I want as little recoil as possible. I don't want non-tox shot material to add to recoil over lead which steel shot has been purported to do because of the much higher velocities needed for adequate penetration of this light material.
I want no crippled birds.
I don't want damaged barrels or chokes.
Excellent patterns with little or no pellet deformation.
Hard, smooth shot that cuts through the bird's skin clean without pulling feathers into the body.
Shotgun shells can't be prohibitively expensive: $2 or more for one single shell is probably not acceptable to most shotgunners
Ideally, thoughtful hunters want no-tox shot that ballistically rivals the performance of premium lead loads as closely as possible
without lead poisoning, chunks of feather in side the breast meat bruised shoulders or gun damage.
Shotgun ballistics are complex: which no-tox shot is as close to perfect as possible?