Does anyone have any substantive data regarding heavy loads from a .357 Mag out of a 2" barrel as compared to a .38 Spl out of a 2" barrel?
The reason for the question is how much do you really gain by burning twice as much powder in the magnum, most of which burns outside the barrel. Can a heavy loaded .38 Spl do just as well??? Compare penetration of a 200 gr. SWC fired from each gun....is the muzzle blast and recoil of the 357 Mag really worth it? Do you gain anything over the .38 Spl +P with a 200 gr SWC?