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44 Magnum: Taurus Raging Bull v S&W 629 v Ruger SRH v Colt Anaconda?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by el Godfather, Mar 16, 2012.


44 Magnum: Taurus Raging Bull v S&W 629 v Ruger SRH v Colt Anaconda?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2012.
  1. Colt Anaconda

    23 vote(s)
  2. S&W 629 Classic

    41 vote(s)
  3. Ruger Super Redhawk

    44 vote(s)
  4. Taurus Raging Bull

    11 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR,
    I want to know which of the following DA revolvers do you prefer:
    -Taurus Raging Bull
    -S&W 629
    -Ruger Super Redhawk
    -Colt Anaconda

    If you have had experience with these do let me know.

  2. drunkensobriety

    drunkensobriety Well-Known Member

    Wow, right now the classic 629 gets no love. I like the 629 - I'd just rather have the Ruger, it's just as accurate (arguably, after a trigger job) but will last a lot longer and I can throw *anything* in there. Smiths have great triggers but they're a bit daintier.
  3. 2zulu1

    2zulu1 Well-Known Member

    My M629/6.5" Classic shot a sub 1" group at 31 meters, extremely smooth DA action is a pleasure to shoot.

    I no longer load for maximum MVs, an extra 150fps 'might' gain an extra 1/2" of penetration, which means a 210gr JHP running in the 1500s is plenty for soft tissue penetration IMHO. :)
  4. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    SRH pure hunter !!! & the weight tames the 44 to a tolerable level so ya can get in a good amount of practice/load development !!!
  5. trapper500

    trapper500 member

    44 Magnum

    Ruger super redhawk
  6. Starter52

    Starter52 Well-Known Member

    The Colt Anaconda, except that a used Anaconda will cost you 2x the price of the other guns listed. The Colt Anaconda is a good gun, but not at twice the price of the Ruger.
  7. danjet500

    danjet500 Well-Known Member

    No experience with the Taurus or the SRH but I do have three DA .44 magnums
    to choose from. I enjoy shooting the Colt the most. It's a little more muzzle heavy than the other two and doesn't seem to recoil as hard. The Redhawk has the best trigger and will take the heaviest loads. And I enjoy the 29 because it looks like a DA revolver should.

  8. Tomcat47

    Tomcat47 Well-Known Member

    All of them! .......... Not a Bad Apple in the bunch!

    The bigger dilemma would be at the range.....Oh which do I want to shoot first???

    Too many .44 magnums.....not enough ammo....not enough daylight! :D

    I voted Taurus, but you did not have a button for all of them, and secondly I have a Taurus 444. And it is a great gun and very fun to shoot! I particularly like the 8-3/8 ported barrel and factory grips with recoil insert, and at 63 ounces it is easy to shoot it all day!

    I have owned all that are listed as well ..... and there just is not a down side to none of them....well maybe I will agree with Starter52 on prices of Anacondas......
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  9. PastorAaron

    PastorAaron Well-Known Member

    Love the Super Redhawk. Had a chance to put a bunch of rounds through one about a month back. Been longing for one ever since.
  10. scott5

    scott5 Well-Known Member

    Hello all,
    Where is the spot for the Dan Wesson?:D
  11. Alaska444

    Alaska444 member

    Ruger Super Redhawk. It is the only one of your choices that can handle the hot, hot loads without a problem. Maybe not as pretty as some of the others, but if you are looking at no limitations on what can be shot with available ammo, go with the SRH.
  12. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    I think Anaconda is now collectible for sure.

    SRH is built tough for sure.
  13. theicemanmpls

    theicemanmpls Well-Known Member

    Taurus Raging Bull v S&W 629 v Ruger SRH v Colt Anaconda

    The Colt stays behind glass and never gets shot. For me worthless. I collect old smith wheel guns but they all get shot. If someone don't need the colt, though, I will take it.

    The S&W for the range, smaller big game, and of course SD.

    The Ruger same has the S&W but can be loaded for big bear.

    The taurus same has the S&W, and SRH, but no heavy stuff. That is, when it's not at factory repair center, or en-route to and from.

    Just saying,,,,,
  14. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    My Anacondas get shot.



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  15. FloriDave

    FloriDave Active Member

    Super Redhawk for me. Very accurate, a great shooter. I've shot it for years at 7.5 inches for hunting, sometimes with scope. A few years ago I made it 4.5, removed billboard on side of barrels, fiber optic sight. Love this gun...
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  16. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    Get the Super Redhawk. The trigger should be nice out of the box. Change the sights and stocks if you want; otherwise, it's ready to go.

    I really like the Alaskan with 2.5" barrel. Nothing like a 44 Magnum snubbie!
  17. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Taurus Raging Bull - Don't care for the "styling" of the gun, concerned about quality.

    S&W 629 - Good looks, good performance, good reputation.

    Ruger Super Redhawk - Excelent reputation but IMO ugly as sin.

    Colt Anaconda - Excelent reputation but too expensive for my tastes.
  18. Alaska444

    Alaska444 member

    Oh, so ugly only a mother could love it, but WOW what a performer!! Wouldn't trade mine for anything.
  19. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Well-Known Member

    What are your plans for the handgun? What barrel length??

    For hunting, if you plan on scoping it, I would go with the Ruger Super Redhawk. I have one, and love it. My SRH has the 9 1/2" barrel.

    If you don't want a scope, I would still go with a Ruger, this time a Super Blackhawk. I also have a SBH, with a 7 1/2" barrel. You could go shorter for a little easier carry.
  20. Swing

    Swing Well-Known Member

    All beauties, but the Colt Anaconda just has a certain something.

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