312Shooter, I agree with your answer, I have been reloading since 1972, I have never loaded anything at max, I get a little rassing about my powder puff loads, i load my 38's so light you can shoot them all day long, even in a Airweight S&M. In my auto's I load them just hot enough that the eject evey time.
I know that the proper thing to do is never do anything that is not in the book, but if you take the lowest load and use magnum primers I can't see that anyone would have a problem with it. I have allways used pistol primers in everything I shoot. Pistol primers will fit all pistol cases, but rifle primers won't work in a pistol case I guess you can force them in but not me. I am only stating what has worked for me, and who knows that the next shot that I make blow's my hand off, so I take NO RESPONSABLE if you do anything that I have posted, I have no degree in Ballictics and I am not a Gunsmith! That stuff works for me, if you do anything that I have stated you do this on your own!!