I was always under the impression that reloads were always faster...crazy fast even
Good lord no. One of the main benefits of reloading is that you get to tailor your loads to your equipment and preferences. I load my 9mm ammo, for example, to 1050fps (125gr), my .45s to 775fps (200gr), my wife's .38s (148gr) to 700ish, etc., etc.
Often, VERY often, the most accurate load is far from the fastest load.