Highlighted point:I am not a fan of wad cutters. To hard to load in a cylinder with arthritic hands. My all purpose load is a 158 gr SWC ahead of 5 gr Unique. I think someone above liked this load too. You will have to try several loads till you find the one that shoots to point of aim for your gun. I use the same bullet as a general load in my 357 mag also. Makes life simple.
IMHO: Marshall's 160gr. FN (WFN actually) gives the best balance of wide meplat and easy speed loading in this bullet weight:
Missouri Bullets are good quality at a great price - if you are shooting paper they are a good choice. Mr. Missouri bullet makes a soft DEWC around 8 or 10 BHN so it will not penetrate. The do make some 16 BHN bullets but do not have any LBT bullets - I believe they will discover the meplat someday but if you want "excellent bullets" you would buy Beartooth - if you hunt or are interested in self defense then you would want to go with Beartooth and a LBT bullet with max meplat. Beartooth bullets are heat treated to 21-22 BHN - Mr. Missouri Bullet did say he would name his "Double Wide" after me - name would fit on many levels so I would be honored.By the way even though im part of this sight bullets will be bought from missouri bullet company. Sorry but they're excellent quality awesome price and they're close to home won't find more bang for your buck anywhere else.