The greatest part about this sport is everyone has their own way of doing things that work for them in their area and particular style hunt . I’ve noticed in the last couple years steel shot is slowly fading out as many guys opt for heavier metal options . But steel is still a cheaper option than the heavy density stuff for those guys that shoot a lot of shells per year . I think it goes without saying most everyone knows that the 10 gauge is a great option with large steel shot such as BB & BBB for Big Late Season Honkers / High Snow Geese or cleaning up as a guide or your the last shot guy in your group . The Terror .720 and Briley chokes do a wonderful job when you need to stretch the legs out to 45 and 50+ yards . I enjoy the 10 gauge year around for ducks , geese , predators , and now trying it for turkeys and skeet and maybe doves . But those long distance chokes are a bit too tight for decoying ducks and geese . They produce basketball size patterns at decoying range 20-35 yards which will severely handicap you or tear up the game when you center punch one . Many call the Federal BlackCloud a gimmick shell . But the 10 Gauge seems to really pattern wonderfully over the years for me with decoying and mid range shooting . Certainly , we can use a .410 , 20 gauge , or 12 gauge at decoying fowl done it myself for years . But .. I’m a 10 gauge man through and through and enjoy them a lot . The 10ga makes for a tremendous “DO ALL” duck and goose combo when you never know if a mallard duck will come in first or a big old honking goose will slip in on you out of nowhere . With a 10 gauge and steel shot , you get big enough sized energy with enough uniform density that is very hard to replicate with steel shot and sub gauges . God Bless and Good Huntin’ . -Gary 107 BB Pellets inside 30” circle . 185 #2 Pellets inside 30” circle .