REDHAWK, I was using a Barnes VOR TX factory load with the 140 grain XPB HP. I didn't have time to work anything up then.
I since have been loading Hornady 158 grain XTP's with a near max charge of H-110 and it shoots very good out of the Encore. It also shoots great in my 6 inch Security Six. Both have red dots on them. I hope to chronograph both guns when I get home in a few days.
Probably use the Ruger SS this year and either my 44 Encore or my 5" Super Redhawk 44.