Thats funny you said that Ben Shepherd
. I had a old savage mod 24 VA with 222 on top 20ga on the bottom. The old remington green and yellow box ammo would out shoot anything I could reload. I even tried the remington bullet in the once fired brass with no good luck. To this day it's still a mystery? now my 222 700. That was a different story. No factory load could touch my hand loads.
There is always something to learn in reloading I guess thats why I have been at it for 20 plus years.