Re: What is the most powerful (commercial) .22lr?
Cyclone, great write up. I am a newbie but....
Is the design of the 22LR limited when it comes to making powerful versions due to a single case design?
You have to crush the outside circular rim at any point, which is in itself a weak cartridge design versus center point. Would too much main gunpowder result in an explosion that would explode the rim case, which has been compromised due to the firing action in the first place ?
Any future exotic rimfire cartridge design would no doubt increase the production cost and then defeat the low cost element is my guess.