I opened a couple of steel shot shells, 1 Winchester and 1 Federal (both #2 shot) and was suprized at what I saw. Almost all of the Federal shot were perfectly round and uniform, where as the Winchester shot pellets were deformed with either dimples, oblong or oval shapes, even a couple of pellets that were hollow. Before you start to think I own stock in Federal ammunition or something let me say that my gun performs much better with Winchster shot than with federal; the Federal seems to jam my gun. It just seems to me that round shot would fly truer and pattern better than mis-shapen shot. Does anybody have any similar experiences or input on this?