Hornady is a bit conservative because their loads also include their soft swaged lead bullet. It's why I always recommend multiple manuals so you can cross ref. I like to use avg data from 2-3 manuals &/or the powder co sites. You can easily go beyond 5gr, that is what I use w/ a 125gr lead bullet. Just work it up in 1/10gr increments, try 10rds each to 5.6gr
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
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