First, it's Beretta
... not that spelling matters. Beretta bought the Uberti plant in 2001, completely gutted it, then retooled with very modern CNC machines. The Uberti, IT factory is supposed to be the most modern firearms factory in the world and is turning out some excellent products. The Uberti brand name is still used on products made before the Beretta buy out. All new products have Beretta or Stoeger brand names.
I have an early (3 digit S/N) Beretta Stampede in 45 Colt with a 7 1/2" barrel. It was made in 2003, soon after the plant was reopened. It is a beautiful gun ... color case frame, excellent fit and finish, and a perfect mix of old and new. The design is exactly like a 1873 SAA Colt with one exception ... it has a Ruger style transfer bar. What's neat is ... it loads from a half cock and has the traditional Colt clicks as the hammer is cocked. It is also safe to carry with all 6 holes stoked.
If you compare a Cattleman and a Stampede .... the only significant difference is the transfer bar and the finish. Other than that ... both are pretty faithful Colt clones.
My benchmark load of 8.5 gr Unique under a 255 gr Hornady LRNFT shoots very nice ... better than most of my Rugers. The fixed sights register perfect @ 25 yds with this factory equivalent load.
The only complaints with my Stampede was the chintzy plastic grips. Before I fired a single round, those grips were replaced with a set of Hogue woodies. The grips were made for a real Colt so I did have to do some minor fitting. Of course being a Colt clone, it is not in the same class as a Ruger for shooting heavy loads. The 357 Mag version is very strong and compares closely with a Ruger New Vaquero.
Unlike my three Ruger 45 Colts, the Stampede came right out of the box with perfect diameter cylinder throats. It also has a light and crisp trigger and the cylinder locks up tighter than a mouse's ear. Other than changing grips, I haven't had to do a single thing to this gun but load it, shoot it, and clean it.