Re: Do belts affect accuracy?
A round that doesn't have a belt headspaces off the shoulder. That means that it slides into the chamber until the shoulder makes contact in the barrel. A belted round is designed to headspace off the belt. That is, it slides in until the belt makes contact. After the first shot, though, the shoulder is blown forward to match the chamber. Unless you resize it too much, the next time you chamber it, the shoulder will contact just like a beltless cartridge.
Edited 'cause my typer is faster than my speller.
[ 03-22-2004: Message edited by: Red_SC ]
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