I have been using 49 grs. of H4831sc pushing a 129gr. SST out of my 24" barrel. I have been getting 2850 fps with that load. Max load is 49.9 of H4831sc at 2900 fps. in the Hornady book. I just bought some 130gr. VLD hunting bullets. Berger sent me load data and it shows a max load using 45.2 gr. of H4831sc at 2740 fps. I'm not sure what to do. Was hoping for at least 2850 shooting these little missiles. Does the length of the VLD create more pressure not allowing it to be loaded hotter? or these just conservative load data?