I have been using Hodgdon's Lil Gun in a Hornet for almost a decade now, and it is about the finest powder there is for that cartridge. Good accuracy, low standard deviation, and best of all, moderate pressures at maximum loads. I have also used this powder in the diminutive 5mm Craig wildcat which requires only 6 grains of powder to fill the case. I got top accuracy and top velocity with no worries about pressures.
Lately, I have branched out into handgun loads with Lil Gun; most notably in my 8.375" barreled S&W model 27 .357 magnum. Starting loads were 16.0 grains behind a 158 grain jacketed HP, listed to give an impressive 1500 fps but at only a little more than half the pressure of other powder/loads giving the same velocities. Yesterday I chronographed this load from my S&W @ 1512 fps! Shooting at a 4" circular steel plate at 50M from a rest I centered a 6 shot group in about 2.75 inches. The brass looked great and extracted easily. Subsequent off hand practice proved it to be the best and flattest 158 grain load I have ever had for this Smith. I have found my deer load for this fall.
In the meanwhile. I'm going to experiment with the 25-20 and 218 Bee cartridges -and any other round for which Lil Gun is applicable. Low pressure, high velocity and good accuracy. Hats off to Hodgdon for a great bit of engineering.~Muir