Well I got out to the range finally to test out my reloads. I was using 4.2 grains of W231 for a 230 grn FMJ in a newer 1911 (less than 100 rounds fired) and it was stovepipe galore. I only shot 4 of the 10 that I put together to test but I guess it's back to the drawing board. My question is though for any of you that have used the same setup. I have seen 4.2 grains as a starting point in reloading in 3 seperate places however one place said to start with 5 grains of w231. I figured it would be best to start on the low end and work my way up, but any clue as to why the significant variance between the starting points?