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August 6, 2015
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I always thought that the term "rimfire" was one word.  Is there a reason it is two words in our WACA sub-forum title?

Just curious, thanks.

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August 6, 2015
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Lol, I am not sure that is helpful but thanks anyway 44, or should we call you 4 4? Laugh

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Jeff,

Techincally, it is correctly written as "rim fire", just as a centerfire is correctly written as "center fire".

Bert

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August 6, 2015
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OK, thanks.  I was just curious as common modern usage has it at one word but I prefer to be correct where possible.

Merriam-Webster dictionary has it at one word with the first usage listed in 1866

Oxford dictionary also has it listed as one word, hence my confusion. Confused

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If came to a vote mine would be one word, rimfire

as in internet vice inter net

 

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