The 295 is kinda tall so 315 may work better for you.
Did you mean the 315 is taller?
That was one of the reasons I went with the 295 vs the 315 and I didn't want to go larger than a 10" rim. While it's not alot, 25.3 vs 25.6, I wanted the shorter tire to help lower the gear ratio, as I am limited to 3.55's per class rules.
-lighter by 3 lbs each (not alot, but my goal is 3200)
-less cost (again, not much, $15 per)
-fitment concerns with the 315's on 11's (10's fit fine w/o spacers)
-cost of a light
17x11 (the 295's on 10's were bad enough)
As you can see I went with the "light is right" vs the "larger sneaker" approach. Both subjects have been discussed here before, with most in favor of a greater footprint than less weight. (How's that beer commercial go? Tastes great, less filling?)
dp-Sorry for the no response to your PM. Been putting in a lot of hours at work and I've been a lazy a## when I get home.
And yes, 295's on 10's are a much better fit.