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Raging Bull question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mike83, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. mike83

    mike83 New Member

    Is the Raging Bull 454 Casull a good gun to shoot. I have herd they twist your wrist bad when shooting.
  2. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member

    You have to have a good HARD grip on the gun itself. But don't lock your wrists, elbows, or shoulders. You have to ride the recoil. Just don't fight the recoil, and you'll be OK. If you haven't, I reccomend you shoot a 44 magnum first. The 454 is not the first magnum caliber you want to shoot.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2006
  3. Forge

    Forge New Member

    The good thing about the Raging bull is that it has a hefty weight to it along with a ported barrel. That helps considerably with the recoil. They also have a cushy grip. Either way, the 454 casull has 70% more recoil than the 44 magnum. As with any magnum, you'll want a firm grip on the revolver in order to avoid eating it. :what:
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Firm grip yes - but not enough to fight the recoil.

    I let any gun like this rise freely on firing, but that still allows for a secure grip. I need little excuse to repost my fave pic of My .454 Bull - breathing fire!!! Funnily enough, the Win ammo used was a bit whimpy compared with good solid Hornady type loads.

    As an example of recoil handling - peek at this video - only just over 1Mb - it is actually of my BFR in 45-70 but note, the first shot, taken by my buddy is with good grip but also stiff arms - the shock goes up thru his arm into body.

    My following three shots show how I even exaggerate (habit!) the way the gun can lift - so that no relatively harsh recoil comes up my arm.

  5. crunker

    crunker member

    Why doesn't Taurus have a Raging Bull with a foregrip?
  6. Remmi

    Remmi Well-Known Member

    I imagine it'd make it a royal pain to find a holster for it.

    Also, I don't imagine it's a good trend to set; putting 'crutches' on Big-Caliber cannons like that - the last thing we need is a bunch of 98lbs poindextres thinking they can handle the Bull because it's got a foregrip.
  7. Koveras

    Koveras Well-Known Member

    I found the porting to be the least desirable feature for me. It may have helped with muzzle rise on my 454, but it sent a nasty shock wave back into my face. My 454 SRH has more rise, but less "blast". My 454 TC Encore has even less blast but a lot more rise.

    I did not experience any exceptional twisting of the wrist on mine, at least not more than would be expected with a double action 454.

    I do have another Raging Bull in 41 Magnum that is a pleasure to shoot. But the 41 is a much lower pressure cartridge. If Taurus made a non-ported version of the 454 RB, I would have one today.
  8. zinj

    zinj Well-Known Member

    Because that would make it an NFA piece.
  9. kjeff50cal

    kjeff50cal Well-Known Member

    Please refer to P95 Carry's picture and imagine the hot high velocity particles and gas escaping the cylinder/forcing cone gap decending on your forearm:eek: .
  10. countryrebel

    countryrebel Well-Known Member

    I had the 5 and a half inch 454 raging bull and I had to fight the recoil to hit where I wanted.It screwed the nerves up in my right hand so bad that I could not shake hands with anyone for 3 months.I really liked the gun but it was just not for me.I am going back to the good ol 44mag.

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