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Posted: 7/28/2005 8:51:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 8:22:43 PM EDT by Msokol13]
Here is what I am looking for:
-357 magnum
-barrel under 3"
-regular hammer(not removed or bobbed)
-price of $250 doesnt necessarily reflect a new pistol...used for this price would be okay.
So far it looks like my best bet is Taurus....I'm liking the life-time warranty.
Any others for around this price that are decent.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 10:43:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 10:45:20 PM EDT by OBird]
A pre-Taurus-takeover Rossi snub nosed would get my vote.

Although realistically, a Taurus will be just as good.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:09:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 5:10:11 AM EDT by Sukebe]
AIM surplus has S&W model 66 police trade in's for $270.00 right now. Except they are 4 inch barrels. Otherwise, a used Taurus or Ruger would be the way to go.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 6:09:16 AM EDT
You might find a used ruger sp101 for that price.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 6:56:21 AM EDT
The S&W Model 66 is a great gun, but won't stand up well to full house magnums.

Go for a Taurus. I have owned a few and they are great guns.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:25:56 AM EDT
You may be able to find a SW 681 or 686 used. They're the L frame that was intended for continuous diets of full house magnum loads. Ruger GP100 is the same type of frame though the Security 6 series were no slouch in the strength department.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:09:48 AM EDT
I just ordered a CHA 74420 BULLDOG MATTE SS .44 SPCL with a 2" barrel for $279. I get it next Tuesday.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:03:19 AM EDT
$250 will be tough but not impossible. I would caution against a 357 in a snubbie tho. The barrel length is to short to get full benefit of the mag loads. Lots of muzzle flash. Lots of recoil. I would certainly look at the 38 specials if I were you.

Taurus is good stuff. You may find a used Smith or Ruger for that money but it will take some searching. Can't touch a Colt fot that kind of money. You may want to look at Charter. I've never owned one but at least the earlier guns looked good. Freind has a Rossi and after a trigger job its proven to be a decent gun.

If you're dead set on a 357, the Ruger SP 101 is the only thing I could really recommend. A bit heavy for a snubbie but it will hold up. I doubt you'll find one for $250 but you may get lucky. You can get a J frame Smith in 357 but I can't see that as very, um, user friendly if you get my drift.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:24:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 8:27:01 PM EDT by Msokol13]
Well, it took some time but I found a nice reliable wheelgun for under $250.....It cost me $230 to be exact. Was fired 16 times by the original owner, came with the box/all papers/holster and the unfilled registration card which I sent off to the post office this morning.
Planning on giving it a test run tomorrow. I purchased 100rds. of 38 Special/50rds. 38 +P/and 50rds. of 357 magnum. I will report later with range details about the 357 mag loads.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:38:31 PM EDT
What model is that there Taurus and is it a 5 or 6 shot? Be sure to shoot the piss out of it!
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jollyroger:
What model is that there Taurus and is it a 5 or 6 shot? Be sure to shoot the piss out of it!

Model 605B ("B" for blued)
5 shot
.357 mag
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:27:30 AM EDT
I have a Taurus 606, which is identical, but uses a 6 shot cylinder instead of 5. I got it in a trade. The owner had never even fired it. I wasn't originally planning to keep it, but after shooting it, I fell in love with it. I couldn't believe how sweet the trigger was on that revolver after having dealt with the Taurus Model 85 in the past.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:40:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15Vern:
I just ordered a CHA 74420 BULLDOG MATTE SS .44 SPCL with a 2" barrel for $279. I get it next Tuesday.

Me got one a couple years ago. Great CCW machine and shoots
to my satisfaction. Too bad they went bottoms up via bankrupcy.

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