I just started reloading 12 g, and had a question about the shot column. Powder first, then(2) 1/2" fiber wad then (9) 00 buckshot. 29grs of hs6. I have 12s4 wads i have used as well, 29grs of hs6, then a small piece of fiber wad, then 12s4 wad with 8 or 9 00 buck. Casted 00 buck, but some of the shot had a tip on it from being cut from each other. On a couple I also placed a clear overshot card on top of the 00 shot, fold crimped. Maybe someone will see this combo and give me some tips...is it safe to shoot? 8 instead of 9 00buck with 29 grs of hs6. Hogdon calls for 38 grs hs6 using the 12s4. Any thoughts? I had this same feeling about metallic cartridges and firing them the first time. Want to make sure I am being safe, not dumb. I understand hs6 is hot and the hulls I got from bpi have magnum primers. I am a newb.