Are reduced recoil 00 shells reliable in auto-loaders? I was at a local gun show, and the only 00 shells I found were Winchester Ranger reduced recoil. I didn't know how a reduced recoil load would work in an auto-loader so I passed. Will reduced-recoil 00 shot work fine in an autoloader? If not, what do you recommend for 00 self defense round? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!