I don't believe that a goblin would be able to tell the difference. We (my agency) uses the low-recoil ammo and it's great stuff. Patterns wonderfully in our Rem 870 shotguns and scores have gone up. It normally puts all the buckshot in the shell into the 8-ring of a standard B27 target.
This has been my experience as well. I patterned the Federal low recoil 00 w/ flite control (LE13200) in my Maverick 88 and was impressed with it out to 25 yards.