instinctive shooter· Registered
As far as the most economical powder for reloading the "typical" 12 ga loads...Solo seems to be the best buy as far as pricing goes. At most any major shoot there is always someone there selling it cheaper (in larger quantities) than anything else is going for. I have been using Clays exclusively for the last four years for both 1 oz and 1 1/8 12 ga loads. It is great for clays, small birds and even rabbit/squirrel loads. The entire Hodgdon line is great, and that family does a LOT to support our sport-great people! The cost is a little more than for the Solo, but not really enough to be a consideration unless you load more than about 10,000 rounds per year. All you new reloaders need to be aware that if you find a good buy but are going to have to order it that there will be a fairly substantial hazmat charge added to the shipping. Most times you can go to a local gun club that keeps supplies for its members and purchase it-another good reason to support your local businesses.