Alright, maybe GB or someone having experience with this round will chime in on this. I suppose these are mainly for collectors, but I have recently noticed some Blackhawk's chambered in 357 Maximum for sale at different places. Now, I know the 357mag is considered by many to be marginal or an expert's gun :excuseme: (depending upon how you look at it) at hunting whitetails, but what about the 357max? I suppose you could load 180 or 200 grain bullets and get more velocity out of the Max. How would recoil compare to a 44mag? Would you get a little more muzzle flip than with a 44? It would take a lot of 'wanting' to fork out the $600 it seems most are asking for these. Would you also be able to shoot 357mags and 38spec through the gun? This might provide a little more incentive to look at it, as I do not roll my own yet. The gun and cartridge have just gotten up my curiousity a bit, and I was hoping someone could inform me a little on both. Thanks.