I know it can take full power magnums, but how comfortable is that going to be out of a 29.5 ounce revolver?
This is the reason I changed my mind and went with the more readily available Smith 64. Stainless, fixed sights, 38 +P capable. Honestly, I really don't like the blast/flash/recoil of full house 357 loads in a 4" revolver.
Tried it with the 686 and the GP100. At 6' 2", 255lb, I don't THINK I'm a wimp, (could be wrong, I suppose
) but it's just no fun.
If you reload, you can shoot a semi-hard cast 158gr bullet at over 1000fps.. which should be enough medicine for anything I have a need to be shooting at.
I got my 64 at Sportsmans Warehouse for $249 about 3 weeks ago. Very nice, round butt, looks like it was carried some, and shot very little. I'll try to post pics sometime.