How many times can brass be reloaded.

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    how do beltd magnums deal with this.. seems like thay would be by definition, rimless, and thus may have web and or stretch problems past the belting?
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    Hey, nice to see you posting. How's it going?
  3. JLA

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    The belt area IS the web. Belted magnums are beefed up in this area to handle the extreme pressures generated by thier loadings. Its supposed to prevent casehead separations.

    Belted Magnums headspace on the forward edge of the belt leaving the rest of the case to lay where it lays. The one bonus to a belted cartridge is the same as with rimmed cartridges. you can necksize them and achieve 2 points of headspace.. the belt and the shoulder. which add to the inherent accuracy.

    But all belted and rimmed cartridges are still plagued by that 1st flaw. sloppy chamber fit with new unfired brass which causes alot of extra stretching on the first firing. Stretching you generally dont see with a non belted rimless rifle cartridge.
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    cant complain. Hows the healing process? Still sore??
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