A buddy gave me a box of these yesterday. Thought it would make a good elk load. Dang, these bullets are long (no lead, just copper alloy). I emailed Nosler as there was no data in their manual for this bullet, and they said to back off published max for their other bullets by 2 grains and that I should make sure I'm at least .050" off the lands. OK, food for thought. If I'm going to go through load development, I'll likely want another box. They sure are pricey bullets, so I don't want to do this twice. So, choice #1 - IMR 4350 or RE-22? That's what I have on hand. Nosler's book shows both as being more accurate on the low end of the data in their testing, but RE-22 as having a touch more speed (I'm mentally subtracting about 80-100fps as my barrel is 2" shorter than tested. I've had good experiences with RE-22 in the past... IMR 4350 was given to me and I'd always heard it was great in the '06. Choice #2 - leave them on the shelf and go buy some interbonds or mag tips for half the price. No lead restrictions here or anywhere else I hunt. Willing to entertain other powders if you have a compelling reason... any experience with gilding metal bullets is welcome. Your thoughts?