I have cases of military surplus ammo.
At first I shot it.
Then I just used it for getting on the paper.
Then I just used the bullets for getting on the paper.
Then I stopped using it.
At first I bought 8 pound jugs of pull down bulk powder.
Then I learned how to compensate for batch in Quickload and predict the pressure and velocity.
Then I wanted temperature stable powder for long range hunting at different temperatures.
So I stopped hunting with surplus powder.
At first I bought cheap scopes......
My advice to me in a time machine would be to cut to the chase and buy Hodgdon extreme powders.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?