Join Date: Mar 2008
My advice for the Handi is to get a rifle caliber, then send it to them to put a .357 barrel on it.
If you just get the .357 Handi, it probably can't be upgraded with rifle barrels. Their web site explains it - different frames - SB1 and SB2, IIRC.
And yes I would probably have it rechambered to .357 Max
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indy - South
I reamed my Handi .357 to .357 Max. I've been trying to work up the best load, but it takes a while, because the shots move from cold bore.
I own a .357 Max reamer if someone close needs to borrow it for a couple of bucks. You can hand ream in a few minutes.
Appleseed Rifleman - 228 - I know what I am about.
Join Date: Jul 2009
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Allen County
Any thoughts on the shorter barreled versions, like the TALO. I think they are approx 18" long. Would that make much of a difference in velocity? I am pretty sure I'm going to get one and it will get reamed to MAX. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts.
Join Date: Jan 2010
I built an Encore Pro Hunter this fall with a 357 max Pro Shop barrel. I love it! I got a lot of info from the website listed above. I can shoot accurately out to 200 yards if need be. Ammuntion was purchased from Reed's Custom Ammuntion and
Rose Reloading LLC
Custom Loading of Rifle and Pistol Ammunition
Silver Lake, IN 46982
Bill is a super nice guy and very knowledgeable.