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Posted: 10/27/2004 10:45:54 PM EST
What is the "R" for or represent? I always wondered that. Thank you!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 10:46:34 PM EST
I beliver thats becuase it is a rimmed cartridge.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 10:48:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I beliver thats becuase it is a rimmed cartridge.



+1
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 11:27:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:37:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:20:52 AM EST
Rimmed? Wouldn't that mean rim fire like a .22?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:49:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Rimmed? Wouldn't that mean rim fire like a .22?



No, think a rimmed case like a .38 special/.357 magnum, still centerfire.


Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:52:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Rimmed? Wouldn't that mean rim fire like a .22?



No, think a rimmed case like a .38 special/.357 magnum, still centerfire.





Exactly.

The .30-30 and .303 British are two more rimmed rifle rounds.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:40:08 AM EST
Hey!

The cartridge headspaces on the rim...In most (surplus military) bolt action rifles chambered for this cartridge you hear about issues with closing and opening the bolt. A few of the common problems can be caused by a dirty/corroded chamber or a bolt head that is too long or too short. A bolt head that is too long will prevent the bolt from closing. One that is too short can allow the case to back out of the chamber during firing and bulge and or rupture the case in the web area.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:28:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Rimmed? Wouldn't that mean rim fire like a .22?



no, it is centerfire (berdan) but it has a rim similar to a hornet or 30-30. the rim is wider than the base of the cartridge.

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:48:17 PM EST
I think I got it now! Thank you all!
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