Designed for smooth bore barrels, Hornady American Gunner Reduced Recoil Slugs feature a 1-ounce lead alloy projectile. A compression style wad softens recoil, protects the slug at ignition and helps seal the bore for consistent velocity. The Reduced Recoil 00 Buckshot is loaded with 8 pellets of swaged high antimony lead shot that is held to exacting tolerances. This load is designed to offer less recoil while still cycling most modern semi-automatic shotguns. The Hornady Versatite wad does the patterning so this load does not require shotgun modifications or specialized chokes.