3 Taurus Raging Bull 454 Problems and Solutions

Raging Bull has an award-winning model lineup. But one can’t ignore a few minor Taurus Raging Bull 454 problems.

Among the common issues, cycling problems, trigger problems, and ejection problems are worth mentioning.

In this article, I have gathered enough data on problems as well as possible solutions. Reading this article without skipping will help you keep the gun running smoothly for years.

Features & Specifications of Taurus Raging Bull 454

Barrel Length5″
Magazine Capacity5 rounds
Overall Length10.5”
Twist Rate1:24″
Rear SightAdjustable
Front SightPatridge
SafetyTransfer Bar
Dimensions 6.2” H; 1.775″ W
Weight51 ounces (unloaded)
Trigger Pull8.5 pounds (single action)
Common Taurus Raging Bull 454 Problems
Taurus Raging Bull 454

Common Taurus Raging Bull 454 Problems and Solutions

You have got a summarized version of the problems and solutions. Now, let’s talk about them in detail.

Quick Overview of the Problems and Solutions

Cycling ProblemManually close the cycle, try different ammo, and clean the cylinder.
Extraction ProblemHone the chamber if necessary, and clean packaging grease in the cylinder.
Trigger ProblemBang the gun in a certain method, clean and lube it, and file sharp edges in internal parts.

1. Cycling Issue

Having cycling issues with a Taurus Raging Bull 454 means that the whole action gets locked up every now and then.

The frequency of this problem is not the same for everyone. It occurs when you try to pull the trigger for double action or cock back the gun’s hammer.

A possible reason for this problem is high primers. You can know more about primers from this Wikipedia link.

By high primers, I mean the primer that is seated improperly into the pocket sticking out past the head of the case.

I have another theory. Sometimes, you will notice that the shell gets pulled forward binding the cylinder and causing a cycling problem.

One can identify the binding by looking at the front of the cylinder. Such occurrences happen only in powerful rounds.

The Fix

As a temporary solution, you may try to turn the cylinder manually. It lets you close the action and ensure a proper cycle.

If you see that the cylinder is binding due to powerful rounds, you can try different ammo, and see what happens.

Lastly, you can try removing the cylinder, see whether there is any buildup, and scrub it.

Also, ensure that the ejector does not have the buildup that happens inside a cylinder.

Pro Tip: Don’t use Hornady ammo as the company has a history of overloading cartridges. Even if everything is working smoothly, Hornady ammo can give you a hard time.

2. Ejecting Problem

When someone faces ejecting problems in his/her Raging Bull revolver, the used case has to be manually driven out.

This experience can be very frustrating while practicing targets in a range.

Such problems can happen due to undersized chambers.

The Fix

The solution is simple. The chamber needs to be honed back to parallel to remove any roughness and make it slightly larger.

You can either give the task to a local gunsmith or send the revolver to Taurus.

Furthermore, make sure that the cylinders are free of any lube oil. If it is not bone dry, the used shell will stick hard.

3. Trigger Problem

Suppose, you have gone to a shooting range, spent several rounds, and suddenly the trigger doesn’t pull.

Isn’t it frustrating? And, such incidents can be dangerous in life and death situations.

For some reason, this kind of trigger problem happens in some Raging Bull 454 units.

As I have cleared the fact that it happens only in a handful of units, your chance of facing this problem is very low.

Dirt buildup or sharp edges in internal parts can cause this problem.

The Fix

Right at the moment of a jammed trigger problem, you can apply a trick.

Keep the barrel down for safety, wiggle the cylinder a bit, and slightly shake the gun.

Pull the trigger a few more times, try the above trick, and it will fire after some attempts.

For a permanent solution, you have to disassemble the gun completely, clean it, and lubricate it thoroughly.

Also, inspect all parts and pieces for sharp edges. File or sand them slightly not changing the dimension.

User Feedback on Taurus Raging Bull 454

Over 90% of user reviews about the Raging Bull 454 double action revolver agree that it has great accuracy.

Handling the gun is also top-notch because of its straight-back recoil making it easily manageable.

The firearm has a user-friendly ergonomic design with comfortable grips and a recoil pad on the rear.

For some people, shooting farther than 100 yards on this gun can be frustrating because the target group stays no longer limited to 4 inches.

Sticky chamber and overweight construction are also two concerning issues for a few potential customers.

But the regular users of the gun don’t complain much about it.

However, I don’t like the quality of the rear sight. After buying a brand new 454, you should install a third-party sight for better accuracy and durability.

Whether it is for protection, hunting, or target practicing, you will feel comfortable and safe carrying a Raging Bull 454.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a 454 Raging Bull?

Double action revolver

Is the Taurus Raging Bull a good gun?

Yes, it is one of the best hunting handguns.

Does Taurus still make the Raging Bull?


What is a 454 Casull good for?


What caliber is a Raging Bull?

Range: .218 to .500 Magnum; .454 most prominent


Despite a few Taurus Raging Bull 454 problems, I can say that all users agree on one thing.

It shoots very accurately with perfect timing. Practicing with it for a while, you will be able to shoot a target within 8 to 10 yards at your will.

So, how is your experience with the gun? Feel free to share with us.

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