wanted to load up a plinking round for one of my revolvers but wasn't able to find any of the powders listed in any reference. i then decided to use some data for an almost identical round (used the same sized bullet in a tad larger case) that used the powder i had on hand. i reduced the powder significantly in hopes of being as safe as possible. fired the first round and saw some dust fly very close to the target so i thought, "hmm, i guess it works." fired second shot, which made a funny sound. it almost sounded like a black powder pistol and there was a puff of something that blew out in front of the cylinder. the funny sound plus not seeing any dust fly got me curious and i noticed the bullet was about 1 inch shy of making down the 5.5 inch barrel. if my attempt at being safe wasn't so dangerous the situation might have been laughable. lesson learned....not gonna ever load anything i don't get from a reputable reloading reference again.