it shoots winchester partion golds and brenneke 3inch K.O magnum sabots the best.
im gonna be just shooting the brenneke K.Os this year. the K.Os are devistating at any distance from 5 to 100yds and the partions dont expand well at close range.
oh and the hornaday ssts are junk.
as for recoil I could shoot it all day with the brenneke K.os and not have a black shoulder. the recoil pad prevents that. it jumps and is loud but it shoots well.