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Model 608
Taurus Revolver 608 .357 Mag Variant-6
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.76-in
Length:12.25-in Height:5.99-in
Barrel:8.375-in Weight:56-oz
Variant 6 of 6
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (158 grain bullet)220252
  • Recoil Factor (158 grain bullet)7.5 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityVery Poor
  • Defense Factor59%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1996 -
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black rubber
Sights:fixed front, adjustable rear
Notes:ported barrel
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$853.00Used Est:$600.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

This revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge has an 8-round cylinder with either a blued or stainless steel frame and adjustable sights. Some models have a ported barrel. The rubber grip has finger grooves.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:158 grains
MV:1394 ft/sec ME:682 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Great Pistol
By artdirdave on 19 Apr 2019
This is good quality and a good value