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I'm returning to hunting after a long time of being away.

I'm considering one of two Taurus revolvers as a sidearm: (Where I hunt, only the ignorant and naive go without a sidearm)

I'm considering these two:

1. MODEL 444 ULTRALITE .44 MAGNUM REVOLVER (4in barrel)
2. RAGING BULL MODEL 454, 454 CASULL REVOLVER (5in barrel)

I'm very interested in reading comments from owners of these revolvers.

Thanks, and have a great day.
 

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Great choices! welcome to the forum btw

I guess it depends on couple of things; how important is the weight of the gun and what kind of criters do you need to protect yourself from.

Raging Bull w/ 5" will be ~51oz while the 4" UltraLight is ~30oz! Also I'm not sure how the later will handle the hot .44mag loads. But either way you get more power with the .454.
 

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Chereeo NVDGhunter, wish I knew all these different model number of Taurus that are quoted.

I'm guessing you will be hunting deer and maybe some porkers. The .44 magnum bust clean through a deer broadside...at least it did at 50 yards for my Ruger.

I would opt for the .44 magnum, maybe in a RB would be my choice. The ultra lites are usually made of materials that don't hold up well from a lot of shooting.

You can get one in 4 or 5 inch barrel, and a shoulder holster would keep it under your coat so brush and limbs won't hurt it.

I'm too old to hunt, but wish you luck in it.


Check out the other thread by Justice4all, his wife proved the point on the RB in .44 magnum.


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You can get one in 4 or 5 inch barrel, and a shoulder holster would keep it under your coat so brush and limbs won't hurt it.
unfortunatelly there is no 5in .44mag Raging Bull :-[; just the .4in ultralight and the usual 6.5" and 8.3" Raging Bulls....
 

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Thanks for the input

Thanks for the input everyone.

I live in Northern Nevada and I'll be hunting cougar. In addition to the large cats that abound, there are MANY black bears where I'll be hunting. So a sidearm is a must.

I hope to do some bear hunting in both the lower 48, and Alaska. I've been away from from hunting for far too long and am eager to get back into it.

Nevada has a year-long cougar season, with a bag limit of two per person per year.

Nevada is well known for it's casinos, but the hunting is great here. I encourage everyone to hunt Nevada.

Fishing is great here also. Most think of Nevada as a desert state (which it is) but there is good fishing here also.

Thanks again
 
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