0 просмотров
Рейтинг статьи
1 звезда2 звезды3 звезды4 звезды5 звезд
Загрузка...

Taurus Raging Hunter — револьвер для охоты

Топ-9: лучшие револьверы для охоты

Охотитесь ли вы с ручным оружием или просто держите его при себе для собственного успокоения, револьвер — это лучший, а иногда и единственный, вариант ручного оружия в лесу. По сравнению с однозарядными или полуавтоматическими пистолетами револьверы предлагают адаптивность и непревзойденную надёжность, но вот какой выбрать?

Специально для охоты создано большое количество моделей, и ещё больше можно легко использовать для добывания себе пищи. В зависимости от того, на какую дичь вы охотитесь и в какой местности, ваш выбор и предпочтения могут сильно отличаться.

Револьверы для охоты? Конечно!

Как бы то ни было, эти 9 револьверов среди многих стрелков считаются самыми лучшими. Справедливости ради мы решили ограничиться только «серийными» моделями, а не дорогими, сделанными на заказ в единственном экземпляре, с ценой в оба ваши автомобиля.

Также они должны обеспечивать возможность добывать (или защищаться) крупных животных. Если вы когда-либо пробовали охотиться с ручным оружием, то большинство моделей будут вам знакомы.

Заинтересовались и хотите купить один из них?

Ruger Redhawk и Super Redhawk

Мы сразу же знали, что эти два фаворита первыми попадут в наш список, так что нет смысла ходить вокруг да около. Эти два револьвера — как и ещё одна пара *hawks то компании Ruger, остаются очень популярными среди охотников и трапперов и как основное оружие, и как средство самообороны при охоте на крупного зверя.

Первый крупнокалиберный револьвер двойного действия выпущенный компанией Sturm, Ruger & Co. — Ruger Redhawk, это мощный револьвер, изготовленный из высококачественной стали, легко выдерживающий самые мощные из патронов Magnum. Всё это, вкупе с его легендарной надёжностью, сделало его самым любимым оружием многих стрелков, снаряжающих патроны самостоятельно.

Впервые Ruger выпустила на рынок модель Redhawk в 1979 году, а восемь лет спустя анонсировала модель Super Redhawk, который должен был заменить своих предшественников. Покупатели, однако, настолько полюбили оригинальную эстетику Redhawk, что компания Ruger не стала прекращать его производство. Super Redhawk может иметь очень крупный калибр, например .454 Casull и .480 Ruger. Также на него можно легко установить оптический прицел.

В частности, прославленный путешественник сэр Ранульф Файнс рассказал, что взял с собой револьвер Ругер Редхок в кругосветное путешествие Transglobe Expedition и отстреливался из него от полярного медведя.


Smith & Wesson Model 629 Hunter

Подразделение Performance Center знаменитой американской оружейной компании Smith & Wesson неплохо справляется, когда дело доходит до высококачественного современного оружия. И револьвер Смит и Вессон Модели 629 один из лучших тому примеров. В калибре .44 Magnum, 629 PC Hunter обеспечивает впечатляющую мощь и оснащается дульным тормозом, снижающим отдачу, чтобы сделать второй и последующие выстрелы ещё быстрее и точнее — если вам они потребуются. Не все револьверы имеют интегрированную планку Пикатинни, и это ещё одно достоинство для стрелков, желающих использовать собственные прицелы.


Magnum Research BFR

Револьверы Magnum Research Big Frame Revolvers предназначены для самой крупной добычи или защиты охотников от самых опасных зверей. Конечно, знаменитый Desert Eagle от Magnum Research заслуживает свою львиную долю славы, но именно эти револьверы Магнум делают большую часть работы. Фирма предлагает револьверы в калибрах .30/30 Win, .44 Mag, .45 Long Colt/.410, .450 Martin, .454 Casull, .460 S&W, .480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh, .500 S&W, и даже .500 JPH.

Да, именно — «Абсолютно все, от гуся до гризли!».

Smith & Wesson Model 460

Что, ещё один револьвер, созданный на базе знаменитейшего Smith & Wesson Model 29? Он просто служит свидетельством того, что если что-то не сломано — не стоит заниматься ремонтом. Но это не означает, что нельзя делать револьвер всё больше и больше. В калибрах .460 S&W, .45 Colt и .454 Casull, Model 460 обладает невероятной мощью, но которую всё ещё относительно просто контролировать.

Револьвер Model 460 XVR (X-Treme Velocity Revolver) также может ещё похвалиться тем, что обеспечивает самую высокую начальную скорость пули среди всех серийных револьверов в мире. Это оружие способно придать пуле весом 13 грамм скорость более 710 метров в секунду!

