The Raging Bull is a revolver manufactured by the Taurus International firearm company of Porto Alegre (Brazil). In its larger calibers it is marketed as a hunter's sidearm because it is a potent weapon with plenty of stopping power. The .454 Casull cartridge has been used to hunt animals as large as Cape Buffalo and African elephants. The Raging Bull has a thumb ported barrel and a red rubber strip along the back of its grip, which cushions the shooter's hand and lowers perceived recoil. Functionally, the Raging Bull has a manually operated front cylinder latch, whose release can be seen on the crane in the picture. Front cylinder latches are required for such high powered double action revolvers, and are found on the Ruger Super Redhawk and the S&W Model 500 revolver, but they are actuated by the rear cylinder latch. The manually operated latch on the Raging Bull is simpler (and thus less expensive to produce) yet equally strong, but requires two hands to open the cylinder. Optional finishes include stainless steel, matte stainless steel, nickel plated and blued. Barrel options include 5", 6", 8", 10" and 12" (Raging Thirty only). Not all finishes or barrels are available for every model. All models have ported barrels, except for the 22H, 30C and Ultralite. All models have fixed front sights and adjustable rear sights. VARIANTS Model 218 (Raging Bee) .218 Bee caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only. Model 22H (Raging Hornet) .22 Hornet caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only. Model 223 (Raging 223) .223 Remington caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only[. Model 30C (Raging Thirty) .30 Carbine caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only. Model 416 .41 Magnum caliber. Model 444 .44 Magnum caliber, can also fire the shorter .44 Special. Model 444 Ultralite compact .44 with a 4" barrel. Blued and titanium only. Model 454 .454 Casull caliber, can also fire the less powerful .45 Colt. Model 480 .480 Ruger caliber. Model 500 .500 S&W Magnum caliber, can also fire the shorter .500 S&W Special (discontinued as of December 2007) The Raging Hornet and the Raging Thirty have yellow rubber insert strips, as opposed to the typical red strip. Most Raging Bull variants can mount commercial optical sights or lasers with the aid of an optional screw-on Picatinny rail. The "Raging Bull" series enjoys a well-deserved reputation for outstanding strength, reliability, and accuracy. A double-lockup cylinder assures strength where needed on this powerful hunter. Scope mount bases are available to match the 6-1/2 inch barrel length. The Raging Bull features factory porting and the Taurus Security System. All Raging Bulls carry the Taurus Unlimited Lifetime Repair Policy, and features yoke detent and full length ejector rod. ---TECHNICAL SPECS--- CALIBER: .218-Bee; .22-Hornet; .223-Remington; .30-M1 Carbine; .41-Magnum; .44-Special and .44-Magnum; .454-Casull; .45-Long Colt; .480-Ruger; .500-S&W Special and .500-S&W Magnum CAPACITY: 6 to 8 rounds BARREL: Ported, 4" or 6-1/2" GROOVES: 6, RH RATE OF TWIST: 1:18-3/4" WIDTH: 1.531" HEIGHT: 6.20" ACTION: SA/DA FINISH: Stainless Steel GRIPS: Rubber w/Cushioned Insert WWIGHT: 53 oz CONSTRUCTION: Steel FRAME: Large SIGHTS: Patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight TRIGGER: Smooth SAFETY: Transfer bar MSRP: $743.00 ---MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFO--- Forjas Taurus SA Avenida do Forte 511 Porto Alegre - RS Brazil URL: http://www.taurus.com.br - http://www.taurususa.com

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