depends on the powder used. ideally you want the case full enough for a slightly compressed load. most rifle cartridges do better with powders that completely fill the case.
the reason you get some shake with surplus and el-cheapo type ammo is they use super cheap ball powder that tends to burn faster with minimal charges to save costs.
one of the dangers of minimal charges is detonation. this happens when there is too much air space in the case and instead of going down the barrel the powder charge builds up too much pressure to fast and it overloads the case causing a kaboom. however that wont happen in factory ammo or with small cases like 308 30-06 or 7.62x54r. its a danger in big belted magnum cartridges like 458 winmag 458 lott 50bmg 338 lapua etc
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