Это означает, что тот олень, на которого вы положили глаз, даже не поймёт, что в него попало.

Ruger Blackhawk и Super Blackhawk

Как и Ругер Рэдхоук со своим старшим братом, револьвером Ругер Супер Рэдхоук, семейство Ругер Блэкхок не прекращает приносить удовольствие охотникам. Появившаяся в 1955 году, первая версия Blackhawk была простым и крепким оружием калибра .357 Magnum. А когда всего через год S&W разработала патрон .44 Magnum, Ruger быстро переделала свой Blackhawk, получив преимущества нового патрона и отобрав часть прибыли, полученной S&W от модели Model 29, которая в то время была дороже и менее доступна.

Читать еще:  Оружейный часовой механизм

Существует легенда, что рабочие компании Ruger, первыми узнавшие о том, что разрабатывается новый патрон, просто нашли незнакомые стреляные гильзы на свалке.

Как бы то ни было, Blackhawk и его варианты всё ещё пользуются популярностью.


Taurus Raging Hunter: .44 Magnum Hunting Revolver

Taurus Raging Hunter

» data-medium-file=»https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=250%2C113″ data-large-file=»https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=600%2C272″ class=»aligncenter size-full wp-image-34353″ gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==» data-src=»http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg» alt=»Taurus Raging Hunter» width=»950″ height=»431″ srcset=»https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?w=950 950w, https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=150%2C68 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=250%2C113 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=768%2C348 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=600%2C272 600w» sizes=»(max-width: 950px) 100vw, 950px» />

Taurus announced its latest addition to its hunting revolver line: the Raging Hunter. It will be officially unveiled at the 2018 SHOT Show.

This massive .44 Magnum is a 6-shot wheelgun with a traditional double action/single action trigger. However, the gun has a distinctly non-traditional look about it.

To start with, the 8.375″ barrel is a two piece design with a steel sleeve inside of an aluminum housing. The housing has an octagonal shape with a large slab sides. “TAURUS” is spelled out along the side. The barrel housing also has a deep black finish that contrasts the matte stainless frame. An all blued version of the gun is also available.

barrel of the Taurus Raging Hunter

» data-medium-file=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=250%2C97″ data-large-file=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=600%2C232″ class=»aligncenter size-full wp-image-34351″ gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==» data-src=»http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg» alt=»barrel of the Taurus Raging Hunter» width=»950″ height=»367″ srcset=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?w=950 950w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=150%2C58 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=250%2C97 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=768%2C297 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barrel-of-the-Taurus-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=600%2C232 600w» sizes=»(max-width: 950px) 100vw, 950px» />

Lest you think the barrel assembly is purely for show, it does have some features that may appeal to you. For example, the aluminum housing helps to lighten the load to provide a better balance to the gun. Also, the top of the barrel housing has a Picatinny rail for the addition of a scope or red dot optic.

Taurus also elected to port the barrel of the Raging Hunter. This should help tame the power of the .44 Magnum so that us older shooters who have begun to develop arthritis don’t feel quite as much of the recoil impulse. The porting should help keep muzzle rise down and improve the ability to get on target.

Also helping to tame recoil is the “red stripe” grip that Taurus uses on its heavy recoiling guns. This grip is made of a soft rubber with a red cushioned insert along the back. I’ve found these grips to be fairly good at lessening the impact into the hand when shooting.

grips on the Raging Hunter

» data-medium-file=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=250%2C188″ data-large-file=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?fit=600%2C451″ class=»aligncenter size-full wp-image-34352″ gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==» data-src=»http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg» alt=»grips on the Raging Hunter» width=»950″ height=»714″ srcset=»https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?w=950 950w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=150%2C113 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=250%2C188 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=768%2C577 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/grips-on-the-Raging-Hunter.jpg?resize=600%2C451 600w» sizes=»(max-width: 950px) 100vw, 950px» />

Using an aluminum barrel housing may help reduce weight as compared to an all steel system, but this gun is not a featherweight. Unloaded it weighs 55 ounces. That’s about 3.5 pounds.

Taurus set the suggested retail price at $919 for the handgun. Your dealer may be willing to sell it for less.

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus Raging Hunter

SHOT Show 2018 – The Taurus line of long-barrel big-bore revolvers is enhanced this year by the launch of the new all-black or bi-tone Taurus Raging Hunter .44 Magnum model, featuring a Picatinny railed 8.3-inch barrel

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus Raging Hunter

Following the global success of its long-established Raging Bull line of competition and hunting revolvers, new for 2018 at the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas Taurus introduces a new big-bore, long-barrel revolver dubbed the Raging Hunter.

