My new .357 Magnum revolver (video)


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Steve32
March 10, 2012, 11:52 PM
A short video about my new revolver. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VackBtZAO4U

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ArchAngelCD
March 10, 2012, 11:56 PM
Why didn't you warn us it was a Taurus? lol

Good luck with your new revolver, enjoy!
That one looks like a copy of the Ruger instead of a S&W...

skidder
March 11, 2012, 12:24 AM
Congratulations. Let us know how she shoots.

Walkalong
March 11, 2012, 10:15 AM
Congrats. Enjoy.

Lawdawg45
March 11, 2012, 11:06 AM
I see the cylinder is loose right out of the box.:uhoh:

LD

skidder
March 11, 2012, 11:40 AM
I see the cylinder is loose right out of the box.
Noticed that too, but I think that's just how they make them now. I checked all the new Taurus in 3 stores before I bought mine, and they were all that way.

Lawdawg45
March 11, 2012, 11:50 AM
Noticed that too, but I think that's just how they make them now. I checked all the new Taurus in 3 stores before I bought mine, and they were all that way.
In a 1911 that type of tolerance might be acceptable, but in a revolver I call it poor quality. I have a 50 year old S&W J frame that is tighter than the Taurus featured in the video!

LD

Iggy
March 11, 2012, 12:13 PM
Jeez, do you guys take toys away from babies too? Let the man enjoy his new acquistion. It was/is important enough to him that he wanted share.

Lighten up a bit.:cool:

Seven High
March 11, 2012, 12:28 PM
As long as it is accurate and reliable, I would not be concerned about a little looseness. Congratulations on your purchase.

skidder
March 11, 2012, 02:55 PM
Jeez, do you guys take toys away from babies too?
Only if there's a choking hazard.
Just kidding....:D

You're off to a good start...those 38's should be a pleasure shoot. Again, let us know how she shoots!

TennJed
March 11, 2012, 02:59 PM
In a 1911 that type of tolerance might be acceptable, but in a revolver I call it poor quality. I have a 50 year old S&W J frame that is tighter than the Taurus featured in the video!

LD
So you are on record as saying that Taurus Revolvers are of the same quality as the average 1911? ;) As a Taurus owner it is refreshing to see some positive comments on Taurus instead of the usual bashing

bikemutt
March 11, 2012, 03:07 PM
Enjoy, that 608 is an accurate shooter with a decent trigger out the box.

Confederate
March 11, 2012, 10:27 PM
I see the cylinder is loose right out of the box.:uhoh:
You really need to cock it and see how tight it is. That said, I don't have any revolvers that are that loose prior to being cocked, but I have some that are close. One Rossi 88 I own is somewhat loose, but when you cock it it's tight as a vault. I doubt that Taurus is tight, cocked or not.

Take some jacketed bullets and drop one into each chamber. If it's as bad as my Taurus revolvers were, they'll drop right through. If they catch, congrats on getting a good one!

Lawdawg45
March 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
So you are on record as saying that Taurus Revolvers are of the same quality as the average 1911? ;) As a Taurus owner it is refreshing to see some positive comments on Taurus instead of the usual bashing

Not really, I'm saying they are the equivalent to a 1945 mass produced military weapon, whose tolerance was intentional to account for conditions, the Taurus is just related to inferior machining :rolleyes:

LD

Certaindeaf
March 12, 2012, 01:29 PM
You really need to cock it and see how tight it is..
No, you need to drop the hammer and keep the trigger to its rearmost position and then check for play.

Confederate
March 12, 2012, 07:14 PM
No, you need to drop the hammer and keep the trigger to its rearmost position and then check for play.
As you wish.

It makes no difference in any of my revolvers, and I've tried it on both S&W and Ruger revolvers. Colts may be different.

My issues with Taurus is that the chambers are frequently not throated properly and other tolerances are off. As long as minor play in the cylinder doesn't get progressively worse, I don't know that it makes a big difference in accuracy.

If people have Taurus revolvers and enjoy them, I'm thrilled. I just can't ever trust them again having had the problems I've had. I have a Taurus PT-92 that's a great gun, but Pietro, he sell the Beretta tooling equipment to the competition. Not so smart, Pietro!! Initially, the PT-92/99s were substandard copies (again because of tolerance issues), but over the last few years, Taurus has made their PT-92/99s first class pistols. They just can't do the same thing to their revolver line. Making revolvers is difficult because quality control is such a bitc...er...bear. The steel has to be the proper hardness and (hardest yet) the throat sizes, cylinder gaps, headspace and bore size have to be right on. S&W puts all these on their short forms and they don't care so much if their guns have poor stainless finishes, MIM hammers/triggers or aren't very attractive.


