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    Taurus raging bull

    Is any one shooting the Raging Bull in 44 mag.? How do you like it a& what kind of accuracy are you getting? I do like the looks of it.

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    Jun 2013
    Never shot one. Taurus’ most durable design. I’d love to find one in 41 Mag.

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    Boolit Master

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    Medina, Ohio
    Never shot one either but I did briefly own a 357 Taurus that also had the ported barrel. It was accurate...with jacketed bullets. It shot my cast bullets into a pattern. Now the same loads shot fine in Colt, Ruger and S&W 357's, same bullet. My conclusion, right or wrong, was the ported barrels did not like cast bullets and it went down the road. Just my brief experience, YMMV.
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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2010
    Tom, VA
    Gun-Tests magazine recently tested a Taurus 357 Magnum revolver and found accuracy to be unacceptable.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    May 2018
    Buena Vista GA
    ive got a raging bull 480 that shoots great 8 3/8 baRREL

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    Boolit Master Gunslinger1911's Avatar
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    Central Ohio
    Raging Bull 454 here. Great gun, super strong. Never really shot it for groups on paper, but pop cans out to 50 yds are toast.
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    Boolit Mold JimP's Avatar
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    I've had a scoped 454 for about 15 years. It will group ~2 1/2" at 100. Amazing how much damage a 240 grain XTP at 1800 fps will do. Never tried to shoot cast boolits through it, though.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    People's Republic of Maryland
    My friend had a Ruger Super Redhawk in 44 with a Burris 2-7 on it. His dad owned a Raging Bull in 44 with some sort of cheap red dot on it. When the dad passed away, my friend shot his dad's Taurus and liked it so much, he sold his SRH. Less felt recoil and much better accuracy. Still hunts it to this day, happy as a clam. YMMV

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    Boolit Buddy Snow ninja's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    Had both a 454 and 41, both were great, accurate guns. The 41 had a 8 3/8" and the 454 a 6 1/2". Traded the 41 for an unfired Colt Series 70 1911. Still have the 454 but thinking about getting rid of it since I got my Freedom Arms 454.
    Long story short, you won't be disappointed. I could keep a cylinder full in a group I could cover with my first at 50 yds- that's good enough for me.
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    Boolit Buddy tigweldit's Avatar
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    Mar 2014
    N.E. Wisconsin
    I've had my 454 Raging Bull for better than 15 years. Have put over 1,000 rounds of mainly full house j-word rounds through it. No problems. Good accuracy. Just got a Lee 300 grain mold. Going to powder coated gas checked boolets from here on. I would get another one if anything were to happen to the one I have.

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    Boolit Man
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    Mar 2018
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I've got a .44 raging bull, and .454 raging judge. I haven't shot cast out of them yet, but I can shoot ragged holes with both @25yds. I owned a Ruger Redhawk in .44 and didn't like shooting it, the raging bull made me want to shoot a bunch of .44. I shot a RBH in .454 and my hand went numb after the first shot, with the judge I shot a full cylinder with no reprecussions. Shooting .45LC feels like a .22lr.

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    Boolit Master S.B.'s Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Central Illinois
    I'll play the devil's advocate here. Not fond of Taurus's customer service policies. in all honesty, you have to admit they're lacking? Hot and cold IMHO.
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    Boolit Buddy Markopolo's Avatar
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    Remote island in SE Alaska
    I have a Taurus in 44 Mag with a ported barrel... shoots fine with cast and cast is all I have ever shot with it... acceptable accuracy if I do my part...
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    Boolit Buddy engineer401's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Yakima, WA
    I never shot a Raging Bull. I have shot other revolvers. There is nothing wrong with them. However, I shoot Smith and Wesson’s a little better.

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