My first batch I made I used 3.4 grains of powder and went by accurates websites stated oal of 1.070. The rounds barely cycled my pistol and the shot brass literally fell at my feet versus it's typical 10-15'. The max load according to accurate is 4.4gr. After I get my new primer indexer from dillon in I'm thinking about trying another batch at 4.0 gr.
If the load actually did cycle 100% and the bullet reached the target and the brass fell close by where you had no trouble fetching it, that sounds like the perfect load for that gun to me.
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