Have you ever opened up a shell? Thanks for the advise on the trap range. I have patterned my gun many times with many different chokes and shoot lots of trap during the summer. The shells that I opened had square pellets in them, and some were 4s while others were BBs. Congrats on the 200 birds, but I can say that my 75+ birds this season have NOTHING to do with Xperts, you can keep the dirty burning crap. No gun deserves that poor of a shell!