Gun Report

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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Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
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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