I have to recommend a 6" GP100 in stainless steel. The GP is reliable, accurate and maintenance is minimal. Additionally, you can shoot hot .357 all day without concern for a timing issues. It is true an older pre-lock 586/686 has a better trigger out of the box IMO but S&W included a caveat in their instruction manual to avoid too many +P 38 Special....believe it or not I stared in disbelief myself. Perhaps they were concerned about lead/powder/copper build-up...Clean your weapon good after use and either brand should serve you well. A .357 is plenty for a whole lotta game... do a search on Col. Wesson's hunting exploits with a cast lead 158 grain .357 in the 1930's before the advent of advanced gunpowders available today.