Originally Posted by Sr40ken
I think with some of the modern powders you should get 18-1900 fps without pushing the pressure envelope. Plenty to take down a midwest whitetail. Some of the Buffalo Bore stuff is equalling .30-30 and plenty of vinison has been put on the table with those.
I take it you are talking about velocities from a rifle/carbine because those types of velocities are not possible with a 158 gr. JHP fired from a revolver regardless of powder used.
Scooter89, I don't know which Taurus revolver you are using, but I wouldn't load beyond the 35,000 PSI limit that Iowegan mentioned if you are using the 66/669/689 or Tracker series. I have experience with them all and if you do load warm with these revolvers they won't take a lot of pressure before you start experiencing sticky extraction which I feel is due to the thin cylinder walls and pressure harmonics. Except for the Tracker, the other's mentioned have the same size cylinder as a K-Frame S&W and just won't stand up very well to loads even when approaching 35,000 PSI. The Tracker has a seven shot cylinder which makes the issue even more significant.
You might want to look at the Raging Bull in .44 Magnum, but don't overlook the .41 Magnum. Last time I checked, the Raging Bull was still being chambered in .41 Magnum. A 210 gr. 41 magnum has very similar sectional density as a 240 gr. .44 Magnum. There is a good deal of load data that shows the 210 gr. .41 Magnum at over 1400 FPS to 1500 FPS from a 6" revolver. The only difference you'll notice is the lower recoil of the .41 Magnum. There are fewer bullets made for the .41 Magnum but there are still plenty of good choices including cast loads at 220 grains and higher.
Also, there are some good powder choices for both the .357 and the .41 Magnum that are not 2400/H110/W296, I have had very good results with AA#9 and Ramshot Enforcer which have less muzzleblast.