I load 1 oz for singles, doubles and 5 stand and 1 1/8 for handicap. I use a different powder charge for the singles and doubles than I do for 5 stand and handicap. I've looked into other powders but I don't reload a lot and like to keep it somewhat simple.
I like GREEN DOT as it has a lot of loading flexibility. Tell me why I still end up with a "dirty" barrel?? I try to follow the Alliant load data as close as possible!! Just can't get what I think should be a better burn...if you will. I also kept the powder grains constant and tried a hotter primer. ..federal 209A. Am I missing something??
If I had to live with only one powder for everything, it would be either Green Dot or 700 X.
I use several Alliant powders but my most frequently used load is 19.5 of Green dot in a Federal Gold Medal Plastic ribbed hull, Nobel Sport or Federal 209A Primer (winter). Clay Buster 12S3 clone wad and 1 1/8 oz. of magnum 7 1/2's.
Greendot for all 1 1/8 oz. loads no matter what the shot size is, usually try and keep loads in the 1180 range.
Claydot for all 1 oz loads, 8 1/2 or 8's, try and keep them under 1200 also.
Two different loaders, two different powders, easy to keep track of.