thanks for all of the responses! As far as anyone's concerned, I intend to follow the manufacturers directions, although these particular loads don't say anything about not hunting with them, maybe it was another box from a different brand.
In any case, the ones I have currently are regular power 1 1/8 oz shot. As far as I can tell they'd be the same as regular shot, but they are sold as target loads.
Where I am target shot is VASTLY cheaper than hunting shot, so I was thinking that there must be a reason for that. Aside from copper coated shot, or steel shot I can't think of why that is. If there is no real difference for hunting or target shots, then why is it so much cheaper?