I don't buy new shells as I reload my own. A new member asked me about 3 dram shells that were for sale at Walmart. They were #8 lead 1250 fps but 3 dram, not 2 3/4. I'm guessing he's about 70-73 years old. Will the 3 dram make a big difference in recoil for him? He's about 6 ft. tall and about 175lbs. He shoots a BT-99.