I had been looking at different revolvers and the taurus was one I considered , before buying my Ruger Redhawk . I just liked the way the Ruger fit my hand better than the Taurus did . Are you planning to hunt with it or is it just a carry gun .
Just tote it while scouting,mostly.I want to shoot a deer or a hog at ranges of 30 yds or less.I thought about a 1911 .45 cal,but have been seing this gun in pawn shops everywhere,and cheaper than a redhawk.I like the way it looks.My uncle said the taurus used to be as good as the rugers,but they didn't get the credit they deserved.I think for what I have in mind it will work fine.I was just curious about the accuracy.It does have an 8 3/8" barrel.Also it dual action which should help with the accuracy right?I'm new to the pistol hunting scene,and I think it's alot of money to spend to make a mistake.That's why I was looking for advice.Thanks for the help guys. ;D
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2005 9:11:17 GMT -5 by ranchand99
If using it to hunt it should be a good choice at the range you're saying. The barrel looks nice and heavy so you'll have a less flip in the recoil. And you can get some nice hunting loads in 44mag. Double action is a good option. If I've the time I'll single action shoot versus double, unless the trigger pull is smooth on double. Some people use 1911 45's to hunt, I wouldn't myself, JMO.
My hubby has a battery operated head set that silences the shot but not normal sounds. Can't think of what brand I got him (or exactly what the heck they're called either) they work great. In fact you can turn the sound up so even rustling leaves sound loud. Was gonna try his turkey hunting but kept forgetting.
I bought my Redhawk because we have been getting more and more bear on the place we hunt . At least that was the excuse I used to get it . The electronic muffs work great on the range but I can't see me walking through the woods with them on . Peltor Tactical or EarPro are both good .
Post by lonegunman on Jul 18, 2005 19:14:09 GMT -5
Your uncle is right about the Taurus not getting enough credit.
I shoot a S&W Model 29 and Ruger Super Blackhawk and while I wouldn't give them up for anything, I've shot the Raging Bull in both .44 mag and .454 Casull and liked them both quite a bit. (never have shot the .480, but I hear it's a hoot)
Don't be intimidated by the recoil. It's not as bad as people make it out to be.
If you need to; spend some time getting a good set of grips. (I prefer Pachmayers) That goes a long way to settling you down.
Some time in the gym helps too. Work on your forearms and triceps and you'll get better control than if you just worked on your wrist strength alone.
Send me a pm if you want and I'll send you my routine for arms. I shoot my .44 magnums all year and it's nice to be able to hold the gun at full arms length for a time without getting tired.
I had the raging bull in .454 Casull. like someone else here commented, having a good set of rubber grips helps alot. my raging bull also had it's barrel ported which help alot with recoil.
I prefer the S&W 629 with a long barrel better though. just fits my hand better, and I have better control with it. Also, I had a gunsmith in Vermont tune the 629 to perfection. and he didn't like Taurus's, so that also had a lot to do with it.
I use the Pelter tactical 6S both on the range and in the field. I like it a lot. In the field I crank the volume control to max, and can hear any decent size animal walking near me a lot sooner then I would with my 50+ year old ears that have spent too much time in the indoor range and on the USAF flightline long before people gave a crap about hearing loss. then they shut down as soon as I shoot, muffling the sound very well. so they work well in both modes.
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