I've been getting my intro into reloading by working on loads for my Kimber Ultra (3" barrel, of course). I've tried a few different bullets and have settled into a nice groove with Montana Gold 200g JFP's. The only powder I've used so far is W231 and before I buy more I've been wondering if that's the best choice for a short-barrel application. I've read here about using Bullseye, but my book only shows loads up to 850 fps, which would obviously be slower yet in my 3" barrel.
Any recommendations on other powders I can try?
One more question while I'm at it. I don't have load data specifically for Montana Gold JFP, so I've been loading them to an OAL of 1.22-1.23". From reading here, some folks have suggested a little shorter, down as far as 1.18" Any thoughts on that?