Originally Posted by Sevens
As for the non-recessed cylinder, I'm pretty sure no L-frame S&W has any recessed cylinder. I'm sure you know that, but it comes off a bit confusing in your post...as if an earlier model did have them.
I generally prefer non-recessed cylinders on go-to magnum revolvers, so I typed a little too generally without thinking specifically of the 686. Carry on.