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Taurus Model Raging Hornet

Produced:1999 - 2004
Caliber:.22 Hornet
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:black rubber
Sights:patridge front, adjustable rear
Notes:VR barrel with full shroud
Barrel Length:10 in.
Overall Length:16.5 in.
Height:6.2 in.
Width:1.775 in.
Weight:50 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Forjas Taurus SA+55 51 347 4000
Avenida do Forte 511Website:
Porto Alegre Brazil www.taurusarmas.com.br
Importer:Phone Number:
Taurus USA305-624-1115
16175 NW 49th Ave.Website:
Miami FL 33014www.taurususa.com
Used Est.:$685
Last Update: 9/6/2015

Caliber:.22 Hornet
Muzzle Velocities - from2346to2690ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from550to723ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from45to45gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:73710- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:1.43 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:8 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Very Poor
Defense Factor:32%

About the Manufacturer:
This company was founded in 1939 to make Smith & Wesson-type revolvers and is now part of a group that makes products ranging from hand tools to sports equipment. In 1980, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military, Taurus purchased Beretta's Sao Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs. By the early 1990s the company was employing more than 3000 people in four factories in Brazil. In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary in 1984 stationed in Miami, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge is the oldest of the centerfire .22 calibers in use today. It was developed from an old black-powder cartridge called the .22 Winchester Center Fire. Although not quite as powerful as the .218 Bee, the .22 Hornet has begun to acquire new popularity as a varmint round. It has a mixed reputation for accuracy and its range is limited to about 200 yards.
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