufacture and cheap to shoot Rimfire ammunition is perfect for high volume training, plinking and hunting small game. The most popular caliber of ammunition in the world is .22 Long Rifle.
Rimfire-Primed Ammo is most commonly seen in .22 ammunition. The .22 caliber of bullets is not the only show in town though. The 17 HMR and .17 HM2 are growing in popularity due to the flat trajectory (increased accuracy) and the frangible nature of the bullets used. The .17 HMR is designed off the .22 WMR (or 22 Mag) casing but necked down to .17.
How does Rimfire-Primed Ammo work? The rim of the casing works much like a percussion cap used in black powder guns. The firing pin will strike the rim which ignites the priming agent, igniting the gunpowder and firing the gun. The casing on Rimfire-Primed ammunition is not reloadable but the costs of the rounds are so cheap that it wouldn’t be worth the time to reload.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day at the range but don’t want to break the bank then Rimfire-Primed Ammo is the way to go. Many modern firearms even have conversion kits that allow you to shoot the much cheaper .22 Long Rifle ammunition out of your centerfire handgun or rifle.