I've shot them (12 Gauge), but haven't actually hunted with them. (I test a lot of slugs & other shotgun ammunition). Recoil is light compared to other rifled slug factory offerings, mainly because muzzle velocity is much lower with the Truball. (1,300 FPS advertised and 1,320 chronographed). Accuracy is no better than others in my shotguns, with one exception: It was measurably better out of a cylinder bore Remington barrel. Out of any choked barrel, not much difference. They will certainly do the job intended but, like most things, don't quite live up to manufacturers' hype. I wouldn't go out of my way to get them but would have no hesitation about using some.