So I'm apparently on a single action kick here and I've been focusing on Ruger. I've always wanted a SA revolver in .44 magnum and I've been steered towards the Ruger Super Blackhawk due to the strength of these revolvers as well as the price. Taking a look at stainless Super Blackhawks at Bud's website, I find two that have really caught my eye, one having a slightly longer barrel with the other having a fluteless cylinder. I'll post the images below. I like the looks of the 4.62" Blackhawk slightly more as the barrel flush with the ejector is attractive IMHO. However, I'd imagine the 5.5" option will offer greater energy and this is important as I intend to use this as a trail gun in black bear country. I am curious primarily about the balance of the revolver with the different barrel lengths and if there's any real ballistic advantage afforded to the longer barrel (of less than an inch). Also, is the Super Blackhawk of today capable of handling heavy loaded .44 magnum or is this something attributed only to those from yesteryear? Thanks in advance!