Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the primer or fulminate in the center of the base: opposed to rim-fire: used of cartridges. Also central-fire.
“All my center-fire rifles have hinged floorplates, and while I have heard stories about them giving way and dropping one's cartridges into the dirt or snow, it mercifully has never happened to me.”
“Granting that one places his shot accurately, almost any center-fire rifle will kill a whitetail deer.”
“I'd have to drive about 40 miles and pay about $500 for a club membership just to have a place to shoot a center-fire.”
“My Dad has several center-fire varmit rifles that I shot before leaving home for college.”
“I have been shooting shotguns for over 50 years, and I have never owned a center-fire rifle either.”
“In Pennsylvania, we are allowed to use any center-fire caliber to hunt our big game (white-tail deer and black bear).”
“These, typically, are a few center-fire handguns ... 22s are always accurate enough for most shooting and virtually any .22 lomg-rifle ammo is plenty accurate for decent shooting results.”
“When I was about to buy my first deer rifle in 1998, (not having fired a center-fire rifle since basic training in 1972,) I was originally intent upon getting the biggest cannon, with the flattest trajectory I could find.”
“John Bickar missed a medal by one point, finishing in a three-way tie for fourth in the men's center-fire pistol.”
“SAGE: This would probably be the largest possible center-fire rifle that would be use.”
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