Federal 22 LR Spitfire Ammunition
22 Long Rifle
50 rounds per box
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Product DescriptionDesigned exclusively for Gander Mountain customers, this 31-grain, copper-plated, hollow-point bullet leaves the barrel at 1500 fps. This blazing fast load is perfect for all types of small game. 50 ROUNDS PER BOX. Shipped ground only.
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What is the difference between rimfire and centerfire cartridges? I have a 22 revolver and sometimes the shell does not fire. Should I be using exclusively centerfire?
Does it say specifically on the box?
GaryG>Asked on 3/16/2009 by garyg from statesville nc
A:The difference between rimfire and centerfire is this: Rimfire ammunition contains priming material in the rim of the case. The case is not reloadable. The gun's firing pin strikes the case on the rim when you shoot it. The most popular current rimfire cartridges are all the .22 short, long, and long-rifle; .22 magnum; the .17 magnum and .17HM2. Centerfire cartridges are generally larger cartridges where the cases may be reloaded multiple times. The primer in these cartridges is a separate component inserted into the center of the base of the cartridge case. Guns which shoot centerfire cartridges have a firing pin which strikes the primer at the center. Boxed ammunition is usually marked either rimfire or centerfire but you may need to look closely. In any case, the caliber itself will dictate whether it is rimfire or centerfire. With the exception of some unique guns which can accommodate multiple different calibers, guns will either be rimfire or centerfire only, not both.Answered on 4/8/2009 by kal from Gloucester, VA
A:No, no centerfire cartraiges, RIMFIRE ONLYAnswered on 10/8/2009 by Lump from Harrisburg, Pa.
A:A .22 cal is only rimfire, centerfire is everything else in both pistol and rifle calibers.Answered on 11/27/2009 by ColWW from Macedonia, OH
A:Hey Gary, Rimfire is when the firing pin strikes the bottom of the bullet, it makes contact on the rim of the bullet, hence the word rimfire. Centerfire, well if you look at a 9, 40, 45, you will notice that there's a primer, which is center of the bottom bullet the firing pin has to hit to ignite the gunpowder, hence centerfire. Rimfire is usually made for 22's. If they every made a 22 centerfire bullet, well lets just say the primer would be bigger than the bottom of the casing.Answered on 2/8/2010 by sleepsnoors from So-Cal
A:Rimfire rounds are generally a LOWER caliber such as the .22 and .17. The primer for the powder covers the base of the brass. Center fire has the primer in the center of the shell and is a little more potent due to the greater powder loads for higher caliber rounds, 308, 30-06, 30-30, 7mm etc. If your shells don't fire it could be "cheaper" ammo you are using or the even the gun itself. Some guns have a stronger spring leaving a deeper penetration mark from the firing pin.
I have had the same experience. Be patient, you'll pick up more experience as you go along.Answered on 4/22/2010 by Dutchman from Toms River, NJ
A:Gary, Rimfire cartridges have the firing primer in the RIM of the shell. Centerfire cartridges have a primer in the center of the shell. Your pistol will NOT shoot centerfire cartridges. The problem could be two fold in your gun. The ammo might have too hard a primer. Changing ammo might solve that or the hammer spring on the revolver might be too weak. I would try a different brand of ammo first. If that does not solve the problem, take it to a COMPETENT gunsmith to have it checked out. Hope this answers your questoin.Answered on 11/27/2009 by Randy W. from Beverly Hills, Florida 34465
A:Suggestion, but firing pin may be mucked up and not hitting the cartridge as it should each time. If you can't get to the firing pin, probably time for a gunsmith. Won't be much to fix. If an older gun, the pin might be worn but I doubt it.Answered on 11/27/2009 by Jimmymacelk from denver
A:simply put firing pin strikes the rim of a rimfire cartridge as.22, centerfire strikes center primer, .444,.243 etc.Answered on 2/11/2010 by Jungle from Holland NY
A:Gary - all .22 caliber is rimfire ammo. Each gun is particular to what ammo it likes or doesnt like. Try a few different brands - both copper jacketed hollow point (JHP) or grain lead round nose (GLRN) - both standard and hign velocity. The best ammo at this time is CCI Stinger - hard to get - but Federal "Spitfire" and Aguilla makes equal quality and are nice choices, also, of 22 rounds. Also, check to make sure you are getting a hard enough firing pin hit on the rim base where the ignition charge is located on "rimfire" ammo. If you are unfamiliar bring gun and spent round to a firearms store and ask to have your gun "worked" to make a better hit on the rim.Answered on 3/31/2010 by JJ from Weeki Wacchee, FL