Hello again everyone. Well, I couldn't help myself and have a new toy on the way. I've been a Dan Wesson fan since the mid 80's and sold my DW revolver years ago. I've missed that firearm and have been looking for a replacement for the last few years but haven't found one in the condition I wanted. I finally ran into a 40V8S 357 Supermag in 99% condition with the box, paperwork, barrel tool, and the unused extra barrel for deal I couldn't pass up. I've never been a big revolver fan but the Dan Wesson holds a special place in my heart- and the accuracy of my last DW was unbelievable. So anyway, I've got brass on the way, purchased a die set, and picked up some 170 and 180gr. Sierra bullets. Thankfully the 357 Max uses small rifle primers so I have plenty on hand. Now I am also very happy that I chose the Redding T7 Turret for my reloading duties since I still had room for the dies. I have gone through the 4 loading manuals I have and 2 have specific 357 Max. info. I figure I will try the AA1680 and VV110/120 (if I can find it) since the Sierra manual uses the exact firearm that I have coming. Just curious if anyone is loading 357 Max and what powders you have been using with good results. I won't be firing anything under 170gr bullets in the Max load- if I want to shoot a lighter bullet, I will run 357 mag loads instead. I have read that anything under 170gr will create some top strap cutting and forcing cone issues in the Max load and I wish to avoid that problem as much as possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated as always.