...over round barrels. I was thinking the usually greater weight and lack of barrel band might have some positive effect. Or is it a case of lever action accuracy not being good enough to tell the difference anyway? Question came up when buying an 1892 rossi for reduced loads in 357, someone said spending the extra dollars on a Uberti 1873 octagonal would yeild better accuracy. My gut feeling is a lot of different factors will come into play. Action type, twist rate, individual gun, what loads are tested.. but does an octagonal barrel give it an edge?