Have been trying to find some consistency with 3031 and 180gr speer bullets to no avail. I have an older Speer manual that lists loads from 38 to 42 grains for that bullet. I just read some of Mr. Gates older posts and discovered that he doesn't load that hot. Needless to say, I got to thinking maybe that is where my trouble is. You see I have no chrono. so I go by how they print on paper to find consistency and accuracy. I have tried loads from 38 all the way up to 42 with the same results. Fliers!! I doesn't even matter whether I rapid fire or let the barrel completely cool between shots. From what I have read 3031 is a great powder for the 35, so I am about to pull my hair out (if I had any left) over this. Any suggestions are welcome.