I load using the "ladder" method, once I found/tried this method it's all I've used...this allows me several options and benefits.
I don't need to load as many rounds.
I can find a good load in one trip to the range.
I don't need to worry about high pressures ending my testing.
I find a load without worrying/considering the velocity.
I can load to the middle of a "good" area and still have an accurate load with some variation in power charge and/or ambient temperature.
I don't generally load to the max velocity anymore...it's easier on me and the rifle to load a little below max, at an accurate load, and adjust to scope an extra "click" or two.