All my shooting is done standing and either a 2 hand grip or a single hand grip. I was shooting at small caliber rifle targets at about 7 yards. I kept the shots in the black. The gun shoots better than I did. Lead fouling was non existant. I'll be shooting some 200 grain home rolled next time out. I'm hoping the fouling will continue to not be a problem.
Therapewtic!!! Glad you finally got to have some fun...you've been working too hard for all of us...a llittle smoke is relaxing...if it's powder smoke...betcha that .357 load cooked...I used to load 3.5 gr. Bullseye for my .38...snakes trembled but it was a pussycat to shoot....if I just had some room in the garage...but I don't....
The 357 rounds were louder and kicked much more than I thought they would. Out of my 6" GP they were easy to handle but seemed to be a potent load. I think that for self defense these loads would work great.
Good deal for sure...loading much .45 yet? Do you load .38s? I haven't shot a lot lately, but I'm saving my brass...I'd send it to you in those cals. and 9 if it's worth the postage cost....I'm thinkin' you could trade the brass you don't load for some you do...I'm thinkin' brass will be saved more than ever before!!!
I load 45 acp and 45 Colt. 357 Magunum as well. I've been saving my 9mm brass so that I can reload it in the future for the old lady. I don't have dies yet. I don't load 38, but Wizard does. I sent him 150 pieces a while back.