I went through a similar thought process when I started reloading .40S&W and saw how much of the case was occupied by a 180gr bullet. Well, actually, I first got thinking in that direction when I noticed notably stronger recoil from Fiocchi 165gr JHP than from the Fed Champion 180gr FMJ. But then, I shot some Rem 180gr JHP, and it also produced a stronger recoil.
On the other hand, Hodgdon is comfortable quoting 1159 fps for the 180gr XTP driven by 8gr of Longshot at 1.125" COAL at 32,300 psi.
Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk.
- Female MP (either Bessie Braddock or Lady Astor) to Winston Churchill
My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.
- Winston Churchill's reply