I’ve always wanted to know the history behind rimfire ammunition, I just never could get around to researching it.
Since 17HMR rifles are in fashion and battling with another bout of procrastination, I decided to look into it and do a little research, as to why rimfire ammunition exists. I know that rimfire ammunition predates almost everything else, so that made me ask another question, about obsolescence – is there a place for them now? Why do they continue to exist, rather than becoming outdated and insignificant? And why are there multiple types of cases/primers, at least in this context? Definitely an interesting topic.
While looking into it, I’ve found a couple of videos that I thought are very interesting and educational about ‘centerfire vs rimfire’; and general all rounder about history of ammunition. I really enjoyed watching them. so, I thought I’d share them here for gun nerds and history buffs alike.
- Gunning for Dummies (this video is part of a much bigger series. These are very fun two minute videos on all sorts of topics. this one is about rimfire vs centerfire)
- Things you didn’t know about ammo (R. Lee Ermey taking the audience through the entire history of ammo. This is an excellent full length documentary. Grab a coffee and educate) (Update: seems like the video is taken offline, perhaps Google…)
- Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The 22lr