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Just a few pics of my Taurus 608SS4, .357 magnum, 8 shot, 4 inch ported barrel. I have changed out the grips for Pachmayr Decelerator grips which are not in the photos. I love the gun! Shoots great. very little recoil even with heavy .357mag loads.


 

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I didn't realize a reasonably sized revolver could handle .357 with an eight shot cylinder. I WANT ONE!!! :D

Is this the gun in your avatar?
 

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Fuelburns2 said:
I didn't realize a reasonably sized revolver could handle .357 with an eight shot cylinder. I WANT ONE!!! :D

Is this the gun in your avatar?
Yes, its the same gun. I got it for $300 used. They sell for a little over $400 new. And now Taurus makes a titanium 7 shot .357mag! I want one of those!
 

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Asylum, I've heard of problems encountered with the Taurus. Have you had any? If it's reliable, this is the buy of the century... and just might be a "must have" for me.
 

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The only problem I have had with my Taurus revolver is when I used Blazer aluminum cased ammo (bad idea), they stick, really bad. But other than that, not a single problem. I have even switched out the hammer spring and trigger return spring for reduced power Wolf springs for a nice light crisp trigger pull (not that it was bad from the factory, actually is was quite nice). If you check out the Taurus website, i think you can get the 608 with a 4,6 or 8 inch barrel. I think the website says it sells for over $500, but I have checked out Sportsmans Warehouse and they had one for WAY cheaper.
 

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If you check out the Taurus website, i think you can get the 608 with a 4,6 or 8 inch barrel. I think the website says it sells for over $500, but I have checked out Sportsmans Warehouse and they had one for WAY cheaper.
I typically take about 15-20% off the MSRP to get actual retail price. If you shop around you can almost always get that price from a retailer and sometimes better. MSRP is just a way to know who is charging you too much, at or above MSRP is too much.
 

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I've had some problems and heard of many more with some of the taurus semi auto's but I have never heard of any problems with their revolvers. A dealer friend of mine said he had to take a bunch of the Mellinium semi autos back to keep some customers happy and both he and the gun smith I use said they have never saw a problem with the revolvers as well. The 608 8 shot is a great gun and the reasonable price is just a bonus.
 

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Here's what's on GunBroker. Note - NO RESERVES!

43658481 Taurus MODEL 608 .357 Mag. REVOLVER 0 $429.00 12h 53m +

43830513 Taurus 608 357mag 4" Prt Msts As 8rd 0 $389.95 22h 35m +

43830514 Taurus 608 357mag 6.5" Prt Msts 8rd 0 $406.95 22h 35m +

43781724 Taurus Model Blued 608 4" 8shot Revolver .357, NIB 0 $299.00 1d 14h +

43897205 Taurus Model Blued 608 4" 8shot Revolver .357, NIB 0 $299.00 4d 16h +

43640956 Taurus 357 Mag Revolver Mod 608 0 $434.00 6d 22h +
 
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