The components used to develop this ammunition are extremely unique. First, it's loaded with non-toxic steel pellets that are 6 sided or Hexahedron, as opposed to round pellets used in traditional loads. What's the advantage of this? Well, the flat sides allow the shot to stack more efficiently in the hull leaving room for additional gun powder. Next is Winchester's diamond cut wad system. This design of this wad features three (3) petals that keep the pellets in a dense pattern for increased performance.