I use the Barnes TTSX bullet is a couple different cartridges. I find to be quite excellent. We have no lead-free requirement here. I use them by choice. The price difference is 50 cents a shot, at most, and I get complete and total confidence that my gun and it's bullets will do anything I want and more. The extra cost of developing a load and hunting with the TTSX is perhaps $15 dollars the first season (working up the load) and if I get really, really lucky, maybe $3 per hunting season thereafter. To get to $3 would require I shoot six deer.
The supposed "high cost" of these bullets is a Straw Man argument.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.