I'm an avid reloader. I haven't shot a factory bullet other than 22RF or 17HMR in years. Reloading is fun for me but you need an anal/OCD streak in you to be good at it. Close isn't good enough, you need to have good reloading data and follow it. When working up loads for personal use I will push the envelope to see what is max and where the accuracy node is but I've had close to 20 yrs of experience looking for pressure signs and knowing when enough is enough. I'm not a loony though, I don't have more than 30lb of powder. I got a buddy in KS than has his house on file with the fire department - he has (I'm guessing) over a 100lb of powder spread out in several different flavors.
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