Anything above a 44mag is real money to shoot. LOL!
Been loading the 44 for many years and has proved to be very fun, versatile and fairly cheap to shot.
Just one of those all around fun big bore rounds that can be loaded in so many ways to get what you want.
Some of the down sides of both has been ammo. Before last week, I couldn't tell you the last time I had seen any .357 mag. Before yesterday, I couldn't tell you the last time I saw any .44 mag. I like em both and would have given the edge to the .357 since I could shoot the easier to find .38 sp ammo.
So ... I was out yesterday, and between stops, I found another M92 lever action in .44 mag and 500 rounds of ammo. Well, I figured it was a sign from The Shooting Gods. Long story short, I got home in time to quick clean the rifle, get the kids ready, head over to Hot Wells and fired off 150 or so rounds.
Now, I'm wondering... which revolver do I really want. Not that you can go wrong with either...
I have both but if i didn't i'd go with the .357mag. With the .357 you can of course shoot .38 special and with the 44mag you can aslo shoot 44 special. There are a lot more variations of .38 special then there is of .44 special in factory loads.
As for the person mentioning the S&W 500, I went with the .460 S&W because you can shoot 45 long colt, 454 casull and 460.