Years ago, I used to use lead shot for ducks and I used size #4 and used size #2 for geese. I had to buy a new barrel for my old Rem 1100 that will shoot steel shot. I got some steel shot size #4 but no ducks are down yet. What size steel shot do you like? Also, I have been reading about shotshells with gold shot... No, it is priced like gold, but it is Hevi-Shot and made of Tungsten-Nickel-iron and is more dense than lead. Anyone using this type shot? Did you have to take out a loan to buy a few boxes of shells? If you tried this Hevi-Shot, how did it work? Please let me know what shot sizes you like.. Thanks.