On the wall behind me are a few old shooting medals from competition when I went to Texas Tech University. (1972-1977). All those contests involved either a Colt's Diamondback or Python shooting 2.6 grains of Bullseye behind a 148 grain HBWC bullet.
Thirty years later, my wife and son and I still love to take our .38s or .357s afield and plink with the same load. Some of my cases have got to be 20 years old!