That S&W 686 .357 really IS a fun piece to shoot. I've got mine only 2 months ago and it has a 6 inch barrel. Consistantly putting all 6 in an 8 inch circle @ 35 ft with .38 special Gun Show Reloads in SA and I've only been shooting 6 months and only got this revolver to the range 3 times. 50-100 rounds a trip, it's fun. That long barrel pays off. Great for mountain hiking as well, but remember your bells for the bears. Give them a chance to avoid you.
There really isnt anything else in between the .38 and the .22 in a revolver is there? Except for maybe that Taurus 905 in 9mm with moon clips, right ? I am still new at this. Even reloads cost more tham the 9mm I put through my 92FS. Always looking for a way to stretch the range money. Already have an SR22 but I'm looking for another wheel gun to play with.