Mark, the WM 100 round ( 4x 25 round boxes) of low base trap/skeet # 7 or 8 are fine for training. They run about $23.00 last time I checked. Good to try a couple of brands of low recoil to see what works best in the gun. I'll look and see what I have besides Fed low recoil 00 BK & slugs for you to try. Once you narrow the field, pattern them at various ranges so you know what you and the load are capable of.