My wife and I both have neck problems. I am thinking of going the Gas Auto Loader route but, she isn't wanting to give up her pump gun. We already shoot 1 oz. loads. As far as recoil is affected by powder, I am going to try some reduced loads dropping into the 1150 fps range or lower. I am going to drop at least a grain in Red Dot going back to 17grs from the 18 gr load I now use, and in Green Dot from 19 .5 grs down to 18.5. In Clay Dot from 17.4 down to 16.9. I am thinking about the Win. Ball powders . What are some others that might spreading out the burn curve?