So, here's the thing. I'm thinking I'll buy some more .357 ammo, but I run it through a Marlin lever action carbine as well as revolvers of 4" and 6" barrel length. So I'm looking at semijacketed hollow points and semijacketed lead soft (truncated) points. Anything pointy can't be used in the tube-fed carbine, and I'm looking for the most general purpose compromise. Need to be able to shoot wolves, black bears, etc. as well as vicious soda cans. I figure the soft-point bullets will provide better penetration, but with a .357 is that really necessary (East of the Mississippi, where there are no really large animals)? I'm thinking, what's the point of punching holes clean through the average wolf or coyote? Bullet weights and prices are identical for what I'm thinking about.