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I was thumbing threw my new Hornady Reloading manual and came to the 224 Weatherby mag and started wondering about something.

When everyone was using a stright shoulder design why did Mr. Weatherby go with the double radius neck? This had to cost more to chamber for because grinding the chamber cutters and reamers had to take some time and care. Is it stronger or what?

My grandfather was invited to the Weatherby factory in CA by Mr. Weatherby many moons ago I want to say in the 40's or 50's. He sat and talked to Roy Weatherby about accuracy and why my grandfather didn't think weatherby cartridges were as accurate as convenitional designs. Anyways I was just wondering if anyone knows why Mr. Weatherby settled on the double radius and not a stright neck (Normal for all other cartridges).
 
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