The new Sundance Polished Stainless Rifle!

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  1. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Anyone know anything about this 2008 Taurus .357 magnum/ .38 14 shot rifle.
    Model # C38SSR, its a pump? Its called "The Thunderbolt"

    Well i was just looking at it and it looks like a fine rifle but i don't understand why The caliber .357/.38 seems to me the caliber could be a little more fined tuned than what it is. Iffin any one hears of anything else or knows more than me I sure would appreciate the knowledge...

    Thank You in Advance for your input....Earl
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    They make it in .45 Colt, that might be a better choice, and I'm not wild about the loooooong 26" barrel.
  3. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    THANKS TF
    I was a little hesitant on the cal...so the 45 sounds like a winner?
    I still have not got all my research yet but thanks fer the heads up...
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    I think that's a dandy rifle, .357 mag picks up a LOT of steam in a rifle length barrel, I'd take it over a 45 colt any day of the week
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    Indeed the .357 does great out of an 18" barrel, but 26 is just too long and cumbersome.
    Ballistics by the inch

    Notice the .357 velocity is about optimum from 16", doesn't get better after that.

    .45 Colt makes good use out of longer barrels too, by the way.
  6. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Great information guys
    Thats what i am wanting to hear the accuracy lets say within 300 yards and the knock down at that range. Around here the average long shot on deer is 300 yards not much more. The things is i know there is a better deer rifle but this one for target practice and also maybe deer hunting..I own a Remington 30.06 and it works just fine on the deer.

    I still need to dig further into this and i will make the excuse that time was not available just yet,however i don't expect any one to do my homework...LOL but again i thank each and every one that knows something and give some input, you fellas are great.....Earl
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  7. ArkansasHunter

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    Hey Earl is this the rifle ? This one is 45 and yep they've got a 357 too. Shor is perty.

    THUNDERBOLT .45 COLT PUMP ACTION RIFLE IN STAINLESS STEEL

    [​IMG] PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Taurus Thunderbolt™ will win you over while you're winning the competition. A perfect mate to your Gaucho Single Action revolver with .45 Colt ammo, this pump action beauty is fast, accurate and authentic. With a beautiful Hardwood Stock and Forend, as well as a solid Metal Curved Crescent Butt Plate, the Thunderbolt includes a button-rifled barrel for improved accuracy, a traditional Buck Horn adjustable rear sight and an easy function feed gate. SPECIFICATIONSModel: C45SSRConstruction: SteelSafety: Manual Safety,Manual SafetyCaliber: .45 COLTForeArm: WoodLength of Pull: Capacity: 14Front Sight: FixedDrop at Heel: Barrel Length: 26"Rear Sight: AdjustableDrop at Comb: Action: PUMPTrigger Type: SmoothOrder Number: 3-450269Finish: Polished StainlessOverall Length: 43"UPC: 7-25327-21260-7Stock: Hand FittedRate of Twist: MSRP: $813.00Weight: 130 ozGrooves: 0Status: AvailablePARTS</STRONG> | MANUAL
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    Here's the rest of them...

    [​IMG] Model C357BR
    .357 MAGNUM/38 SPL. PUMP ACTION WESTERN STYLE IN BLUE STEEL[​IMG] Model C357SSR
    .357 MAGNUM/38 SPL. PUMP ACTION WESTERN STYLE IN STAINLESS STEEL[​IMG] Model C38SSR
    THUNDERBOLT C38BR .38SPL/.357MAG., STAINLESS, 26", 14 SHOT[​IMG] Model C45BR
    .45 COLT PUMP ACTION WESTERN STYLE IN BLUE STEEL[​IMG] Model C45SSR
    .45 COLT PUMP ACTION WESTERN STYLE IN STAINLESS STEEL[​IMG] Model M62C
    .22 LR, 12 RDS, PUMP ACTION CARBINE IN BLUE STEEL[​IMG] Model M62C-SS
    .22 LR, 12 RDS, PUMP ACTION CARBINE IN STAINLESS STEEL[​IMG] Model M62R
    .22 LR, 13 RDS, PUMP ACTION RIFLE IN BLUE STEEL[​IMG] Model M62R-SS
    .22 LR, 13 RDS, PUMP ACTION RIFLE IN STAINLESS STEEL
  9. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Yep Mike thats the one on the first picture. The 45 would be interesting to me. Thanks for
    posting a picture of it. I just have a brochure from Taurus and there is not very much info
    on this rifle. They did not include the price. I have been working on that garage and have been recovering all week end. Tommy fell threw the roof Friday, had ta grab him by his tool belt so he didn't make a pancake out of himself...LOL Both of us our tired...He managed to only drop the circular saw as it was running and it cut the cord in two. We called it quits fer the weekend....
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    Earl, glad no one was seriously hurt.
    Now back to the original post. That is a beautiful rifle. Let us know what else you find out. Personally I like the long barrel models that carry lots of ammo.
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    Windwalker
    I am with you on the long barrel.....I also am trying to spend some time looking at the Henrys but their costs are around $1,999..A little too much money for this old guy.
    So this one still has my attention at about $813.00 as Mike has posted in his find.

    We spent today catching up on some of Tommy's jobs that he has not got paid from yet..
    Painting five rooms and three closets, Then heading over to another house to finish oak trim work that has been neglected since December..We finished both..


    Yes, if i get some time tonight i will try to get more information..
    Good talking to ya..........Earl
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    Anyone got a ballistic chart handy for .357 vs .45lc??
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    Hey Earl the top rifle in the picture will run you $ 607.00 delivered ! From...........

    www.bud'sgunshop.com The blued model at Bud's will cost 562.00 delivered.

    You'll need someone with an FFL to fetch it for you...A.H
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    I've been looking at AK zombie killers far too much.

    I saw this picture, and immediately imagined the gun (the short barreled model) with an M4-style stock, vertical handled synthetic pump grip, ghost ring sights (or red dot), and a surpressor on the muzzle...all finished in a cool Duracoat camo scheme.

    Is this wrong?
    :scool:

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  16. Earl Easter

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    Nope thats just a sweet idea now is all.......
    We Must Have That One Also.........................LOL............
  17. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Thanks AH thats a better price yet.........
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    MSRP is often a bit on the high side...Bud's is often quite reasonable :)
  19. Earl Easter

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    Thanks Swedesteve
    It did help...Earl
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    I bought one when I wasn't looking for it, first I'd ever seen in person, and my only real impulse gun buy. The price was too good to pass up and the wife was supportive.

    We absolutely love it and would rank it among our best gun purchases. Ours is in 45 Colt, but I would have actually preferred 357/38.
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