Three different sizes and types of shot are stacked. The front of the shot charge (20 percent of the payload) consists of No. 6 Flitestopper lead pellets, which, due to their circumventing band (and thus non-spherical shape), quickly expand the pattern. (Anyone who has missed a turkey at close range because of a tight pattern and moving turkey head will appreciate these pellets.) Next, comprising 40 percent of the payload, are No. 5 copper-plated lead shot. To the rear, the last 40 percent of the shot charge consists of No. 7 Heavyweight shot. Heavyweight shot is 35 percent denser than lead, so it retains its spherical shape during setback and while traversing the bore and choke; as a result, it helps to maintain a tight pattern at long-range. So basically this load doesn’t compromise; it’s the best of everything.