I have two, one with open frame and one with closed frame. For target shooting I would recommend one with closed frame like the Rogers and spencer or Remington New Army, both in .44 cal. With stout loads and conicals you can use them for hunting too.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...