Welcome to the forum! I don't really like .357's. Too much recoil for me and I can't get back on target fast. Have you shot .357's? Lotsa kick. I shoot .38 +p's. More power than a .38, but less than a .357. Wal-Mart has the best prices around here by far. Try there first for either ammo.
As for the best "all around" .357...125 gr hollow points are the best defensive load for one shot stops against bad guys. All around loads may be whatever is less expensive. Any .357 is a powerful cartridge.
By the way...is this the small frame 5-shot that's the same size as the typical .38 snubby? If it is, hang on if you're shooting .357's!
We old dogs can learn new tricks. We just may not like performng them. TJ
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