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Taurus 17hmr Tracker

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ole farmerbuck, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Member

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    Can someone tell me if these empties are ok? They are from my 17 Taurus tracker that I just bought new and sent it back because ejecting the empty cases were too difficult. Here is a pic of the way the empties look now which is about the way they looked when I sent it back. They're still hard to eject. The one on the right is from my Savage rifle. Thank you

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    I saw that in a Taurus 17 when they first came out. I think the cylinder chambers are reamed too deep, the shoulder is set too far forward. That one had the cylinder replaced and was fine ever after. It head spaces on the rim, so it works, but it ain't right. I'd be on the phone and I'd send fired cases in with it when it goes back. I've always been treated right by Taurus Customer Service and I would expect that you will be too.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Definitely not right from an accuracy standpoint.

    But it might be necessary to keep the sharp-shoulder bottleneck case from expanding back tight against the recoil shield and binding up the cylinder from turning.

    That has always been a very big problem in all bottleneck revolver calibers.

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    I sent fired cases in with it. I see the one on the far left is close to the one from the rifle. (far right) So you think it's ok to shoot it if it's accurate?
     
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    I'd say the variation is an indicator that all is not OK but maybe the one on the far left is more a sign of that particular loading rather than the chamber dimensions. Do you always get one case per 7 that looks like #1 on the left?
     
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    I've only shot it 2 times since I got it back. I'll mark the cylinder and see if its the same one.
     
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    I should think that if the difference were chamber caused the visual differences might be obvious to the naked eye.

    As to the extraction - do the cases exhibit rough machining marks along their length after firing? Hard to tell in the photos.
     
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