Soft shooting, but delivers a lot of energy. This accurate and controllable.does a little more damage than a wadcutter, without much more recoil. I like it for my j and k frame smiths, and my 2 3/4" Ruger speed six. They shoot groups for me instead of spreads. I shoot carefully ,and place my shots..these work for me. Also shipment tracking and customer service were great. In fact, customer service deserves singling out for special appreciation. Shipping was very fair rate, too!