Thanks for the replies,
I shot mostly .45's today, but to end the day just before dark, I touched off a few dozen 14.0 gr. of Blue Dot 240 XTP loads just for the fireball. My shooting buddies call it "Praying to the God of the giant blue flame!" It's really spectacular. Anyway, it isn't the fastest 240 load by any means, but boy is it exhilerating! They Chrony at around 1050 or so ave vel.
I'll look into the Redding profile crimp die as well. I don't have any 296 on hand, but I think I can borrow a cup from one of the neighbors. Maybe I'll get a chance to wind some new recipies downrange next weekend. I'll keep ya'll posted on my findings.