Re: 357 Magnum and Lil'Gun powder
The old load for 357 mag 158 gr XTP was 18 gr LIL GUN at some crazy low pressure.
I called or wrote to Hodgdon and asked why no load for 158 gr LSWC.
I was told it melted the lead.
I have been shooting 158 gr LSWC and XTP bullets with 26 gr LIL Gun. It is very loud and kicks hard in little old 38 special revolvers.
Then I chronographed it, and it is a hair slower than when I chronographed 18 gr.
So it is blowing a fire ball out the muzzle.
Still later, I realized I like the smell of H110 better.