Ok so here is my story. I ordered a lee classic turret press (which is currently on the way) and I intend on reloading .357 mag. I got it in a kit so its coming with everything I need to start reloading 38spec/.357mag. I also ordered a good scale, for good measure. So I went to my local gun shops to get a few needed items (Primers and Powder) When I went to the first shop they said that since I was firing .357 mag out of a Marlin 1894C that I should use a slower burning powder IMR 4227. So taking their advice I got it. Then I went to my next gun shop (because the first was out of primers.. surprise) And went looking for Small Pistol Primers. When I got there, I saw a sign above the primers saying that I should be using Small Pistol Magnum primers for a .357 Mag. But in my Lee manual it says I should use small pistol. So at this point I got confused (newb mode kicked in) and I asked for help. I explained what I wanted to do and he suggested I get the small magnum primers. So I took his advice as well (He actually ended up giving me CCI #350 Large Pistol Magnum primers which wont fit in a .357 mag.. and when I noticed the mistake I called them asking if I could return it. They said no because it was an explosive and thus non-returnable. So already I am off to a good start on my reloading career..) So I guess now to my question. I hear a lot about people saying that loading .357 mag cases to 38 special loads is good for plinking ammo. Which is something safe I could start out in.. Do I change the powder charge at all when doing this? and do I use a small pistol magnum primer or a small pistol primer? And finally, for my Marlin 1894C do you have any recommendation for projectiles? Or any recommendations at all.. I'm sorry for the lengthy post, I am all steamed about this primer thing while simotaniously being confused about which primers and load data i should be using.. Thanks guys! -Lame Wanna kill these ads? We can help!