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/256.jpg

S&W revolvers like this Model 60 used to be pretty and work well.
Now they cut corners on looks while concentrating on tolerances.

Mr.Revolverguy
March 12, 2012, 07:39 PM
That loose cylinder really doesn't mean much at as it is not in full lockup. I have seen brand new S&W's with this sort of movement until you put it in full lock up. Rugers are often times held up as the tightest production revolvers made and I have seen multiple Super Redhawks like that.

weregunner
March 13, 2012, 03:57 AM
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http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/15648-revolver-buyers-checklist.html

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Things to consider. :)

Steve32
March 18, 2012, 04:20 AM
Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I'm not sure about the loose cylinder, but I willl make a range report video later. :)

ORHunter79
March 18, 2012, 10:37 AM
Jeez, do you guys take toys away from babies too? Let the man enjoy his new acquistion. It was/is important enough to him that he wanted share.

Lighten up a bit.:cool:

Good post.

Congrats on your new revolver.

chuckpro
March 18, 2012, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I'm not sure about the loose cylinder, but I willl make a range report video later. :)
Steve

Don't worry "about the loose cylinder" just go out and shoot it. Shoot factory ammo and it will last a long time.

I am not a Taurus armorer but on a Smith the cylinder should rotate a little bit with the hammer down and the trigger at rest. I would have to dig out my manual to get the specs. As stated above the quick test to determine if the cylinder is loose is to dry fire on an empty cylinder and hold the trigger back. With the trigger back there should be no movement in the cylinder front to back or rotation.

Master Blaster
March 18, 2012, 04:30 PM
If the star is like a modern S&W no locator pins, you also need 3 fired cases in the cylinder charge holes, as the star will rotate back and forth a little without cases in the charge holes.

sugerwater
March 18, 2012, 07:44 PM
screw head looks buggered-up on side plate.

weregunner
March 19, 2012, 09:29 AM
Steve32, excellent work. Good camera work and like the briefing.

You done good!

Enjoy the 66. Got one similar to yours.

Those are fun to shoot durable and reliable.

The video tells the facts.

Steve32
May 20, 2012, 05:57 AM
I shot it, runs perfectly. Check out the range video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTeiay4y06o

:)

jad0110
May 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
Nice 66. I owned a 6" example 6 or 7 years ago and stupidly sold it. If I find another for a bargain and it passes my checks, I'd pick it up in a heartbeat.

As for the rotational play, I'm not sure what others are seeing. All of my S&Ws, Rugers and Taurus (nearly 20 of them, most used and a few new) all have some rotational wiggle in the cylinder when not in full lockup. All shoot fine, no worries.

Cocked & Locked
May 21, 2012, 07:44 AM
I've never owned a Taurus revolver so have no experience with them. That is a nice looking 7-shooter and the best made YouTube gun mini flick I've seen! Thanks for sharing that.

As far as the cylinder play...looks fine to me. I pulled my 642 S&W from 1997 out of back pocket...seems to have same amount of play as your Taurus.

I checked some other S&W's and my Ruger SP101...all have some rotational wobble. Nature of the beast.

Congrats on your new .357!

Steve32
May 26, 2012, 07:31 PM
Yes, people said scary things about the cylinder, but It works fine. :)

PO2Hammer
May 26, 2012, 10:50 PM
Congrats on the .357! My favorite caliber.
Now you just need a reloading press.

Steve32
July 14, 2012, 06:55 PM
I rather just keep buying ammo online. Sometimes I find really good deals.

Here is another video about the same .357 mag.

Dirty Harry style Magnum shooting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxqJys26QKw

:D

Jaymo
July 14, 2012, 07:42 PM
The only problem I've ever had with the many Tauri I've owned, was finding the one I wanted, locally.

bluethunder1962
July 14, 2012, 07:47 PM
Everytime I want that new gun feeling I am going to watch this. You just saved me a ton of money. I can't believe you even opened that booklet that came with it. I just thought that was packing.

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