Thank you Jim for your thoughts. I do see my statement about "mellow" .357 loads was confusing when I re-read it. What I truly mean are loads that don't rattle your teeth or blow hot air back in your face when fired. And YES - I am very very careful with loading .357 loads. I too have heard the stories of an overcharged case. And, I normally do use a heavier SWC with the .357 reloading. When you think about it, even factory loads are pretty hefty. I want to keep the old Colt Python in good shape without weakening the structural integrity of the gun itself.