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    My new-to-me Taurus 669, 357 Magnum - 6 inch

    The new toy is here!

    The Blackhawk was a nice gun, but I was missing the Taurus 66 357 pretty badly. From the best I can tell, there is no difference in accuracy at 25 yards, which some folks will find hard to believe. I've measured the groups with calipers and compared the results. As they say, it is what is!

    Gunbroker and Gunsamerica had some Dan Wesson's that looked good. But I had one, and guess what...

    Yep, the Taurus outshot it. Then I noticed a used Taurus 669 (six shot), the predecessor to the seven shot 66. It had no bids, looked good to me so here's my $269 6inch Taurus 669, manufactured in 1992 (per serial lookup on the Taurus website).



    It arrived yesterday and was cleaned up. Can't have any of that copper messing up the cast bullets about to be shot! The best loads in the 66 weren't the best in the Blackhawk and now the best in the Blackhawk aren't the best in this new gun. Midrange and light loads just haven't translated well. My first group of H110 and the 180 grain Keith, rested and using iron sights did good (25 yards). I plan to load some more for tomorrow:

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    Beautiful revolver you have there,prgallo!
    It looks new, but those have not been for commercial sale for quite a few years now.

    I shot commercial loads only through mine. It was a stainless 6 inch model as well, but was sold for a shorter Taurus 66. My loss.

    Mine liked the 158gr. rounds at +P velocity and magnum velocity for that time. Things changed a bit since then as far as ammo goes.

    For some reason all my Tauri .357 magnums also like 140gr. fodder.

    I told a lie. Taurus over in Brazil has those still for sale and has for years commercially for use in Brazil. Just not here.

    Looks like you have a good one!

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    man what a great price.. congratulations
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    Thanks, good deals usually happen for the "other guy". This one worked out well, glad I was scanning GunBroker.
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    Outstanding deal on a great gun, congratulations!
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    I had a 689.
    Loved it

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    I have a 6" model 689 .357 and just love it!!! The gun shoots great and has a great feel to it! You will be very happy with it!

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    Very nice find, shoot often and enjoy.

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    Outstanding deal on a true Taurus Classic!





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    prgallo, I have the same gun (1996) but with a 4" barrel. Mine is ported and compensated, is your 669 ported? Mine is a finitely accurate firearm.
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