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Taurus Model 608 .357 Magnum

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The S&W had better accuracy in a package that was better made, smaller and lighter, and easier to scope. The only reason to buy the Taurus is if you want a truly massive .357.

Taurus Model 608 .357 Magnum

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Home Defense
Hunting
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Taurus made a huge .357 that defies our ability to define a need for it. Silhouette? Hunting? If you need it, only you will know why. We found that Taurus makes a scope mount that clamps onto the ventilated rib of the barrel. This gives a Weaver-type base, onto which a scope may be easily mounted
Yep, there are eight holes there. Lockup was tight, but accuracy wasn't as good as the Smith.

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