Thank you! I had a Marlin Lever 44 mag back in the early 2ks. I wanted the 357 at the time because I already reloaded 357 mag / 38 spl ammo, but a friend said I should get the 44 in case I ever wanted to go deer hunting with him and have a bit more knock-down power for larger game. I have always regretted selling that 44 mag Marlin Lever. It was a bit too much gun for my use, but it was really fun to shoot. I now have the dies and casings, primers and bullets for 44. Some day I'll have to get a gun to fire that caliber again. In the mean time, like you posted, I will enjoy the 357.