Raging bull vs S&W

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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by Vortec MAX » 28 Sep 2010, 07:01

fzr confused wrote:but the regular S&W and Taurus both have lifetime warranties too...
Yep, the Taurus has a lifetime warranty. I've sent three revolvers back to them. They will send a FedEx guy to pick it up from you, and then keep it for four months before sending it back each time. But... it is a lifetime warranty.

I have never had to send a Smith and Wesson back. Just food for thought.

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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by fzr confused » 28 Sep 2010, 08:57

I sent my J frame to them on a Wednesday and I actually had it back the next Tuesday. Of course I also live an hour away from them lol.

But yea the S&W is going to be the winner :)

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Post by panzermk2 » 28 Sep 2010, 13:51

Vortec MAX wrote:
fzr confused wrote:but the regular S&W and Taurus both have lifetime warranties too...
Yep, the Taurus has a lifetime warranty. I've sent three revolvers back to them. They will send a FedEx guy to pick it up from you, and then keep it for four months before sending it back each time. But... it is a lifetime warranty.

I have never had to send a Smith and Wesson back. Just food for thought.

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For me it was a S&W I had to send back. Anything can happen. I personally know 3 Taurus 1911 owners and they love the snot out of them. I have shot all three without any issues.
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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by fzr confused » 29 Sep 2010, 10:05

how would you rate/compare the S&W to the raging bull?

even if i get an out of date raging bull in .500 its fine by me, although the S&W looks a bit better, minus the barrel on the raging bull just looks meaner lol.

performance wise, is there much difference in the 8 3/8" barrel to a 10-10.5" barrel?

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Post by fzr confused » 17 Dec 2011, 17:59

figured i would dig this old thread back up instead of starting a new one....

next purchase i plan to FINALLY and seriously get a big boy revolver. since i posted this i have bought about 10 guns and none of them have been a revolver lol. but with the new taurus raging judge magnum, it has sparked an interest again. now, would i go with the s&w or the raging judge magnum?

taurus pros:
6 rounds
454/45lc/410
cheaper (not always a good thing i know)
look (even more) bad @$$ with the 3" cylinder

taurus cons:
crappy accuracy i hear
and???

s&w pros:
its an s&w
the 460 also can shoot 45lc/454

s&w cons:
price
5 rounds
and???

i do not plan to shoot this often at all, i plan to use it as a hunter when i want more of a challenge and very little range time. the fact that the 460 shoots the 45lc and 454 would more than likely swing my vote that way over the
500.

opinions please :)

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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by flyingirish04 » 17 Dec 2011, 18:58

Raging bull doesn't shoot 410. That is the Raging Judge, and I have a great deal of experience recently with them. THEY SUCK. My buddy's shop has had to send ALL the 6 he has sold do to them going out of timing within 100 rounds of use. They are crap.

If you dont want the 460 or 500, go with Ruger. SW are notorious for going out of timing after firing heavier loads. Even the X-Frames. They aren't built for beating around like a Ruger is.
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Post by fzr confused » 17 Dec 2011, 19:02

The original post was about the raging bull but now it's about the raging judge mag.

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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by flyingirish04 » 17 Dec 2011, 19:08

Buy a Ruger if you want a double action Casull.

Buy a Governor if you want a 410/45LC/45ACP pistol

Pretty simple. That's how I see it at least.
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Post by fzr confused » 17 Dec 2011, 20:04

If the longer barrel ruger wasn't so hideous I would lol. IMHO it's one of the ugliest guns out there. The shortie is pretty sexy though!

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Post by flyingirish04 » 17 Dec 2011, 21:04

I think the Ruger looks way better than any SW or Taurus. I think the Raging Bull looks fake and the X-Frame, butt ugly. Eye of the beholder.
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Post by Cyberfly » 17 Dec 2011, 21:10

If you are just wanting monster big, you could always look at http://www.bisonbull.com/BisonBull/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but if you want more versatility, I'd take a longer look at the Ruger (surprise!). I'm not really a wheel gun kind of guy, but I'm with Irish on this one.
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Post by fzr confused » 19 Dec 2011, 10:43

Is the s&w really that bad that? I get that the ruger is better, but is the s&w a total waste like the Taurus seems to be?

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Post by Cyberfly » 19 Dec 2011, 11:30

Not a TOTAL waste.
If I ranked them then it would be:
1. Ruger
2. Ruger
3. Ruger...
17. S&W
18. Taurus
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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by fzr confused » 19 Dec 2011, 12:20

Hahaha smart@$$

I would LOVE a 2.5" super Alaskan, but that's down the road.

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Post by Cyberfly » 20 Dec 2011, 05:39

Well, I'm just saying...
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Post by fzr confused » 20 Dec 2011, 09:08

Dang it I might be getting talked into that super alaskan lol. For some reason the past few months I have become more and more of a wheel gun kinda guy....

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Post by flyingirish04 » 20 Dec 2011, 11:39

Not for nothing, but if you live in FL and don't plan on being in griz country, just go the 357 Mag route. Plenty of bang for the buck, and you will likely be able to shoot it better. The only reason I own a 454 Casull Alaskan is for bear defense. It isn't fun to shoot more than ten or twenty times at time with bear loads. None of the massive cartridge guns are. Just my .02. I can understand having just to have as well. No harm in that.
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Post by fzr confused » 20 Dec 2011, 11:56

I have a 2 .357's and like them but wanted a bigger gun for shiggles lol. I really want to "big game" hunting with a handgun next time my uncle goes up north. Also my goal by 2014 is my gf and I want to explore Alaska and I would use it for bear defense there as well.

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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by flyingirish04 » 20 Dec 2011, 14:19

Then I think you have found the weapon of choice. Only problem is, they are hard to find these days. Ruger has only so much time on their line for big bores. I am looking to get a second one, and I have had my order in for 6 months. Worth waiting for.

For handgun hunting, if money is no object, look at the Freedom Arms line of single action. Beautiful guns. Other than that Magnum research makes a single action that is ok in their BFR. And then there is always the contender route. Those guns shot unbelievably well for handgun hunting.
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Re: Raging bull vs S&W

Post by fzr confused » 20 Dec 2011, 17:08

those freedom arms guns are a little high for me at this time, but they look really nice! my uncle uses his contender a lot for hunting too, he has many barrels of course, but his hunting caliber is 7x30 waters. pretty fun gun to shoot i must say, but single shots were never my thing lol.

the BFR i have looked at a few different times. depending on my day i either am ok with the look or think its ugly. but i know its not about looks! the BFR vs the s&w, both 460's, which is better? i see the 460 on their site and they say it is new, but none on GB. might be tricky to find. the s&w is pretty plentiful

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