SEARCHED... Taurus Raging Bull users chime in!!!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by slip, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. slip

    slip New Member

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    Okay.... So the Raging Bull line has definitely interested me.. and I am for sure going to buy a Raging Bull in either .44mag or .454 casull.

    I tried to search and read up about ammo type and their differences, but I can only find the questions and answers of which is more powerful and what has a stronger kick and whatnot.

    Are there any major differences worth noting between a .454 casull and a .44 mag aside from price, power output, etc? What grain is standard in each of these calibers? Anything else worth mentioning??

    I also did searches of dis-assembly for the Raging Bull series and couldn't find anything about it. How extensive is the cleaning of one?

    I will admit I don't really know much about revolvers, but after shooting one at the range, I fell in love with them. Granted, we were only shooting .38 special on some sort of revolver whose name I forgot, it was still a lot of fun shooting them.
     
  2. canebrake

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    454 Casull........240 gr XTP JHP..........1,900 ft/s.....1,923 ft·lbf
    44 Rem Mag....240 gr Bonded JSP.....1,500 ft/s.....1,200 ft·lbf

    Yea, big difference.

    Don't know what you want this for other than the sheer testosterone value but if you really want the biggest dick you should look at the 460 S&W Mag and get a real revolver to shoot this round!

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    45 LC - 454 Casull - 460 S&W Mag

    460 S&W mag...300 gr Buffalo Bore.....2,060 ft/s.....2,826 ft·lbf

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    Michael Golden recommends his 460 XVR Magnum.
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Holy mother of PEARL!!! :eek:

    How does that stack up against the 500magnum?

     

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  4. slip

    slip New Member

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    Oh my christ on a cracker..... I cannot believe that gun...
    and yes, it is moreso for the "sheer testosterone value" lol.

    The reason why I love raging bulls so much is because of their look; the barrel is nice and thick and square looking. I'm not a fan of the "circular" type so it looks really good, and everyone seems to love their RB.

    Where can I purchase the 460 xvr? That gun is definitely beast and something I would want to add to my arsenal... well, start my arsenal off at. haha.
     
  5. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    What? This will be your first handgun?? Seriously bad mistake friend.

    Why do people getting a first revolver or handgun always want the biggest and baddest?

    Get something smaller, learn good shooting and get training, then move up when you're ready.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Is this seriously your first handgun? I agree with goju, you need to work your way up to a hand cannon like that. Shoot, you need to work your way up to a 357 mag let alone a 460!
    If you ABSOLUTELY have to have a magnum handgun, please go get a 357 and shoot 38s in it for a good 6 months on a regular basis(read as minimum one a week), get some experience with a softer recoil weapon, get some training and practice good fundamentals, then jump to the 357.
    The ideal route would be starting with a 22 though.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

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    Indeed Slip, I concur here on the good advice by Goju and Spitty. Start small, practice and practice some more and become familiar with the fundamentals, then work your way up from there. Patience grasshopper. :)

    Do not let envy get in the way of practical. It will be well worth the wait in the long run, trust me. ;)

    Jack
     
  8. crossfire

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    You can always get a .454 Casull Raging Bull and shoot .45 Colt cowboy loads in it until you learn proficiency. Be prepared to spend hour upon hour practicing and a ton of money, even if you reload. People have the mistaken belief that shooting a handgun accurately is easy; it isn't. With little or no previous experience, you'll be lucky to consistently hit a 9" paper plate at 50 yards shooting off hand your first time out with a big-bore.
    There is a very legitimate reason why most folks start with a .22.
     
  9. slip

    slip New Member

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    Well I will be getting a few as my first guns, I'm getting one of the revolvers we've been talking about, a glock in .40, and maybe an infinity hi capa.

    Yeah but I'm pretty good at handling recoil in my opinion. Granted I've only shot about 6 guns (not much) but I had some pretty nice groupings at 35ft, 40ft, and 50ft with most of the guns I shot. My favorite one so far is my friend's G-22, and I group the best with that gun.

    :)

    Thanks for your opinions guys. I probably will end up getting a G-22 and get a revolver a month or so after. I will probably be spending 20 hours each weekend at the range to better my shot. I've read on a lot of techniques and a lot of methods on shooting stance, trigger pull, etc. I'm ready to make the commitment.
     
  10. canebrake

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    1500s460s454c445supermag475linebaugh.jpg

    S&W500 - S&W460 - 454Casull - 445Super Mag - 475Linebaugh
     
  11. Txhillbilly

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    I have owned just about every brand and model of the 44 Magnum over the years,and the only ones I still have-well my dad has my Ruger Redhawk-is my Taurus Raging Bull and Ruger Redhawk. The only one I regret getting rid of is my Dan Wesson with 4 different barrels.
    The Ruger is built better,but the Taurus shoots rings around it.
    I have never had trouble out of either one of them,and have taken game with both of them several times.

    If you want a badazz hunting pistol though,the S&W 460 is a deer killing machine,but gets awfully expensive to load.
     

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  12. slip

    slip New Member

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    I probably will never go hunting with it. Just want to have it as part of my arsenal :)
     
  13. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Where's the .480 Ruger? :)
     
  14. Viking

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    I'm 5' 11" 157 lbs and my Redhawk is at the high end of what I feel comfortable about. So far, due to firing hundreds of rounds through it, it is the most accurate handgun I own. There was a time that I really wanted a Desert Eagle in 50 cal. but after I handled them a few times I came to the reality it was just too big for me. Another thing about those large caliber revolvers is the ammo cost. If it wasn't for handloading I really couldn't afford to do much shooting with the 44 mag or even with my pistols in 40 S&W. If you do get a Taurus get Hogue grips.
     
  15. MB44

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    Hogue Grips ??? I might go off topic, so here is the chance for the Moderators to kick me somewhere else... :D
    In my opinion, Taurus have prodcued the best grip ever for a revolver, but I have to say that I have not seen the Hogue grips for Taurus. The grip on the Taurus is ergonomically correct in the sense that it has a non slippery surface, and the grip is wider to the top and slimmer to the bottom. So when the gun recoils it prevents the gun to slide through your fingers.
     
  16. Viking

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    This may be so but a friend of mine that has a Taurus Tracker had a problem with the non slip surface coming off his grip and asked me what he could do, I told him Hogue made grips for his and he found them at a local firearms store. When I handled the factory grips they felt too soft. He showed me after he installed the Hogue grip and they felt better than the factory grips. The Hogue grips are ergonomic as well as being advertised as trimable to fit the owners hands.
     
  17. MB44

    MB44 New Member

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    Point taken...One should never give up on improving matters. I will definitely check it out....
     
  18. diggsbakes

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    It's not the best idea to invest in a firearm for it's "looks", unless you're going to hang it on the wall that is. A S&W will probably cost you at least double what the Taurus would, but it will last through multiple lifetimes of shooting.
     
  19. Jusselin

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    i couldnt agree more, my raging bull sits in the safe most of the time, i want to put a scope on it and some wood grips all just for looks and it will be shot rarely, not a good daily use kinda gun, plus its huge and bulky, BUT, i like the way it looks and feels in my hands.

    I am not familiar with the other revolvers that every one is suggesting but i am sure they know what they are talking about....here is my .02

    if you want the raging bull, get it! it shoots very well, i love it, but i also got it mostly for the novelty look of having a big bad ass .44 mag revolver...not to carry with me at all times
     
  20. rustydarabbit

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    LOL !!!


    :p sorry guys ! by the time you've pulled that thing your already stabbed to death.