when I stopped reloading, I bought the cheapest shells available over the last 6 to 8 years.
never had a problem with any of the off brand shells.
however I use a over/under.
some of the shooters I know that use semi`s had problems with the less expensive shells not cycling properly.
btw, I broke good scores & not so good scores with the "cheap" shells.
it`s the nut behind the wheel that matters!