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Taurus pump-action .22 - good, bad or indifferent?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cluttonfred, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. cluttonfred

    cluttonfred Well-Known Member

    I've had my eye on those Taurus pump .22s for a while. Anyone have one, and have any feedback to share? I see that the .22 WMR models seem to have been discontinued.

  2. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Well-Known Member

    I bought 2 of them years ago,and they were horrible looking on the inside compared to being nicely done on the outside.
    Lots of machining marks and gunk left over,etc.
    However that was years ago,they may have improved a lot since then.
    If it's a take down..prett sure it is...take it down and peek inside.I would not mind being proven wrong on this.
  3. Billy_H

    Billy_H Well-Known Member

    We have one that my wife got from her father when she was younger. It's a fun little rifle to shoot and always seems to be a hit when we bring it out.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    They ain't no 06 or 62A Winchester.
    That's for sure!

  5. Kman

    Kman Well-Known Member

    Nope, definately not a winchester, but can be fun for sure. The older models from Rossi, no silly top mounted safety, are the guns to look for, and they even made some stainless. I have never shot the newer ones {I think Rossi is probably still making them for taurus} but the older model I had worked fine.
  6. JT'sDad

    JT'sDad Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a Taurus Model 72 Carbine in 22mag. I have shot the model 62 carbine and they are a fun little plinking rifle.
  7. VirgilCaine

    VirgilCaine Well-Known Member

    So, did this impact the performance or maintenance of the rifle?
  8. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    I own two older pre-silly safety M-62 rifles. They're the top picks when my young nephews and I go to the club. One is made to use S, L & LR and the other just LRs. Both function perfectly and are quite accurate to boot.

    They may be " no '06 or 62A, but when was the last time you saw one of those for less than $200? The quality of workmanship on mine is way beyond what one might expect for the price and they've slicked-up very sweetly with use. In several K rds through each not one part has broken or shows any unusual wear.

    Several cuts above any of the Chinese Browning and Remington knock-offs I've seen in quality of materials and finish.

    For a fun or working .22 they're hard to beat, IMO.

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