I fired four rounds out of it today. All I had was some #8 shot and no wads. I used paper towels for wads. The first two loads were 70 grains of powder and an equal amount of shot by volume. It shot ok but the sound and recoil were very disappointing. Next I went to 80 X 80 and was much happier with the results. A nice solid boom and some recoil you could actually feel.