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Taurus .357 Magma

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by gatorhugger, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger

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    Sorry, I like saying "red hot MAGMA" like Austin Powers.:cool:

    Anyway.... everyone is showing their new .357's and it's good to see an old classic get it's due.
    Here is my latest I just got.
    Taurus 608 made in Brazil, 4'' stainless, ported barrel, Hogue grips.
    The wild part is opening the cylinder and seeing 8 holes!
    Holy cow.

    Taurus semi auto quality may or may not be iffy, but this gun is as smooth as silk. Only dry fired it so far, but the trigger is factory polished and the lockup is tight. Fit and finish is as good as the Smith 65 I sold.
    Can't wait to shoot some of these 125 grainers through it tomorrow!
    Think I am risking my life shooting a Taurus? Gonna be scary..:whistling:
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  2. arclight610

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    My dad has a Taurus 66 in .357 magnum. It's a very nice revolver and smooth as silk. I don't know why people would bash Taurus's revolver quality and good price.
     

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Good looking gun. I like the full lug. Reminds me of my GP100. But, I bet it doesn't shoot as good:tongueout:
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    All the Taurus revolver I had were very accurate shooters, that one looks nice.
     
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    I never had an issue with my Taurus revolvers.

    I heard others have had some bad ones, but hopefully, yours isn't one of them.
     
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    Liquiiiiid HOT MAAAAAAGMMMUH!! :rofl:
    AWESOME Movie!
    Sweet wheelgun too! I've never shot a Taurus revolver, though I hear good things! (Even from bac!!:faint:) :whistling:
     
  7. gatorhugger

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    Besides the fact it has such high capacity, I have never seen a .357
    have 8 shots, it also has 8 porting holes which is kinda interesting.

    I have never shot any ported gun.
    I am pretty excited to see how much it tames the mighty magnum bullets.
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  8. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    The porting will reduce the muzzle flip a bit but not have any effect on recoil.
     
  9. gatorhugger

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    I have a hard time wrapping my mind around that concept. To me if the muzzle is not trying to smack my forehead then recoil HAS been reduced.
    Guess it's just something I have to experience for myself.
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    recoil forces back, muzzle flip forces up

    the porting pushes the barrel down, not to the rear
     
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Congrats on the new gun.


    2 out of the 3 I've owned, have been junk.
    These were all guns made in the last 12 years, and not a single one of them locked tight. The little 85 I still have was the only one that had a semi-decent trigger.
     
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    comparing a taurus to a smith is a joke ..

    get back on that track after youve put a handful of rounds through your taurus ..
     
  13. gatorhugger

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    Well I put 50 rounds of full power 125 grainers through it.
    The gun is still quite operational and I lived.
    Not a hangup or sticky case.
    The gun is really easy to shoot. I Highly recommend it. The trigger is hand
    finished and smoothed before it leaves the factory the same as Smith Performance guns. That is what the marketing from Taurus says, and I can attest it to be the truth.
    In both DA and SA the trigger feels exceptionally smooth. There is no creep, lag, and the break is as clean as it comes.The 8 porting holes, N size frame and heavy weight make shooting it really fun and it's as accurate as any Smith I have ever owned.

    From someone that has owned a Smith Snub, a 65-1, and a combat 66, I can honestly say the gun drives just as well as anything S&W ever built.
    Now whether it will junk out after 2000 rounds I cannot say.
    But straight outta the box, these are smooth performing revolvers.
    Might want to try a 608 before saying anything bad about it.
     
  14. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    I have owned 6 (7?) tauri and the revolvers aren't bad, but Smith Performance Center quality?


    :rofl::rofl:


    Not knocking your gun by the way, just your subjective opinion. They are pretty decent revolvers.
     
  15. gatorhugger

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    Have you tried this particular Taurus? I didn't think so.
    I too have owned different Taurus revolvers, and not a one was like this trigger. They truely polished the trigger innards smooth as silk.
    I have shot Smith Performance guns, and I have shot old pythons, and while this is not quite there, it's better than any other revolver I have shot that is less than $600. Try a dry fire at the gun shop before you judge, I'm very impressed by the trigger.
     
  16. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    All the Taurus revolvers have been decent that Ive owned. The trigger wasnt the best, but seemed to smooth up some after a couple hundred rounds. That is a nice looking .357 you got, thats for sure !
     
  17. gatorhugger

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    Thanks, I like it alot. I like shooting magnums and I sold my 65 and had another Taurus 605 stolen, so this got me back in the magnum game.
    Thanks to a couple other GT members for hooking me up with some good ammo too!
    The stuff is fairly pricey if bought in the stores.
    BTW, Cabelas also has some Sellier and Bellot in stock for $19.95 for 50 rounds if anyone needs any FMJ at a good price. It's good stuff.
     
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    Congrats gator on the 608 . Good looking revolver you got there.
     
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    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Congrats on your new shooter.
     
  20. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I've had 3 Taurus revolvers, all have been flawless and still have two of them. Both are ti snubs and both are the two weapons I defend my life with.