You're asking advice here, when what you're reading on BENOS is frightening to you? Boyo are you ever in the wrong place! WTF are you worried about if "that is even legal?" Legal where? USPSA or 'Murica? Put your big boy pants on and load that thing up like a real man.....way past the "CYA" reloading manual maximums. Then when your polymelter wondergun goes KA-BLAMMO!!!! you can move up to a real gun like an STI or SVI, made out of steel, OK, OK and a little bit of plastic. Then you can load long and use E3 Diamond Fire sparkplugs, oops wrong E3 or go real old skool and load 4.8grs of Clays with a jacketed 180 gr JHP. If you want to get a bunch of old biddies in a tizzy, go back to the tea circle at VAGENOS and watch the fainting and swooning.
Thanks for the info and as you've pointed out, Vagenos is worthless these days.
I took a break last year and am going to make a come back. I used to train a lot, Dry Fire, live fire, etc. I used to shoot minor because I knew how to aim fast and hit fast like my mentor (RIP TLG). But I'm getting older and would rather get that sweet 4 points for C zone hits and drop poppers with edge hits. Plus I've been doing some USPSA math and if I had been shooting major all this time I would have easily made Grand Bragger.
Yeah, loading past book max is not my thing. I don't jump out of airplanes or actually play with fire either.
I know how to do reloading math and believe that one powder load data will work for another because they are close on the load chart. I guess I should just substitute this for that and go for it...