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Son of John
July 16, 2003, 08:20 PM
Hello. I was wondering if the Taurus 608 is any good. 8 shots / 357 mag for less than 400 bucks seems to be a good deal.

Heard the heavier Taurus wheelguns had durability problems from a work friend, any opinion?

Thanks in advance

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Holiday
July 16, 2003, 09:55 PM
I have never had any problems with Tarus. I have owned three revolvers and two of their autos. I had a little m-85 .38, later a model 689 .357, and now my current carry gun is a M-605 five shooter in .357. I haven't handled a Model 608, but I have not heard what your friend said. In fact, from what I have heard, the big Taruses in .357 are really tough. After all, the 608 is built on their .44 magnum frame!

10-Ring
July 16, 2003, 11:29 PM
I had really poor luck w/ my semi auto Taurus & pretty good luck w/ my revolver. As long as you can check out the gun you buy & the trigger is okay, it should be fine.

Son of John
July 17, 2003, 12:36 AM
I called him and he told me (source is gun smith) that the 608 crane is too weak and the cause of many problems for such a heavy gun. I'm not sure what the heck this means but I assume it has to do with the cylinder mounting ?

This looks like a really rugged gun to me also and I didn't see any weak points on it when I checked it out. As heavy as it is, it should be real stable with high power loads.

Mainly, 8 shots in a wheelgun would be a blast at the range.

RON in PA
July 17, 2003, 11:20 AM
This is theory only: I know that N-frame Smiths in .357 have timing problems if shot alot in DA due to the momentum of the heavy cylinder. Could this also be a problem with the Taurus?

hoppinglark
August 8, 2003, 11:30 AM
Yeah I wonder if the ones they are making now are any good?

Freightman
August 8, 2003, 01:23 PM
I do not have any expierence with that model but I carry a 450 (45 Colt) and have 1000+ rds through it and some hot loads and no problems.

chaim
August 8, 2003, 08:02 PM
I've had three and currently have one Taurus revolver. I plan to own more plus an auto or two. I never had any problems with mine. The only issues that seem to be real seem to be with the titanium revolvers.

A steel framed 608 should be just fine. It is made on the same frame as their .44mag, which seems to be a bit overbuilt and very sturdy when compared to the S&W N-frame (it is a bit larger anyway).

denfoote
August 8, 2003, 08:38 PM
My 605 seems to work ok!! :D

coldshot03/04
August 9, 2003, 04:40 AM
Screw keeps coming loose on the side of my 44 mag. Its the one that holds the cylinder and yoke in place other than that no problems. Very Accurate handgun. I applied the Ol Ladies finger nail polish on the threads it holds it tight now.:D

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