I've always had headaches when using bulk rolled film. When I wind it onto the spool, I tape the tail down, which is fine for an auto advance SLR or RF.
Originally Posted by Mick Fagan
The Horizon 202 has a long and tortured film path, which is why you need to advance the film (& cock the drum) slowly, else the sprockets can tear the film. Also, cocking it slowly is needed so you can feel the end of the film: With bulk loaded cassettes it's easy to tear the tape off, forcing you to unload & respool the film in a changing bag.
Been there, done that, have the T-shirt...