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Why dont they make side-fed rimfire rifles?

Hey guys, got a quick question, why is it that no one makes a side fed lever action rimfire rifle? All lever action rimfire rifles are tube-fed and side ejection. Why is that, something to do with the bullet size or what?

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Why dont they make side-fed rimfire rifles?

It might have to do with the rim-fire cartridge's rim being the primer and pushing it through an side feed opening and against the one in front of it. Just a thought??? Think Besides that I have no idea. Oops!

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Why dont they make side-fed rimfire rifles?

I assume its because folks would find it annoying to load 15+ rounds individually rather than just dropping them in the tube.

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