I'm looking at a box of CorBon DPX 44 Mag loads. Marked 225 gr DPX 1350 fps, 911 ft lbs. (DPX44M225/20).

These are a serious deep HP, with the usual 6 petals. They are not supposed to stabilize in the slow twist of my Marlin 1894, but I have the TC Contender also.

20 rounds, $52.95 = $2.65 / ea.

I bought these since a high-school friend of mine that has worked in the firearms retail business for 30 years was recently fired, and re-hired at another shop that opened. I bought them to help out his "rep" with the new Boss.

I know the solid copper 12 ga slugs are pricy too, I'll have to do the math.

What made you have buyer's remorse?

Did it shoot?

Meat in the freezer = good investment. I figure gas is $3.25 - $4.00 now. A bullet at half that is a small part of the hunting investment. "One and down" has always been a mantra of mine.