I had a six and a half inch stainless Single Six and took quite a few rabbits and woodchucks with it. Although it was not a tackdriver it was plenty good enough for the range you mentioned. I always used Stingers and and had good success, another thing I liked about it was the interchangable mag cylinder which made it nice for ***** which can be tough to kill when they have some size on them. All in all a nice tough use gun that can use a wide range of ammo. As far as the Striker goes I have never shot one but I would bet it will outshoot the Ruger. I did own an XP100 Rem in 221 that shot like a rifle but it was a bulky thing and did not fit my idea of a handgun, something reasonably light and handy to carry. I know nothing about the Taurus.