Folks always tell me I need a 44 mag. Its so passe and plain. Heck at my public range there is probably 2 to 3 44 mags every time I go out there. It is almost as common s dirt.
But 357 Maximum?
Never seen another one on the line.
It has a cool concussion when it fires. The dust comes off the rafters, the trajectory is flat so I can go from 25 yrds to 50 to the berm at 70 with little hold over. I find it does not beat me up like the 44 mag will if I try and shoot say 500 rounds of full power loads in one session.
The 44 is great for some folks, but I would rather toss a heavy 357 slug myself. Better ballistics faster in some neat revolvers.
10mm and 357sig, the best things to come along since the 38 super!