I'm trying to get some significant range time in with my 404 before heading to the Caprivi. Full-power loads are: 1) expensive and 2) uncomfortable after a (fairly short) while. First thing I did was secure a supply of inexpensive practice bullets. I had Dave Corbin make me up a reducing die and turned 300g 0.429 XTP's into 0.423 XTP's. I worked up a load with 5744 that gives me a bit better than 1700 FPS. That is a lot more comfortable than the full power loads. And it should make a nice close range deer load. They don't hurt to shoot; I'd say it is about like a 30-06. Then I decided to see if I could make something even lighter and quieter. I just loaded up a batch with a starting load of Trail Boss and now it is about like shooting a .22! My wife didn't hear me shooting so I think I've got the quiet part licked. Haven't gotten to the chronograph yet. I suppose no real need to other than curiosity. Of course, a 300g XTP at even 850FPS is going to do a number on a deer. I wouldn't have guessed a 404 Jeffery was an appropriate rifle to start a new shooter on, but this load may just change my mind. With the Lee collet die and these light loads, I anticipate long case life. I think I've finally got myself a good setup for this rifle.