Building on the success of the Taurus Raging Bull, this year we were treated to a new revolver built for the hunting market. The Raging Hunter, with all the features a handgun hunter needs.
World-famous hunter Fred Eichler was on hand to fill us in on the details. Fitting, since he had a hand in the development. You can also find a video of Fred harvesting an antelope with a Taurus Tracker in 357 Magnum, at 133 yards. It is always nice to have an expert end user involved in the development of a new gun.
- Cartridge: .44 Magnum
- Finish: Matte black
- Grips: Rubber w/ cushioned insert
- Capacity: 6 rds.
- Weight; 55 oz.
- Barrel length: 8.375 in.
- Height: 6.4 in.
- Width: 1.8 in.
- Action: DA/SA
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Length: 14.1 in.
- MSRP: $919
The Raging Hunter is chambered in 44 Magnum, which has proven capable of taking anything in North America. It features an 8.3-inch barrel to maximize both velocity and sight radius. A Picatinny rail is built in for red dots or magnified scopes, and the cylinder features a double locking mechanism.
Impressions & Pricing
You are probably thinking heavy, given the barrel length and the profile. I know I was. But in a very smart move, Taurus built a steel barrel encased in aluminum. This gives rigidity and strength, with serious weight savings. Unloaded, the gun tips the scales at 55 ounces, far less than appearances would suggest. The barrel is ported from the factory, which should make 44 Magnum manageable in this weight class.
MSRP is $919, which is going to make this a winner in the Magnum revolver category. Keep your eyes peeled, these will be available in May.
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