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Rossi/ Taurus Circuit Judge

i have been looking around for one of these guns, and i've found one at a good price. now i'm wondering if there are any problems that this model has consistently with its function.

 

has anybody here shot one.

 

i'm looking at shooting 45 LC's pretty much exclusively. i don't need a .410 for anything, but may shoot a few.

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From what I have heard the

From what I have heard the accuracy for the .45 is acceptable but not that good.  I wouldn't even think of using the .410's out of it for anything besides snakes or mice that are within arms reach.  A friend of mine has one of those double barreled .410's and it is about as worthless as you can get for trying to use it on a bird the size of a blue grouse at 10-20'. 

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I don't know about that

I don't know about that specific maker, but in general, .410's are great little guns.  Try going out dove hunting with them, and hitting those darn little things as they dart back and forth.

It's really fun.  Those things are hard enough to hit with all the pellets in a 12 guage. Ugh!

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The Judge is a .45/410

The Judge is a .45/410 pistol. 

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Even better!!! I was

Even better!!! lol

I was wondering how the .45 and a .410 could be in the same sentence....

Just looked it up.  Interesting gun.  I used to shoot snake rounds out of a .357, and that kinda reminds me of those.

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Actually I think the circuit

Actually I think the circuit Judge it the new one with a shoulder stock and full length barrell. It looks cool enough but I'm not sure about it been real good at either of it's possible uses. I've read that accuracy is usually not that great when shooting shorter shells in a longer chamber but again I have no personal experience.

I need to go find a good review and see what they have to say about it. I only have one Taurus, a .454 Raging Bulll and have had no problems at all with it.

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I take back what I said.  It

I take back what I said.  It is a revolving carbine rifle. 

With that being said you might loose some accuracy with the jump that the .45 had to take from the end of the case before it hits the barrel and I'm not sure what the .410 would do having to jump the cylinder gap but with a proper shot wad it should be OK. 

You need to buy it and then give us a review. 

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i've read every review i

i've read every review i could find out there and watched every youtube video, but i'm still not getting the info i want. i found one for $400, i may just buy it.

i would be happy if it held a 6-8" group at 100 yards. even though that's farther than the effective range, at least i could have some confidence in my shot if i were to try to reach out to 75.

i can hunt deer with it, and it's short length will make it easy to scabbard on the side of my horse.

i WANT it, i need to save up a little more so i can put good glass on it. once i get the thing, there will be an adequate review.

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I look forward to the review.

I look forward to the review. It's all in what you want I know but for me considering the short range use of the rifle I would look more for something like an aperture sight. Fast and accurate within those ranges. I'm just trying to picture a scope on that gun, I never thought about it before as the only similar in that style were something like the old Colts and of course they did not.

Not trying to change your thoughts. just sharing mine.

Again I look forward to the review on how it shoots.

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i use glass only. for some

i use glass only. for some reason i can't trust elctronic aperture sights. it's all optical for me.

probably a leupold 1.5-4x20 mm

out here, i can use this gun from a treestand with good results, i'm looking forward to it.

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Rossi/Taurus Circuit Judge

I have a Rossi Circuit Judge, I have not killed anything but time with it.

I have been testing it. 410 seems to have about 3/4 the punch of my 12ga, but I have no doubt it will kill bunnies and other upland game, it destroys things well at the dump. works impressive with the included choke.   For me I plan to use 410 on Wabbit and Chukkers, and the 45LC for defence against Black Bear, and I got these 00 Buck Home Defence loads, they shoot 3 .32 cal BBs in about a 9" pattern at 10 yards.

Oh and the 410 with 2 3/4" shells in 7 1/2 shot shoot about 22" spread at 10 yard, they busted 1/4" plywood.

The 45 Long Colt is what I will use it most for, have been told it will kill deer at 100 yards, not much farther.

Loaded with a 250grain Lead Bullet and 9.2grns of HS6 I am shooting baseball size pattern at 50 yards with open sites, and I got Bad eyes, thats free hand, I have talked to guys who have them with a scope and they do much better, but you have to work up a load like I did, factory ammo won't do it. They shoot twice the group size.

The thing that made me buy it was the sites, I hate scopes, and I got real bad eyes, and these sites like glow, and I can hit with them. I love the gun, After shooting it today at 100 yards, and not much drop, about 1.5" inches from 25 yard, its like a 6 inch pattern about at 100, but I can aim at any rock and hit it.

It's more trouble to reload than a hand held revovler, as you can't eject all 5 at once, I mean it pushes em out just far enough you got to pull em out yourself, so no speed loaders.

It comes with a cleaning brush on a string, a scope mount and a hammer extension, for scope interferance and sling swivels.  I kinda got freaked out by the way they made it shoot both 410 and 45 but it works, the problem with the 45 LC accuracy is with the ammo, I was at my wits end, then I used a case filler and bingo, it shoots as accurate as I can aim it.

If you shoot a bunch of 45s, then sswitch to 410 with out cleaaning it the 410 shells stick and are hard to get out. My summary to you in honesty, unless you got your sites on this gun I would get one built just for 45s.

The stock is nice wood, the metal looks good, the sites are made of genuine plastic, but look good to me.

The gun feels tight and no rattles, I can shoulder it and aim pretty quick, I can't wait to get it out in the hills. That 45 ammo is quite heavy too... Big smile Hello

I HOPE this helps, 

And PLEASE if anybody else gets one and works up a good load for a jacketed bullet, I'd love to hear about it.

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