I was always fascinated how old folks used 44-40 Winchester as universal cartridge for revolvers and also in lever action rifles. Here is the statement I found very interesting: "In both law enforcement and hunting usage, the .44-40 became the most popular cartridge in the United States, and to this day has the reputation of killing more deer than any other save the 30-30 Winchester." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44-40_Winchester As we all now, things changed dramatically in firearm industry since 1873. We have today so many powerful cartridges for revolvers that could also work very well in lever action rifles. Anyhow, please let us know what is your favorite cartridge for revolver and rifle, why did you chose it, preferred loads, and experience in general. Also, I would like to see not just standard rounds, but some wildcats too.