Mang Buboy, one of the staff at Northstar- he has been around and knows how to shoot pretty well/lubricate etc. - anyway, he claims that he has seen .357 cylinders destroyed by the use of .38 special reloads. He believes .38 reloads are not very high quality and are not up to specs, so bounce around a bit inside the chamber when fired and the bullet rattles down the barrel. Well, offhand I think he is either ignorant about the fact that a .357 is definitely supposed to fire .38 special too (how could he not know that?), or he's trying to get me to buy factory .38 and .357 ammo,which costs quite a lot more than the .38 reloads. Just a question to you guys :any of you have experienced damage to your .357 mag gun from firing local .38 special reloads? Do let me know. Thanks.