I checked my powder drops the other night, and found them .4g higher than I thought they were. Moral of the story being... doublecheck your powder drops. After reducing my powder drops .6g, I chrono'd 10rd strings of each. Average velocity was 1fps different! Less powder, less recoil, and within 1fps-I'll take it. Moral of the story is...you may be surprised at the performance of a "lighter" load. The lighter loads did have far higher velocity swings than the heavier ones, so am undecided as to which one I will use. The hotter loads had an es of 17 and an sd of 4, the lighter loads are about 42 and 15. Average stayed the same, accuracy appeared to be similar for the couple of groups that were checked. All was with standard rsa. Bought powder at a place I haven't tried before, and saved $5/lb-almost 20%. Might be worth looking around if there is a new store in town. You could probably see similar savings by switching to a faster powder,i.e. quit using #9... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!