Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jimmy Jockstrap, Jun 29, 2007.
whats the difference?
is 22 like rimfire
and 38,357,9mm,etc. like centrefire?
.22 is rimfire
38, 357, 9mm, ect are centerfire.
rimfire pros - CHEAP!, almost no recoil, little noise
rimfire cons - low power, not reloadable, not a defensive round
centerfire pros - POWER!, noise, reloadable
centerfire cons - price
Centerfire cartridges are generally safer than rimfire since a sharp impact on a rimfire cartridge base from almost any angle can detonate the primer, while accidental detonation of a centerfire primer is unlikely since it's generally slightly recessed in the center of a flat surface.
this made my morning bearable...