Hello everyone, I just purchased a new Stainless encore pistol with the stainless .500 S&W Mag 15" barrel with no sights, I once owned the S&W X Frame .500 8 3/8" barrel and had trouble with it locking up, I shot 500 rounds or more through it and continued having trouble even after adjusting loads, changing to harder primers, etc, I finally had enough and got rid of it! I really missed the caliber so when I decided to purchase an encore the S&W .500 was my first choice, I Guess what I'm trying to say is I'm no stranger to the .500 Mag. But man I must say this thing is a beast at the recoil end!! This gun IMO is far worse than the Big S&W X Frame I owned. I put a Leupold FX-II 4x28mm scope on it, and used the Leupold 1 piece dual dovetail base, Anyone on here have experience with the .500 encore? I seen the thread about scopes and bases, I feel confident in my Leupold scope and base holding up, anyone used this same setup? I'm very happy with the gun! cant wait for the rain to stop so I can get out and put some rounds through it.