Oddly, Hodgdon's online data center shows 22.5/24.5-gr Lil' Gun for jacketed 240-gr bullets. I don't know that I am that brave, though.
Honestly, I think this is all plenty hot enough.
I chose this snippet to quote and reply as it's relevant to the point I was trying to make on your thread of .357 Mag/125gr loads to 1,500 fps.
When you bring up being "brave"... If you are simply saying that you don't want/need the battering of your hands with recoil, that's one thing. However, if the concern was more about "dangers of handloading & hot loads" then this helps to illustrate my point well.
Taking Lil'Gun to absolute published max is TOTALLY SAFER IN EVERY WAY than taking W231 or AA#5 to absolute published max. And it will continue this way along the relative burn rate of powders.
Using the absolute slowest burning powder that will work is always going to be safer at top end than a fast burner. The faster the burn rate, the EARLIER it reaches peak pressure and the less powder required.
Another way to imagine this visually:Don't ever actually do this, EVER:
Pick up a primed .44 brass and dip it through a dish of H110 (or Lil'Gun) so that you make a totally full but uncompressed powder charge and cap it with a jacketed 240. Now put that round in a Redhawk and discharge it -- what you made is likely over published max and over SAAMI spec and it is reckless and stupid and the Redhawk won't notice anything out of the ordinary.
Now, repeat the dumb act with TITEGROUP. And when you pull the trigger you might need an ambulance and absolutely no longer own a functioning Redhawk. It is gone and some of it may have blood on it.
I can't accurately describe how my confidence in load development jumped by leaps and bounds when I eventually learned the hows and whys of powder selection. I followed the SAME path that seemingly every new handloader follows... "I wanna buy one or two powders only and use them for EVERYTHING and look, Hodgdon has data for Titegroup in .44 Mag and that means I'm only buying Titegroup for these five calibers!"
That is -bad- thinking and it seems to never be spelled out in manuals.
Of all the things I have learned in almost three decades of this, THIS may be the most valuable and the one I hold closest to my heart.
In handguns especially, powder is sooooo cheap compared to every other part of the handloading hobby. Diversify with powders and if you have specific velocity goals, you *must* use the proper powders. If you don't, you not only won't get the results you seek, you will quite specifically make it MORE dangerous.
Apologies as this is off-topic in this thread, but it fits well in the other one!