Originally Posted by Bruce M
I think that an N frame with a five inch barrel is the perfect compromise between the ease of the four inch on the hip and the advantages of the six inch barrel.
elmer keith once said he felt the 5" was the ideal barrel length for .44 mag., with the powder and bullet he used.
if memory serves his load was 22 gr of 2400 and a 250 gr. semiwadcutter bullet. double check me on this before you load any. i am relying on my feeble memory.