I started using Clay Dot after I couldn't get any clays. What I found out was that I could use a little less powder to get the same results, it's just as clean burning, and it's cheaper. I couldn't tell any difference in recoil. I probably would not haved changed except for the lack of availability of Clays. But, now that I've tried Clay Dot I think I'll just keep using it even when Clays becomes available once again.