The Taurus Raging Hunter is one majestic revolver, feeding through a six-shots cylinder and chambered in .44 Magnum. A striking matte black or stainless-and-blue two-tone finish is enough to grab the attention of any big-bore aficionado, but the optics-ready Picatinny rail and angular barrel design will seal the deal. The unique barrel system incorporates a steel sleeve that is inserted into an aluminum housing that cuts down on the overall weight, making this a well-balanced hunting sidearm.

The exclusive cushioned insert grips on the Raging Series large frame revolvers makes shooting them comfortable and controllable. Also aiding in recoil management is the unique placement of the factory-tuned porting and gas expansion chamber that is designed to disperse gases directionally – reducing muzzle lift and delivering quicker target acquisition.

The Taurus Raging Hunter double-action revolver is 14.1″ (35,8 cm) long overall and features an 8.357″ (21 cm approx.) barrel; featuring a fixed front sight and an adjustable rear sight, it weighs at 55 ounces (1,55 kg) and comes with a transfer bar safety and with the patented Taurus Security Systyem. This built-to-last revolver is a fun and effective alternative for short to medium range hunting scenarios.

Читать еще:  Тротил: история создания, особенности использования, физико-химические свойства

Taurus Raging Hunter: A Revolver With Pure .44 Magnum Power

With a ported barrel to reduce muzzle rise and a top rail to mount optics, the Taurus Raging Hunter in .44 Magnum is ready to hunt.

Rob Garrett

In April of this year, I was fortunate to be invited to an event hosted by Taurus USA and held in Bainbridge, Georgia. But what was Taurus doing in South Georgia, and not South Florida? It turns out that Taurus is moving its operations and manufacturing headquarters to Georgia. The event allowed everyone in attendance to see the company’s new 200,000-square-foot facility. And while the plant itself was still under construction, we were all impressed with the future plans for the company. By the end of this year, the plant should be fully operational and provide more than 300 jobs for Bainbridge residents.

Taurus Adds 9mm Chambering to 1911 Commander Series

The rest of the event was held at Southwind Plantation, a five-star bird-hunting facility just outside of Bainbridge. During the event, we tested a wide range of Taurus products, from the company’s excellent Model 856 revolvers to the Raging Bull, a massive wheelgun chambered in .454 Casull. But my favorite boomer was the new Raging Hunter in .44 Magnum.

Hunt Ready

The Raging Hunter is the little brother to the Raging Bull, and it shares the same general design and profile. However, the Hunter is built on Taurus’s large frame while the Bull uses the extra-large frame. To get the statistics out of the way, the Raging Hunter is 15.75 inches long, 7.1 inches tall and weighs in at a hefty 55 ounces unloaded. And like the Raging Bull, the Raging Hunter has a secondary cylinder-locking feature located on the crane. To open the cylinder, both the thumb latch and cylinder lever must be depressed at the same time.

My test revolver came with a striking two-tone finish, with a black barrel shroud and cylinder paired with a matte stainless frame. Taurus offers an all-black version as well. And as would you’d expect on a pistol this size, the large rubber grip has a cushioned insert to help absorb recoil while the exterior texturing and finger grooves provide plenty of traction.

The Raging Hunter uses a two-piece barrel assembly, with the barrel shroud being made of aluminum. This reduces the revolver’s weight and improves its overall balance. The barrel is also ported like the Raging Bull’s. Unlike some designs that feature large ports, the Raging Hunter’s barrel has eight small ports, with four on each side.

Optics-Ready Revolver

In terms of iron sights, the revolver has a fixed Patridge-style front post while the rear sight is fully adjustable for windage and elevation. However, Taurus, recognizing that many handgun hunters use either red-dot sights or magnified optics, has also equipped the Raging Hunter with a Picatinny rail that runs along the top of the barrel. The rail has 13 slots, providing shooters with plenty of space and options to fit their needs.

Taurus is committed to safety and has equipped all of its current-production revolvers with a trigger transfer-bar safety. The transfer bar prevents the hammer from contacting the frame-mounted firing pin unless the trigger is depressed. In addition, it makes lowering a cocked hammer much safer.

When I first unboxed the revolver, I was impressed with its overall fit and finish. The dual cylinder latches were easy to manipulate, with the forward latch being operated by the left thumb. The action on my sample Raging Hunter was smooth, with a single-action (SA) trigger pull that broke cleanly at 7.69 pounds. While this sounds heavy, it is actually a very clean trigger that feels much lighter than it weighs.

Range Time

There are more .44 Magnum loadings now than ever before, and for this test, I chose two proven loads from Federal Premium and one from Speer. The first was Federal’s 240-grain Fusion soft-point load, which uses a bonded bullet to provide good terminal performance on medium-sized game out of a shorter pistol barrel. The Fusion load averaged 1,469 fps at the range with an extreme spread of 56 fps.

