I like shooting Remington .38 Specials Lead Round Nose out of my .357 for just "shooting around." When I use the .357's my gun hits the same spot with Federal's as it does with the Remington .38's. I use 158gr. for both .38's and .357's. Some people think that Remington's are too dirty but I like to clean my firearms almost as much as I do shooting them
I agree......for plinking at the range, .38 SPL is the way to go. If you really enjoy shooting, look into getting a good C or O-ring press and rolling your own. You will not only save money (over time), but you will get a great deal of satisfaction hand-loading ammo that will do exactly what you want it to.
A good .357 handgun is very versatile indeed....And later on, you can pick up a handy little bolt or lever action rifle in .357 to go along with your little Ruger.....Good Luck and Good Shooting
>>>>>>>>>> Don in SC <<<<<<<<<