I prefer the #4 buck shot. In the 3 inch it's 41 22 caliber pellets per shot. If you can stand the 3.5 inch that's 54 22 caliber pellets per shot. Makes me laugh at the "high" capacity mag bans. Two shots 3.5 inch #4 is like dumping a beta mag. 5-6 rounds in a Versa Max really puts an AR to shame at close range.