Next up were Federal’s Hydra-Shok rounds. The Hydra-Shok brand has been synonymous with personal defense and terminal ballistics since 1989. This .44 Magnum load uses a 240-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP) with the line’s signature center post. It’s essentially an ideal load for small- to medium-sized game where significant penetration is not required. The Hydra-Shok load averaged 1,376 fps with an extreme spread of 30 fps.

Читать еще:  Подводные лодки проекта 945 барракуда: многоцелевые апл типа 945а кондор, технические характеристики (ттх)

Speer’s Gold Dot bullet is a proven design in all calibers and has a superb reputation in the law enforcement community. As expected, the 210-grain Gold Dot load I tested was the hottest of the three, averaging 1,570 fps out of the of the Raging Hunter’s 8.37-inch barrel.

The Taurus Raging Hunter handled these three loads in fine fashion. Make no mistake, as with any .44 Magnum pistol, the recoil was significant. Still, the Raging Hunter’s ported barrel and grip design made the felt recoil quite manageable. Using the factory iron sights, I shot all three loads from a bag rest to see what accuracy I could obtain. And as you can see in the accompanying table, all three loads produced sub-1.5-inch groups. Shooters also have the option of shooting milder .44 Special loads. A load like Federal’s 200-grain lead semi-wadcutter hollow point (SWCHP) ammo, at 870 fps or so, would be a kitty cat in the Raging Hunter.

Hog Hunting

Taurus has a unique team concept when it comes to new product development, testing, marketing and sales. The marketing team is completely integrated into every aspect of the company. An added benefit is that the marketing team is made up of shooters and hunters who understand the needs of the customers. In addition, many of Taurus’ employees are shooters and hunters.

Prior to the official launch of the Raging Hunter, Taurus hosted a hog hunt for a number of employees and media representatives. Two engineers from the company even participated in the hunt. This enabled the design team to test the Raging Hunter under actual conditions to ensure that the design and implementation would meet expectations. And for this situation, the Taurus team took advantage of the accessory rail and mounted TruGlo red-dot sights on the Raging Hunters.

The hunt consisted of both stalking and hunting with dogs. The Raging Hunter had to be accurate enough for long-range shots while still being well suited for dynamic close-quarters shots. When four dogs bay a large boar and the fight is at your feet, you must be able to make the shot without hitting the dogs, another hunter or even yourself. How dynamic was the hunt? One employee, while attempting to film a shot, was actually bitten by a charging hog.

In all, the group put down 12 hogs on the hunt, which lasted a day and a half. To quote one Taurus employee, “The .357 Magnum performed well, but there is no replacement for displacement. The .44 Magnum is the go-to cartridge for hogs and larger game.”

FIRST LOOK: Taurus G3 Packs Features Into Sub-$350, Full-Size 9mm

Parting Shots

I would have liked to take the Raging Hunter out for a hunt in a more dynamic environment. However, my hunting opportunities are very limited. Before I left the range, I did take some snap shots at a couple of targets from 20 or so yards. The revolver’s weight and balance stabilized it and made my shots easy.

Taurus is making great strides, and the move to Georgia will only enhance the company’s line of products. I am only two hours or so from Bainbridge and look forward to another visit when the plant gets up and running. For more information, visit taurususa.com.

Taurus Raging Hunter Specifications

  • Caliber: .44 Magnum
  • Barrel: 8.37 inches
  • Overall Length: 15.75 inches
  • Overall Weight: 55 ounces (empty)
  • Grip: Rubber
  • Sights: Front post, adjustable rear
  • Action: DA/SA
  • Finish: Black, stainless
  • Overall Capacity: 6
  • MSRP: $920

Performance: Taurus Raging Hunter

Load: Velocity, Accuracy

  • Federal 240 Fusion: 1,469, 1.50
  • Federal 240 Hydra-Shok: 1,376, 1.00
  • Speer 210 Gold Dot: 1,570, 1.25

Bullet weight measured in grains, velocity in fps by chronograph and accuracy in inches for best five-shot groups at 25 yards.

This article is from the November-December 2019 issue of Combat Handguns magazine. Grab your copy at OutdoorGroupStore.com. For digital editions, visit Amazon.

Sign-up today!

I have read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy, and I hereby agree to those terms. For purposes of clarity, I consent to Athlon’s collection, storage, processing, and transfer of my Personal Data and Non-Personal Data (as defined in the Privacy Policy) for the purpose of signing up for the email newsletter.

6 Real-Life Cases That Highlight the Dangers of Open Carry

If you decide to carry in this manner, know the dangers of open carry.

by Massad Ayoob / Oct 18, 2019

Ссылка на основную публикацию
Статьи c упоминанием слов:
Adblock
detector