I have been shooting targets at long range, short range and game with cast bullets, round balls, minnie balls and drawn lead for over 50 years. You don't want to take my word for it because it varies from what you have read. I suggested you try shooting some 18 and 25 bn at plate and stumps to see for yourself the results. Do, or do not but I am done trying to help you since you clearly think I am full of it. All the best.