At this writing, the “load two” technique has quite a following. The shells are placed in rows stacked two deep, with the shells in the top and bottom contacting each other. The rounds are positioned so that the brass is facing up. They are grabbed two at a time, with the thumb placed on the brass of the top shell, though some can grab four shells at once. With the shotgun rolled over so that the loading port is facing up, the shooter loads two shells, grabs two more, and repeats. If grabbing four rounds at once, the shooter loads the first pair, then the second pair, and then grabs more shells.