I have only shot plated wad cutters so I have little experience with them. Though I have the 158 grain TL SWC mold. I have shot thousands of them already. I load them with Trail Boss. Low recoil, very accurate, and extemely clean. The only cleaning I have to do is from the carbon due to burned bullet lube. With my 4 inch Mod 67-1 I can shoot gallon jugs at 100 yards without too much trouble. Though velocity is nowhere near the scorcher range they shoot flatter than I would have imagined.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.