My favorite rifle of all that I have owned is my Rossi .357 with a 16" barrel. No problems with quite a few rounds put through the barrel. Last year was my first year hunting with the rifle. It performed clean-up on a wounded 6 pointer and harvested a 10 pointer for me. Both shots under 50 yards and taken with 180 grain XTP's. If you want more information go to www.sixgunner.com and look at some articles by Paco on the .357 in leverguns.