I worked with Tom at Accurate Molds and had him create ideas I had for cap n ball bullets. This is what he made for me, and that I ought to receive in a few more weeks:
This one I had the idea for as I read a post of someone loading a ~160 grn .45 Colt bullet and it working well for him. He mentioned it was about the same length as a ball, which gave him the same powder charge with a heavier bullet. This bullet had been 160 grns, but I had the upper driving band lengthened to increase pressure and velocity, as well as made the meplat wider.
This is what was created when trying to keep the length that of a ball.
This I had made for hunting things that may want retribution. It's shorter than a typical bullet of its weight so as not to take up precious powder capacity.
I have a Pietta Remington '58, and often read that they don't do well with conicals likely due to the slow twist. As the two lighter bullets aren't really longer than a ball I'm hoping these prove to be accurate. I'm anxiously awaiting my mold so I can give 'em a try!