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    My new Taurus 66

    Been using a S & W M-27 for many years. Most of my loads are cast bullet at 1,050~1,100 FPS. I had some issues with the M-27 so I decided to buy another d-action revolver and decided to get a Taurus 66. I found one for a bit over $300, so I bought one. I tried it out and was very happy with it. It shoots accurately and I had no issues whatsoever with it. As I shoot single action, cocking the hammer requires much more effort than with the M-27 or my Ruger Blackhawk. Not that I am complaining. With some factory loads I didn't notice any more recoil than I get when using the M-27...which has a 8 3/8" long barrel. There is also little muzzle flip; I attribute that to the heavy lugged barrel. The bore is very smooth; I got no leading with it. My brother has a Ruger DA revolver that leads up horribly.....the bore is quite rough. IMHO this pistol is quite enjoyable to shoot and is of very high quality. It has a very good trigger pull, out of the box and the cylinder throats are of equal diameter (.357").

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    Glad to hear you are enjoying your 66, and welcome to the forum!
    ​All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

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    Nice evaluation; welcome to the forum!
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    Yep, got two older ones, myself. Love the things. Bought 'em both used for under $200 each.
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    I have 2 out of 3.....

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    Glad to hear you are enjoying your 66, and welcome to the forum!

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    Congrats on your new revolver.
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    Do you have the newer 7 round model or the older 6 round M66?
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    Congrats ! I love my model 66 and I think you will too. Great choice for a working revolver.
    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" - Benjamin Franklin

    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    Welcome to the forum.
    The 66 is a fine revolver.

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    Very happy with mine too. Got a Hogue wood grip for it, feels great.
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