Here's another of those high-powder-charge loads from the apparently-old Hornady data published in One Book / One Caliber--11.4g. for 1400FPS from a 5" barrel. Just to reinforce my opinion that there's no such thing as one maximum load for one particular combination, Hodgdon lists only 8.5g. maximum for 1310FPS, and Sierra lists 9.9g. for only 1250FPS with their 150g. JHP bullet. Have crept up to 10.7g. for mid-1300s velocity*, still with rounded primers and tight pockets; will shoot more today. A lighter load displayed very low muzzleflash, and 10-odd grains is lightly compressed for stable position in the case, so this one's encouraging. * sample was small and not statistically reliable Wanna kill these ads? We can help!