Originally Posted by Casing
........... I am also new to shotshell reloading and am afraid to use Alliant for shotshell reloading because of my experience with rifle loads.
I shoot a bunch of clay target sports stuff, and find some of the alliant powders to be excellent. Claydot and 20/28 are good stuff.
Since I have a good idea how many rounds I will shoot over the winter what I do in that situation is select a published recipe using a hotter primer like the Fed 209A or the CCI 209 magnum for my 12 gauge winter shooting. Warmer primer makes for more consistent ignition in the winter. And those same loads are safe for the summer too. And with shotgun any difference will be very negligible and we won't notice a difference for breaking clay targets anyway as long as we get good ignition.
For my rifle loading I am not a high volume shooter at this time, so I want to be able to put together one consistant load for a rifle and be able to use it whenever.