Originally Posted by Gunpoor
Because the folks (back in the day) at Holland and Holland Company of London, England decided that since they were designing a "magnum" cartridge (375 H&H magnum) that it should look different than a standard velocity round and we have been saddled with the belt on a lot of different cases ever since. It serves no purpose and often causes head space issues in chambers because the belt is used as the reference point of the case for head space measurement instead of the datem line.
Actually, the belt is used to headspace the cartridge, instead of headspacing on the shoulder, like a non-belted does.
Also, it won't cause ANY issues if the barrel was properly headspaced with an in-spec reamer by a competent gunsmith.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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