Thanks for the thoughts, as you've made some good points. It's not that the velocity range this gun averages won't yield excellent results with the 240 XTP's...for a self defense load against BG's they're right where I want them to be.
This whole velocity pushing the envelope thing is just a pet project for the fun of it. The faster burning powders yield the best results so far, but are topping out around 1150 fps. The slower burning powders like 296, AA #9, H110, with heavy bullets and heavy crimps beat on guns. However, my experimenting with #9 was that velocity was only average with a much greater "bang". I won't destroy my gun in the name of "fun"....I just want to find that "magic load" (My buddies are all satified with the Blue Dot...this one's for me!) Best regards,