A while back I mentioned that I had picked up a Taurus Model 608 revolver in .357 Magnum. I have been so busy I haven't even had a chance to shoot it yet. I figured I better at least get some pictures posted for you though, so you all could have a look.
Taurus Model 608 in .357 Magnum with a 6" Barrel
I really like the basic look and feel of the 608, and being stainless is a nice plus. The full under lug and the 6" barrel makes it a little "Nose heavy" but for my type of shooting that's a good thing. The less the muzzle rises, the more quickly you can get it back down for the next shot.
Eight round capacity - makes it a little closer when shooting against "Bottom Feeders"
Double action trigger pull is way too heavy the way it comes out of the box. I've got a Wolff spring set on the way from Brownells. That plus a bit of polishing should get it down closer to where it ought to be. Single action isn't bad at all, but it needs a little work, too.
The compensator ports should help to keep it down, too.
The 608 with the stock grips feels good in your hand as the grips seem to be very similar to the Hogue grips I have on my Taurus Model 66 revolver. The rear adjustable target sight seems to be a good one, but I'll have more to say on that after I've had a chance to get in some range time with the Taurus.
Does anyone know if there's a 8 shot speed loader available for this? I haven't seen one, but it sure would come in handy. I really don't want to spend the time machining my own from scratch if I can help it.
I'll get you a range report after I've had a chance to shoot it some.........