I surmise from what I read, and hear, in the gun articles, and even what is posted here on this forum, that there is a common belief, among us, that cartridges with belted cases are somehow inferior to (rimless cases) those without the belt.
The reasons given, are shorter brass life due to incipient case separation, dangerous condition due to a sometimes great difference in the shoulder length of Factory Loads, or New Brass, and that of rifle chambers. Some people say that belted cases expand inside the chamber in a different way than rimless ones. It is also said that the belt on the case serves no useful purpose. And, maybe some other things that I, either donít remember, or didnít know about in the first place.
My purpose is not to try and refute, these theories or possibilities, although that would be allowed, but to find out how many people have actually had issues with belted cases, that they can attribute to the belt on a belted cartridge case.
So, thatís my question. Have you personally, or do you personally know of someone, who has had difficulties because their cartridge had a belt on the case, either in firing, or handloading, whatever.
If you stop and think about it, you might conclude that there are many common beliefs, things that are written, or said, and then repeated until it MUST BE FACT, yet itís NEVER happened to YOU, and it could be of a dubious nature. Whatís true about belted cases in YOUR experience?
Smitty of the North