I am a big fan of Red Dot. I can use it in a-lot of my callibers. Yes it is a little dirty, but I clean my guns every time I use them. For my IDPA loads I use 4.5 grains under a 200 grain lead swc. It is very accurate and has low recoil. To figure recoil just multiply charge weight in grains by weight of bullet. There is a constant to divide by to get foot pounds, but I leave this step out and call my sum a recoil factor. For my trap loads I use 20 grains under 1 1/8 oz #7 1/2. It is a little hot but very effective. I use this load on small game also. For my light 44mag loads I use 6.5 or 7.5 grains under a 240 gr lead swc. I have 100 45 ACP loads with 200 gr XTPs over 5.5 gr for carry. This load gives me 950 FPS from a Glock 21. I get over 1500 rounds from 1 pound of powder for my .45, very cost effective as well as accurate and safe. Red Dot can be used for subsonic rifle loads. I will not print this information due to dangers of reduced loads. It will not detonate but you may stick a bullet in the bore causing an unsafe situation. Red Dot can be used in almost any modern pistol cartridge with few exceptions. Red Dot has gotten a-lot cleaner than it was a few years ago. I am really surprised more shooters have not given Red Dot a chance. It is an excellent powder and the price is right (about $17 per pound) For my heavy 44mag it is H110.
RELOADING CAN BE DANGEROUS. THESE FIGURES ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY. DO NOT TRY TO REPRODUCE ANY OF THESE WITHOUT WORKING UP FORM A KNOWN SAFE LOAD.