When I got the 77/357, it was based on utilitarian motives. I already had 357 in the house and I had the reloading ability for such. After shooting it, reloading for it from mild to wild, and carrying it around, I have decided I scored. A blind hog got an acorn. Cat sneeze loads do not require ear plugs. Even if you shoot from inside a dwelling. Dinosaur loads do need earplugs. All were "minute of pie plate" at 50 yards. Easy handling. Decent sights for that range. Very happy. Thank you, Ruger.