So I'm doing my very first loadings. 308 win, Hornady ELD Match bullets 155 gr, Varget powder, Redding #2 powder scale. I started out loading several 43 gr loads then went to 44, &45. But when I got to 46 I noticed something that has given me pause. I looked into the neck of the 2nd 46 gr load & noticed the powder was up into the neck just past the the shoulder. When I took a bullet & held it against one that I had just finished, it looks like the base of the bullet will contact the powder. Is this considered a compressed load? The Lyman book says 48 gr of Varget is a compressed load, not 46 gr. I've weighed a bullet on the scale to verify it's working. Everything is ok there. I didn't feel any abnormal resistance when I seated the bullet either. Am I good to go or do I have a real problem?