Dang! don't believe I said a thing about 10 gage 3 1/2 inchers. Read my post seven times. Ned SNed S said:You can't get rid of the hole in straight walled Winchesters. Just put a dab of hot glue in the hole. That's what I do with 12 gage 3" and 3 1/2" loads. Don't use candle wax. Ned S
That's only true if all other things are equal. Which with those hulls, they're not. I don't like the 12 gauge winnies either, but they're better than the 10s. They really are terrible.Ned S said:The greater the Length/Radius ratio the greater the chance to buckle. The 12 gage 3 1/2 ratio is much greater than the 10 gage. Basic "Strength of Materials" data.