Okay sometimes I try stuff that is a little unconventional. But hey, if you don't think outside the box occasionally how are you going to make improvements or new discoveries? I bought a bunch of plated bullets for my 41mag pistol. I tried them in my Marlin 1894 with mixed results. They shot pretty well with small doses of Bullseye, but full power loads were a disappointment. Lately I have been playing with aluminum plain base gas checks from Sage Outdoors. These are a very cool item if you are a bullet caster and want to double the usefulness of your molds. I had been buying these gas checks for my 45cal cast bullets, but none were available in 41cal. So I contacted James Sage and he said if I sent him bullets he would get the tooling. Talk about accommodating. James had sample gas checks back to me in less than a week. This is where the mad scientist in me came alive. Why not try these on plated bullets? The gas checks go on slicker than snot and the bullets are a thing of beauty when completed. However, the plated bullets have their limit. I was shooting them at a chronographed 1440fps. The ES was good so that can't get the blame for the poor accuracy. I have to chalk it up to them being just too soft to go full throttle. I have ordered a .413 Lyman H&I sizer die and will try that next. But, for now, I'm happy to use the plain base checks on my cast bullets and will leave the plated bullets for plinking.