New Taurus rifle?


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Mike Irwin
March 24, 2003, 12:40 PM
This month's American Rifleman has an advert on the back cover for the Taurus Model 63 .22 rifle. It looks a lot like the Winchester .22 semi-auto.

Anyone have one of these yet? It's just now coming available.

I've checked them out at the Taurus web site, MSRP is $295.

All in all, I'm thinking SERIOUSLY of getting one of these.

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=M63R&category=RIFLE

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Mike Irwin
March 24, 2003, 11:00 PM
NO one?

Sigh...

fallingblock
March 25, 2003, 08:46 AM
but I saw it on Taurus' website.
The stainless would make a nice all-weather plinker:)

One thing that bothers me a bit...in their advertising hype, Taurus claims the model 63 is a Browning design:eek:

It was designed from the model '03 auto, which was designed by the same guy who did the '05, '07 and 1910 Winchester, as well as most of the work on the 1911 Winchester autoloading shotgun....

Thomas Crosley Johnston

El Tejon
March 25, 2003, 09:56 AM
:rolleyes:

falling, how's THAT going to sell any guns? :D

sm
March 25, 2003, 11:02 AM
I saw the ad , peaked my curiousity too.
Reminds of me something I'd see as a wee brat, but didn't appreciate at that time.

Mike Irwin
March 25, 2003, 03:54 PM
That deal about Browning actually sort of struck me funny, too.

I'm pretty certain that Browning's last design for Winchester was the 1895, wasn't it?

Mike Irwin
March 25, 2003, 04:20 PM
Take a look at how these choads are describing the gun...

SEMI-AUTO MODEL 173 .17 HMR PUMP ACTION CARBINE IN BLUE STEEL


A semi-auto pump action?

What is this? The Spas Taurus? :rolleyes:

fallingblock
March 25, 2003, 07:42 PM
the Brazilian copy-writers in Porto Allegre doing the hype for the website...and mixing Portugese and English as well as models.

Either that or the new "semi-auto pump action" will be a landmark design in .17 caliber rifles:D

Mike Irwin
March 25, 2003, 11:35 PM
MSRP on the blued .22 LR is $295, my shop is offering to get me one for $235.

I'm giving SERIOUS thought to it. I need a plinker.

chaim
March 26, 2003, 09:35 PM
Mike,

If I was in the market for another .22lr rifle I'd consider one. It would be nice to have a semi-auto .22 that wasn't just like what everyone else has (and I mean pretty much everyone has a Ruger 10/22, or Marlin 60, both in my "collection", or a Remington 597). Even though I really don't need another .22 rifle I may get one in the next year or so anyway.

MSRP on the blued .22 LR is $295, my shop is offering to get me one for $235.

I'm giving SERIOUS thought to it. I need a plinker. Mike if you do it, please stop by TaurusTalk (see my sig line) to report on it.

Mike Irwin
March 27, 2003, 12:47 AM
Chaim,

No problem, more than happy to run a write up for you.

I want to look one of these over really well.

I don't know why, I usually don't take much interest in rifles other than Savage 99s, but when I saw that on the back of the Rifleman I was REALLY smitten.

I'm heading to a gun show in a couple of weeks, maybe I'll see one there.

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