Itching for a .22 Mag


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wickedsprint
January 13, 2013, 03:47 PM
Got the itch for a full size DA .22 mag. Any thoughts on the Taurus Tracker models?

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Seventhsword
January 13, 2013, 03:56 PM
I'm looking to get one of the new Ruger .22 mags when they come out.. http://ruger.com/products/lcr/models.html

wickedsprint
January 13, 2013, 04:04 PM
Those rugers look nice.

gazpacho
January 13, 2013, 04:21 PM
I have no experience with the Taurus 22wmr models, but would expect the DA trigger pull would be similar to most 22lr trigger pulls. In other words, very heavy to insure reliable ignition.

7mmb
January 13, 2013, 05:39 PM
I'm thinking of getting one too. The 992 with 22 mag and 22lr cylinders. I would also like to hear from owners of Taurus DA rimfire revolvers.

cat_IT_guy
January 13, 2013, 06:31 PM
I know you said DA, but the Ruger Single Nine has me drooling.

wickedsprint
January 13, 2013, 07:08 PM
I'm thinking of getting one too. The 992 with 22 mag and 22lr cylinders. I would also like to hear from owners of Taurus DA rimfire revolvers.

This is the one I am eyeballing as well.

I know you said DA, but the Ruger Single Nine has me drooling.

I've had mixed luck with Ruger SAs

Canted barrels

Excessive BC Gap

Crooked frames on SBH and SRH (Entire gun replaced by Ruger both occasions)

Cross threaded bolt on ejector housing. (Dealer took back)

All that considered I'd be willing to consider the single 9 since Ruger has great service.

gazpacho
January 13, 2013, 08:31 PM
I thoroughly enjoy my Single Nine.

I have a Taurus 94 2". It took about 1,000 rounds to smooth out the action. The single action pull is a little stiff but crisp. The double action pull is now smooth, but HEAVY! Probably upwards of 20 pounds. Accuracy is good.

I'm not sure why anyone would specifically want a DA 22lr revolver, except possibly as a training tool for a DA centerfire revolver. 22lr DA is better executed in a semi-auto platform, IMHO.

Buford57
January 13, 2013, 08:55 PM
I passed up the chance for a S&W Stainless .22 WMR (648?) a few years ago, before Smith prices went through the roof. Still kicking myself.

As to why anyone would want a DA .22LR, I can answer that in two words:

K22 Masterpiece

deputy dog
January 13, 2013, 09:34 PM
I have a Taurus Tracker in .22mag I bought it for $300.00 about 4 months ago. It was new in the box,and is very nice looking, trigger not to bad, the down side is that .22mag ammo hard to find. If you find the ammo it's going to be about $10.00 to $13.00 for a box of 5o rounds.:eek: Compared to regular 22 long rifle ammo $2.95 for a box of 50.the mag ammo is to $$ for me. I haven't even shot the gun yet.

wickedsprint
January 13, 2013, 10:03 PM
.22 mag is one of the few cartridges still left on the wally shelf around here.

Jaymo
January 13, 2013, 10:22 PM
I'd love to see how many rounds a .22 rimfire GP100 would hold. If, that is, Ruger would ever make one.

wickedsprint
January 14, 2013, 09:49 AM
I would be all over a .22 GP100.

CraigC
January 14, 2013, 11:38 AM
As to why anyone would want a DA .22LR, I can answer that in two words:

K22 Masterpiece
Exactly! I don't know why anybody would NOT want a K-22 or two or three. ;)

cat_IT_guy
January 14, 2013, 08:24 PM
.22 mag is one of the few cartridges still left on the wally shelf around here.

Ditto!

22-rimfire
January 15, 2013, 04:28 PM
I haven't seen a Single Nine, but it would be appealing. The Single Ten is really a nice Ruger SA 22. I am not a big SA fan with 22's due mostly to loading and unloading. But the rate of fire and reloading with the mags would make the Single Nine a pretty good piece. I wouldn't plink with 22 mags.

I know that all Taurus guns are not junk. But I just can't bring myself to buy one. I would be looking for a Colt Trooper Mark III in 22 Mag. It is a fine revolver. S&W does make a light weight 22 Mag, but I would rather have the Colt. An old S&W M48 would be nice however. Pricey these days as are the Colts even though it is probably the least expensive of the discontinued Colt revolver models.

Steve51
January 15, 2013, 05:51 PM
I have had a Taurus 992 stainless steel with 6.5" barrel for almost a year. It is heavy, it is very accurate, it is 9 shot and I am very happy with it. Swapping cylinders is very easy with the push of a button. I almost always shoot SA but like the double action revolvers for quicker loading with speed loaders. Most would probably consider the trigger heavy for DA shooting. My 13 year old granddaughter really enjoys shooting it.

WoodchuckAssassin
January 15, 2013, 06:04 PM
I've gotta go with the Ruger Single-nine.

I know you wanted a DA, but I've never had a DA .22/.22mag that didn't have a DA pull that needed two hands and a friend to pull.

Plus with training, you could become almost as quick with a SA as with a DA.

22-rimfire
January 15, 2013, 07:16 PM
You obviously have not shot a Colt Trooper Mark III in 22 Mag.

Steve H
January 15, 2013, 07:24 PM
You obviously have not shot a Colt Trooper Mark III in 22 Mag


I sure would like to but I can't find one that I can afford.

ZVP
January 23, 2013, 05:35 PM
I wonder if manufacturere=s will have to doe=wnsize all these 9, 10, and 12 shot cylinders or if they'll get grandfathered in?
Won't bother me as my guns hold 5 or 6.
ZVP

rchery59
January 23, 2013, 05:46 PM
I wonder if manufacturere=s will have to doe=wnsize all these 9, 10, and 12 shot cylinders or if they'll get grandfathered in?
Won't bother me as my guns hold 5 or 6.
ZVP
Only applies to detachable magazines

gbran
January 23, 2013, 11:20 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/941.jpg

I have the Taurus 4" 941 in 22wmr. Had it for many years with no issues. The DA trigger is about as bad as they come, but SA is light and smooth. This thing is more accurate than my Single Six.

Hoppes Love Potion
January 24, 2013, 04:10 PM
The LCR-22MAGNUM looks interesting. It should have a lighter trigger than anything this side of a K-22.

MedWheeler
January 24, 2013, 10:11 PM
I was kind of drooling over a surprisingly-handsome "Target Pathfinder" by Charter Arms the other day. Yes, it's in .22LR, but I think they make the Pathfinder in WMR, don't they?
This one had a four-inch barrel, satin finish stainless construction, and an adjustable rear sight. I think they are still limited to six rounds.

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