Re: New reloader
a good rule of thumb: anytime you change a component start back at minimum and work back up.
My late mentor used magnum primers in everything he reloaded, since he reloaded nearly everything ever made, it made more sense to keep 4 kinds of primers instead of 8. I know that it says nothing in any loading manual about such practices, but let me assure you this guy had 50 years or more experience. And in 50+ years at the loading bench and behind the rifle, he never had a failure to fire, squib, or inaccurate round. And i would say 99% of his reloads performed best at less than maximum loads, with a great number of those working best near starting, even with the magnum primer.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!