Its a good "thumper" load, but not so good if your goal is a mild plinking load.
For most of my applications (IDPA for example, I'm just trying to make the required power factor for my chosen division -and never hotter than factory ammo for sure) I can usually find a better choice.
Mark in TX (.40 club #32)
CDP/EX (via bump at TX State 2010),
ESP/EX (via bump at Nationals 2010),
SSP/EX (via classifier).