You can't compare revolvers with TC pistols. I shoot my 454 SRH one handed with and without a scope. Those same loads in the Encore are totally different.
See that little thing known as a cylinder gap? It's the highest pressure release in the land of firearms. It is a ported chamber and reduces recoil like a ported barrel.
Take that gap away with a fixed barrel and velocity increases dramatically. I gain over 400 fps with standard loads. Heavy loads pick up even more velocity and recoil.
Porting will help but many hunters do not like ported barrels.
Last edited by feets; October 6, 2012 at 02:01 PM.