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Taurus, Rossi, or EAA .357 mag?

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by 7.62x54R M44, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. 7.62x54R M44

    7.62x54R M44 G&G Addict

    I know there are plenty of treads like this but I cant find one with these 3 so here we go.

    I just got back from my buddy's after a couple hours of shooting and his .357 magnum revolver and am now bound and determined to finally get one for myself by the end of summer. I really dont want to spend over $400 (what I want to spend and paying for truck and M44 mods) and want a NEW one (not comfortable with most used guns). So with all that, found these 3:

    Taurus 66 with a 6 inch barrel, blued, $389

    Rossi 972, 6 inch barrel, stainless, $380

    EAA Bounty Hunter, 7.5 inch barrel (single action), $349

    I know taurus and rossi are basically the same but they are the same price basically and are DA BUT from what I have heard, the EAA is an ugly tank (good thing).

    Which would be the best for plinking, hunting, end of the world, ect. Basically, which would serve me the best overall.

    (I know for a little more I could get a blackhawk but would what the convertible and thats $500 and really dont want something that nice because its gona inevitably be a cared for "beater")

    Any other good, cheap single actions?
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  2. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Of those three, I would buy the Rossi, because it is stainless steel. If this gun is going to be tossed around, left in a truck, SHTF gun, etc., then stainless steel is a good thing.
  3. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    You Might wanna throw the Taurus Poly Protector .357 Magnum in there. It's an absolute Blast to shoot, eats anything you put in it only weighs 20 oz and dose not kick near as bad as I thought it would for a Poymore revolver.

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    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I've had a Taurus for several years now.

    I've never had had to use it...but putting it in the carry bag. It's blue...but I love it.
  5. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I have two Taurus 357,s. One is the M66 in stainless steel. I love it and very acurate with very little recoil.
  6. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo G&G Newbie

    I have had my Rossi 972 .357mag for about 5 years now. Absolutely No complaints from me. I LOVE this gun!
  7. DWFan

    DWFan G&G Evangelist

    The Bounty Hunter has potential beyond the other two. The cylinder is much longer and larger in diameter (the same dimensions and material as their .44 Magnum model) so it will accept rechambering to .357-44 Bain & Davis or .356 GNR in the future. (Use S&W M27/28 loads) For right now you can load .357 Magnum ammo with the 180gr Hornady XTP seated to the lower cannelure for an overall length of approx. 1.70" and power approaching the .360 Dan Wesson. I don't think .357 Blackhawks are available with a 7.5" barrel.
  8. lowercase

    lowercase G&G Newbie

    I recently bought a Charter Mag Pug which is a .357.

    Mine is a snubbie with a ported 2.5 inch barrel, but the "Target Bulldog" has a 4 inch barrel and adjustable sights. I paid $345 for mine at a local gun shop. It has been fine, but i did need to file down the front sight b/c it was shooting low.

    Other than that, all I've done has been to switch out the stock rubber grips with Pachmayr Compac grips because I like the way they look.

    My other .357 is a Ruger GP100 which is just awesome, but they are a lot more expensive for a new one.

    Pictured are my GP100 with 3" barrel on the left, and my Charter Arms Mag Pug on the right.

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  9. 7.62x54R M44

    7.62x54R M44 G&G Addict

    So with the Bounty Hunter, I could get into the wildcats or some supped up .357 magnum?
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