So I started getting everything together to reload 45 Colt a few months ago. I was going to use 231, but that was about the time that I noticed I needed more the next time I was in the store, and that was about the time that everything disappeared. Not a problem. I would just start looking for a different powder. As it was, I was going to start looking for a different powder for the loads that I was using 231 for. It would go something like this. First, I would look every place I could think of, to find a load for power I already had. Besides the 231, that list had WSF, Longshot, and Lil'Gun. Quickly, I found many loads for Lil'Gun, but they were Ruger/TC only. I couldn't find loads that were more inline with what I was looking for. I did find people saying that it was a bad idea to take Lil'Gun lower than the Ruger/TC loads. In this looking, I would notice many other loads, and this would be in the back of my mind as I would stand looking at the almost bare shelves of powder looking for a powder that I could use. As I was doing this a few weeks ago, I noticed 296. I know that I have seen many loads for 296! I pick it up without another thought. When I get home and start looking for a load that I would like to try, I find that, yes I did see many loads, but they are about like the Lil'Gun, and in the Ruger/TC pages. Then, this weekend, I was at a show in town, and found Clays. I know I have seen data for Clays in the standard loads for 45 Colt! I have seen data for Clays for many of the rounds that I reload, so this could be a good addition for me. I am good now. I pick it up and take it home. I start opening up my books and seeing two different "Clays" listed. This raises the red flag. I put the books down, and pick the computer back up to check that the two different Clays are the same. After reading up a bit, I now know about three "Clays". I got a pound of International Clays, and so far, I have not found anything that I can use this for. I should point out, that I have done a bit of shot shell reloading, and it looks like I may be able to use it for that. After this last bust, I sat down at the computer again, looking for some idea that may help. The good thing at this point is I can still find 45 Colt around here, most of the time. As I looked around, I came across a few people talking about using black powder in this cartridge that was made for black powder. In the last four months, I don't know how many times I have seen people talking about black powder in 45 Colt. It hit me that I am not looking for a hot load, and that I have ffg and fffg powder. No more than I go out and shoot my black powder, I have something like 10-20 years of powder. Why did it take me so long to finally try this. Now I have some work up loads in both ffg and fffg. I hope this works out, cause one of the few powders I have seen when I have gone to the store is black powder. So, has anybody else had problems looking for a new powder that they can start working up a load for?