Re: where do most of you get your bullets ?
I too am an engineer (10 years retired EE for Hughes Electronics on radar and sonar systems) but at the time (about 15 years ago) when I was having leading problems I could find no answers to leading in barrel (no Internet for me then). Every thing I read then said make them harder and they won't lead as bad or get used to it. When Rainier came along with plated bullets and my shooting range at the time was pushing for only jacketed bullets to minimise the lead dust hazards, I jumped on the Rainier plated bullets. When I had a feeding problem develop with a couple of my semi-autos I went for the Remington or Winchester bulk FMJ bullets, mostly because they feed flawlessly and are not that much more expensive than commercial cast bullets when I buy them wholesale. So its not that I did not try the engineering trouble shooting approach, I just gave up on it when it was not fruitful at the time.
While reloading is not drudgery for me and often is rewarding when I push out a bunch of good ammo, I enjoy shooting and gunsmithing a lot more. So I develop loads to be just good enough to satisfy and spend more time shooting and working on guns. We all have our individual interest in the shooting sports game and that's just mine. Casting was pure drudgery for me in the 1960's and it would be worse today. So I have my work arounds for inexpensive ammo, which don't correspond to yours. Sorry, but that's the way it is.
As for the book or booklet, it's still $25. I don't care $25 worth but I still would like to hear how you implemented it for your uses. I think other might too.