With Hornady's manual, not only do you have intermediate loads instead of just the starting and max load, but you get a large variety of bullet weights Is it a step up from previous versions, though? Well for me, it is. The 7th Edition didn't have any data for 300 AAC Blackout, the 9th Edition has it just as...
.30-06 Springfield (Using 178/180 GR Hornady Bullets) reloading data with 74 loads. Using bullets from Hornady BTHP & A-Max or 180 SST, IB, SP, BTSP, RN. Powders include IMR, Alliant, Winchester, Hodgdon, Accurate, Norma, Vihtavuori, Ramshot
6.5mm-06 | Load Data Article Despite American’s belated 6.5mm craze (Europe embraced 6.5mm cartridges as early as 1890) – including AR-chambered 6.5 Grendel, gun-media darling 6.5 Creedmoor and now Hornady and Nosler’s hot rod 6.5 PRC and 26 Nosler, to name the most obvious – a 6.5mm-06 seems all but inevitable.
However, I was comparing the load data (for the .308 Win 168 gr. with Varget) between the Hornady manual, the Speer manual, and Hodgdon (on-line) and the Hornady manual seems to to be conservative. The test data between all three were all using different brass and primers.....but all were 168 gr., Varget powder, and 2.800" OAL. The Armory. Reloading. Anyone have any load data specific to .380 Hornady XTP in .380 and W231?