After reading all the good things about the 158gr Rem JSP, I ordered 1,000 from midway. One of my better choices, those or 158 Hornady JFP perform great out of the rifle. I was using H-110 powder, but have gone to LilGun for the 357 Mag. The max load in Hodgdon's is 18.0gr at a very low pressure. Handloader Magazine had a load one gr over that and is what I have settled on. Out of 5 different rifles, it shot well with NO pressure signs. Also used some 160gr GC cast that shot well with the same charge. If I were going for bear with the 357, I would use a 180gr GC cast for the penetration. It really is an impressive little cartridge in a rifle. DP
Handi's:22Shot, 22LR, 2-22Mag, 22Hornet, 5-223, 2-357Max, 44 mag, 2-45LC, 7-30 Waters, 7mm-08, 280, 25-06, 30-30, 30-30AI, 444Marlin, 45-70, AND 2-38-55s, 158 Topper 22 Hornet/20ga. combo; Levers-Marlins:Two 357's, 44 mag, 4-30-30s, RC-Glenfields 36G-30A & XLR, 3-35 Rem, M-375, 2-444P's, 444SS, 308 MX, 338Marlin MXLR, 38-55 CB, 45-70 GS, XS7 22-250 and 7mm08; BLR's:7mm08, 358Win; Rossi: 3-357mag, 44mag, 2-454 Casull; Winchesters: 7-30 Waters, 45Colt Trapper; Bolt actions, too many; 22's, way too many. Who says it's an addiction?