Your statement is opposite of what is recommended for triple 7. I shoot it quite a bit also. It is highly recommended NOT to compress 777. The following is directly from Hodgens loading data:
Cartridges: Use data specifically developed for Triple Seven FFG only. Cartridge loads should be used exactly as listed in this brochure. You may safely use a card or polyethylene wad up to .030" in thickness to protect the base of the bullet. Loading density should be 100% with light compression not to exceed .100". Testing has shown that Triple Seven will perform best when the bullet just touches the powder. Allow no airspace between the base of the bullet and the powder. Do NOT reduce loads by means of filler wads of inert filler material such as Grits, Dacron or Grex. Do not heavily compress powder charges. The use of filler wads, inert fillers or heavy compression may cause a dangerous situation which could cause injury and/or death to the shooter, bystanders or damage property. Do not create loads for cartridges not listed. Contact Hodgdon Powder Company for recommendations concerning other loads. *See WARNING below [/color]
I have tried gently "seating" the Minie against the 777, with just two finger pressure and I was getting split-second lag fires , or double ignition where the gun makes that weird "boomBOOM" from the charge igniting in two phases.
I always now give the Minie 3 or 4 healthy thumps and then drop the rod a few inches onto the bullet , to fully seat it into the powder. I get instant ignition and good, consistent accuracy. I make sure the Minie is very firmly seated but I do pretty much the same with real Black, I'm just more conscious to be firm with loading with 777.
For revolvers I load 777 normally and firmly compress the powder, making sure there is a normal load and not a reduced or "light" charge. In years past I had nearly filled the chambers of revolvers with 777 and crushed the ball down but that's just a waste of powder. I don't know if that is Heavy Compression or if a loading lever is capable of enough force to dangerously compress anything.
I would guess this to mean more, like using a solid base bullet and thumping the bullet into the powder with all of your might, or loading bullets into cartridges with every possible grain that will fit under a bullet forced into the case.
This warning feels like it applies more to cartridge loading with loading presses, and people attempting to pack 777 into cartridges using the mechanical advantage of a press. I had always been "trained" to compress 777 and Pyro firmly to ensure good ignition and accuracy, I guess like anything else there is a limit to how far to go with stuff.