I've read in magazine reviews of them the barrel is somewhat oversize at about .379" and that unless you can get cast bullets sized to .379" or .380" they don't shoot very well. But the articles said jacketed shot fine. Dunno if this is true or still true or what.
Sure wish I'd gotten one in place of the 1895 Cowboy I got. My right shoulder has bursitus so bad it don't look like I'm gonna be able to shoot it. Doc gave me a shot and some medication but it ain't coming around. Fired my LW .243 with 90 BTs just once the other day on a bare shoulder and it hurt. But with the PAST pad the R700 LSS Mtn. Rifle in 7-08 was OK. I fired that 1895 Cowboy only six times and my shoulder hurt so bad for two weeks I could barely even sleep for the pain.