Taurus bills the Raging Hunter series, now available in .357, as a “fun and effective alternative for short to medium range hunting scenarios.” The gun could prove of particular interest to hog and whitetail hunters. (Photos: Taurus)
Taurus USA announced this week a .357 Magnum expansion to the Raging Hunter line of revolvers aimed at sportsmen who like to take to the field with a wheelgun.
The line was introduced last year in a six-shot .44 Magnum at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas. The new seven-shot .357 additions come just in time for the NRA’s upcoming meeting in Indianapolis next week.
Available in three barrel lengths—8.375-, 6.25-, and 5.125-inch—the .357 Raging Hunter is a spurred-hammer DA/SA revolver with a sleeved barrel construction that uses a combination of porting and a gas-expansion chamber to curb muzzle rise for faster follow-up shots.
A fully adjustable rear sight comes standard as does a near barrel-length integrated Picatinny top rail for optics. With a black cylinder and barrel, the series is offered with a choice of either a matte black or stainless frame. The big wheelguns come with cushioned insert grips.
The company has not released specs or pricing at this time. For comparison, MSRP on the .44 Mag version of the Raging Hunter is $919.
The .357 seven-shot Raging Hunter comes in 8.375-, 6.25-, and 5.125-inch barrel lengths and a choice of stainless or matte frames.