if you load your own your slightly better off, but some of us have to use whats on the shef. if all the shelf has is round nose, its what you have to use. dont forget enough people have been killed with lrn to prove its better then a fist fight
I disagree, if you load your own you are vastly better off whether there is ammo on the shelf or not and if you cast your own even more so. This winter I cast and loaded 1,000 rds of .45acp at a cost of, I dunno, maybe $60.00. Handloaders are able to load up a few rounds of a bullet @ .43, 431, etc. with various powders and charges to find the most accurate load for whatever shooter he is testing.
The advantages are great, but it helps if you don't have a life.