Originally Posted by longrange.270
Do you think I should knock the grains down a little?? So the only thing that is going to happen is that its just going to be a little hotter then normal??
There's nothing wrong with a compressed load if it's a proper load...the reloading manual should note that's a compressed load, however. Usually, not always, compressed loads are in the upper ranges of a cartridge's operating pressures and one should not start out
a new load in those upper ranges. Reloading is one activity where precision is not only necessary but mandatory.
The reason for this care is simply that no two rifles are the same...slight differences in the chambers, throats, barrels will affect all the characteristics of your finished round, thus the most important principal in reloading remains...always start a new load 10% low and work up.
If you are uncertain as to the potential effect of any handload you have manufactured, dump it and start over. Remember that you are pouring high explosives into a little brass cylinder and setting it off mere inches from your face!!! BJ