Yes the #2 steel load is used for Decoy hunts where shots are almost always under 45 yards. The #1 load is for pass shooting, Both run 1400fps at 5' over the chronograph. Both have plenty of pellets for waterfowl at the far side of the steel shots capability. Both loads respond well to less choke. Birds in your face use the Imp Cyl. Then you can actually eat them.