I kind of like the slightly heavier bullet. CCI used to make the Deputy load. It was a 140 GR hollowpoint called the "Penta Point" (it was a pentagon shaped hole) I really liked that round. Now, I use the Remington Classic 158 GR HP. The 145 Silvertip has good street creds too.
Anything getting close to a dollar a round, or more, just makes my teeth itch, I can't do it.