Often times places like Midway USA will sell “Blemished bullets” at a discount. When I first started handloading I asked my local shop keeper if I needed X piece of reloading gear. Some things were mentioned with an affirmative, others were met with this: “Look it depends on what you want to do. You can get as geeky as you want in this hobby, or you can just make ammo” I’m more of the latter type. Still Old Painless of the Box O Truth takes a look at what damage to bullets can do to your groups.
VERY interesting article!