True, Zippy, and at one point I had several 28 gauge guns and a reloader.......and FOUR different hulls requiring three different wads and a different powder
Now, I use one powder, one reloader, one hull, and two different wads - all in one gauge of gun
Not saying I might not meander back to 28's at some later date, but as I am shooting registered sporting clay events, a 12 IS the gun/gauge to win with, and as a shoulder gets its repair and heals, i can always load back upwards.
I still shoot 1oz for registered shoots
Zippy - buying powder through my club means no hazmat and the club sells at the smallest of profit margins to keep shooters coming back