I used to use hevi shot 6 and 4s, but they have been very unreliable lately so I am also looking for a new shell, however Federal water fowl 3" #3s do rely well with a Kicks IC tube and they are under $200. Fed Tungsten Iron is the best, for me, but very expensive so those are for special outings, and Rem Wingmaster HD is also excellent, but they quit making that so it is hard to find. This I do know. In my gun, black cloud is junk, blindside is worthless, and Kent, well I just never did well with Kent.... I may try a bow this year.