Taurus Raging Hunter: A Lightweight Large-Frame .44 Magnum
By Kristin Alberts
Popular handgun maker Taurus has put out many “raging” guns over the years—Raging Bull, Raging Hornet, Raging Judge, Raging Thirty, and Raging Bee. Now, there’s a Raging model specifically for one of the largest and most passionate demographics — hunters. Meet the Taurus Raging Hunter.
Meet the Raging Hunter
Taurus saw demand on the big game hunting market for a wheelgun that blends value with features hunters prefer. The Raging Hunter features dual cylinder locks, a transfer bar safety, fully adjustable rear sight, and an integral Picatinny rail for easy optics mounting.
The largest difference between the Raging Hunter and other comparable hunting wheelguns is the business-end design. A lightweight barrel sleeve shrouds the stainless barrel, making the handgun less front-heavy than its counterparts. A recess in that barrel shroud houses the ejector rod. Speaking of barrels, available lengths include 5.12-inches, 6.75-inches, and 8.37-inches.
The business end of the Raging Hunter shows the stainless barrel sitting inside a lightweight shroud. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Factory tuned porting helps eliminate muzzle rise, allowing hunters to stay on target should follow-up shots be needed. Cushioned insert grips make the gun more comfortable to fire, especially when dealing with hotter hunting loads.
The Raging Hunter initially launched only in .44