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Old 08-25-2013, 12:22 PM
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definition of straight walled cartridge

So if you were to take a belted mag and cut it off at the shoulder would this then be considered a straight walled cartridge in your opinion
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: definition of straight walled cartridge

Same as the .500 WE case? It has the belt to head space on. As far as the internet shows, it is considered a straight walled case. Some .50 subs use a belted case, but maybe only for the needed body diameter. Head space made possible with the belt, having no shoulder.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: definition of straight walled cartridge

Any cartridge that doesn't have a shoulder is considered a "straight-wall" cartridge, in my opinion. Especially rimmed straight-wall cases like the .45-70, .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .444 Marlin, etc...
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:25 PM
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Re: definition of straight walled cartridge

Interesting question, never thought about it. Straight wall case has meant a rimmed cartridge to me. The .458x2, .458 Winchester, and .458 Lott, are pretty much what you're talking about, and are commonly referred to as "belted magnums". However, cartridge nomenclature doesn't have a lot of hard fast rules. If you want the belt to be just a different rim style it works. If you come up with something new call it what you want.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: definition of straight walled cartridge

Maybe a straight walled "MAGNUM"...emphasis on the word magnum.
We all know that the words magnum and extreme make everything better.
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