I get a little confused when I see folks try and overwork their guns with reloads. There have been a few posts here lately that have me wondering. Folks chasing a factory number from God knows what test barrel length or some other ballistics number from a book. Instead of trying to overwork the snot out of a .357 mag, why not just get a .44 mag and use a mid-range load? Instead of maxing out a .30-06, why not just get a .300 mag from the start and load it down? There's always something bigger that can do the same at lower pressures or do more at the same pressures, however you want to look at it. Often, you can find really accurate loads on the lower end of rifle data... why burn out your throat and use up more powder for 100 fps? To see how far a .30 caliber bullet will stick into the mud after passing completely through a deer? Is an extra 2 inches of drop at 400 yards an insurmountable calculation? I'm stating and asking at the same time. What's the advantage of pushing the envelope in reloading? If you were pulling a horse trailer on a daily basis, I don't think you'd get a 4 or 6 cylinder pickup even though you can make it work.