I can dig what you're saying, but isn't case head thrust dependant on pressure? The more pressure you have, the higher the case head thrust is on the bolt face/standing breech. I understand also that the shape of hte case will have a direct bearing on how much case thrust a particular cartridge will exibit, but pressure still has to have something relationship with it.quickdtoo said:It actually isn't just a matter of pressure as some common standard calibers excede the pressures of the short mags as can be seen in the SAAMI chart...case head thrust being the predominate issue.
From everything I've read on the developement of the short mags, the reason they exist is so they can be chambered in short actions which are stiffer and more accurate than long actions, an issue that is a moot point in a Handi.
they are abusive because they are lighter. lighter makes them easier to carry. the abuse you may take from the lighter gun in one shot is probably gonna make up for the abuse of carrying a heavy gunSourdough said:So why habve something so abusive to the shooter?
That right there sums up exactly why we have so many new cartriges. And that's fine. I have a 300WSM in a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight and I love it.TrapperZach said:o well itwould be cool thoe