I didn't buy more PB because:
1. Other powders give lower velocity variation.
2. I have no other use for PB, while I can load .45 ACP with 12 gauge powder; usually 700X.
3. I only care about "clean" for light revolver loads, for which I use Clays. I have been trying Clays for shotgun, but prefer 700X and will restock with it soon. The last half pound of Clays will load a lot of moonclip ammo.
Somehow, I've never used 700X for anything although it would probably suit my needs just fine.
Do you prefer flake-type powders such as 700X for shotshells?
My favorite dual-purpose powder is WSF.
It works great in 45 acp and in my shotshell reloads.
Thank You for your time and responses.
I prefer 700X to everything else I have tried in 12 gauge. I shot 20 or 30 pounds of 452AA when it was new and substantially cheaper, but went back to 700X when Winchester increased prices. I have also used Red Dot, Green Dot, AA+, and now Clays, but still like 700X best. It seems more uniform at the light, extra light, ultra lite, and way, way, light target load level.
I have not tried WST and consider WSF to be a bit slow for my application in either 12 gauge or .45ACP.
I am at present loading .45ACP with some old 452AA, but when it is gone I will likely try Titegroup - I feel I owe Hodgdon some business after the help Phil Hodgdon gave with pistol loads for that 452AA - but it it does not offer advantages in metering or shooting, it will be back to the 700X for .45s, too.
Looks like now might be a good time to try 700X since I'm almost out of WSF.
I surely hope that Hodgdon continues to market all of the IMR series since they now own them.
(Their website says they are going to).
Thanks again Jim!