variants or less commonly central-fire
of a cartridge : fired by the striking of a hammer or firing pin upon a cap or primer at the center of the base
distinguished from rimfire
: designed for or adapted to the use of center-fire cartridges
a center-fire rifle

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“Center-fire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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