Everyone should have 3 powders available for .357 magnum. A slow shooting powder like Titegroup or Bullseye, a medium powder like Unique, and a hot powder like h110/296, Lil Gun, or 2400. I pick my powder based on what I want. I use the titegroup/bullseye for shooting .357 magnum wadcutter loads, which are pleasant shooting and quite fun for paper. I rarely load medium loads, and for hotter loads prefer 2400 to Lil Gun or H110, from both an economy standpoint and a general dislike of Lil Gun. I will use Lil Gun if I was using it for woods defense or hunting.