Picked up one of these long-barreled single shots in a trade at the store and came home with me for around $125...finally got it out this weekend and turned it loose with 300 and 350 gr. Hornadys and 4198. Only flies on this rifle are that it's a single shot, and too much drop in the butt (a malady I share with the rifle!) with a steel buttplate (my buttplate is nowhere near as firm as steel!)
My neck, which has three fused vertebrae since last shooting a big bore of any kind, let me know it's displeasure afterwards, but I went into it with a sinus headache, and hope I just aggravated with the recoil from this rifle.
Recoil was nowhere near what I felt from the heavier Marlin Cowboy gun I had in this chambering, could be the near foot-longer barrel.
With 4198 it doesn't 'need' the 32 incher, maybe I should try it with some FFF or Pyrodex CTG before having it chopped!
Fun gun! With their 'spare barrel' program, I'm shipping it out this week for one of the .38-55 barrels while they're still available for like $88.00, and maybe one of the .45 Colt barrels, to boot!