I've been making the step from 357 to 44mag and yesterday I discovered something. I picked up some 185gr ammo thinking recoil would be lighter then the 240s I had been shooting but I found the opposite to be true. When shooting a cylinder of 240s and then switching to 185s I found the recoil to be sharper, muzzle flash was larger and muzzle rise increased. The 240s has slightly more recoil but it was easier for me to control. If I could find a handful of 270s I'd give them a try. I decided to try it with my 357. Loaded a cylinder of 125s and then one of 158s....same thing. Anyone else experience this or am I alone in liking heavier bullets in handguns?