Gentlemen, particularly, those who handload, handguns, to the MAX:
If one can assume when loading for a small capacity cartridge case, a variance of .1 grain, or .2 grain would be much more critical, safety wise, than when hand loading for a larger capacity round.
That being the case, and Iím assuming it IS, Do you measure, or weigh the charges? And, how close do you have to be with the powder charge?
Normally, I donít hafta worry about this stuff, and load my 357, or 44 Mag with a charge that is clearly LESS than MAX, BUT now Iím loading for a 357 RIFLE, and I would like a Max, but safe load.
To put it another way, say Iím using a charge of 15 grains, and itís a reely max, but considered a SAFE load for a Rifle, what happens when I have 15.2 grains or 15.5, or 15.9 grains? At what point, can I ďMAYBEĒ expect over pressure.
How do I load what is considered MAX safely?
Thanks, if you can help.
Smitty of the North