Berry's Mfg Hardcast bullets
I'm new to loading for the 1873 springfield trapdoor and looking for affordable bullets till I can get into casting my own.
I have heard that the hardcast bullets in general (20 bhn ?) don't take the rifleing well and will keyhole. I wonder if anyone has tried Berry's 405 gn
hardcast in the trapdoor?
My first try was with Montana Precision Swaging's 405 gn hollow base sized to 458. Don't know the hardness there but they worked well. However, they seem awful expensive.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or advice.