Kevin:Where are you located? If you're anywhere in the Cariboo I can provide you with samples of 2 RCBS gas checked bullets to try out. They are 327Gr. and 417 Gr. weighed checked and lubed. My preference for practice is the lighter bullet simply because it uses less lead. It would also suffice for deer hunting. The heavier bullet is suitable for almost any thing you are likely to hunt. My current stash of bullets are not cast very hard and about 1450-1500 fps seems to be about max for accuracy. Ten shot groups at 50 yds. run 1 1/4-1 1/2 from my 1886 with a receiver sight. As soon as it warms up a bit I intend to do a large casting and heat treat them so they handle higher velocities better. Getting molds in Canada is always a bit of a pain but there seems to be more RCBS carried by the wholesalers my gunshop deals with than other brands. Reading the posts on other web sites Lee molds seem to be pretty variable in casting quality although they are quite reasonable to buy. A lot of the guys report having to doctor them quite a bit to get them casting right.