I guess the best way to resolve this is just to be blunt; I dont have to defend anything. Its my thread, I am the OP, and these are my opinions based on my experience and use with the cartridge.
You are welcome to start your own thread. Im not sure what your point was here anyway really. I was certainly not saying anything negative about the 357, the thread was merrily about the virtues of the grand old 38spl.
Lets look at some of your confusion;
"Now you are just being silly, I can do the same thing with a 357 and get 1600 fps"
"You allude that you have the experience and I, or anyone who disagrees with you are the neophyte."
"Ok, my bad, only 1476 fps."
Which is it? If you had to check figures to know a 357 mag didnt give your stated 1600 fps, I would say maybe you are.
"throw in other calibers to try and disparage the 357 Magnum."
Are you serious? You are taking a statement I made and twisting it to suit what you are wanting to say. Lets look at what I originally said;
"The 357 mag was one of my top cartridges. But when I need a magnum, I reach for the 44".
I think you completely missed the spirit of this thread.