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Taurus Tracker questions.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ironhand54, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. Ironhand54

    Ironhand54 Member

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    I am thinking about getting a 22lr revolver, DA preferably. I would want to be able to scope it fairly easily.
    I handled a Tracker with a 6 inch barrel and liked it, but the trigger pull was rather heavy and rough.

    How good are the Trackers?

    Can the trigger be improved?

    How hard is it to scope?

    Other guns you might suggest, in the same price range?

    Thanks
    IronHand
     
  2. kidneyboy

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    I looked at Trackers, Rugers and S&W's in my search for a 22 DA revolver and settled in the S&W 617 6". I like it enough that I'll be getting the 4" also.

    Nothing wrong with Trackers if you get a good one, and the trigger can certainly be worked on.
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Friends don't let friends buy Taurus. Taurus is notorious for its transfer bars breaking. They are aware of it, but won't change the metallurgy or the heat treatment. Sooner or later a Taurus will stop working. If it's all you can afford, it's better than a rock or a sharp stick but if you have the money, buy American (Ruger or S&W).
     
  4. PapaG

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    While not a Taurus fan by any stretch of the imagination, my Tracker .17 HMR is a peach. Taurus mount is quick and sturdy, trigger pretty good and the accuracy is phenomenal. 6 1/2" barrel, 2-7X scope and i can get sandbagged groups under 2" at 100 yards for the full cylinder (I don't pick and choose, if the revolver holds seven, I shoot seven). This is on a dead calm day. Throw in some breeze and that little pill goes wild.
    My limited experience seems that once you get into the medium and large frame T guns the quality gets better.
    I could have the exception.
     
  5. Varminterror

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    The Tracker and Raging Bull revolvers are well done. The ultralight alloy frame j-frames, not so much. I’ve worked on a lot of revolvers in my shop, and have owned a couple dozen rimfire revolvers myself over the years - I’ll take a Taurus Tracker over a Single 6/9/10.

    The Tracker 17HMR is one of my favorite firearms, out of hundreds I have owned.

    They ain’t Ruger’s or Smith’s, but really, you can have Ruger’s and Smith’s which fail also. Taurus customer service is good, even if there are a lot of online forum posts saying it sucks - by guys who have never used it...
     
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    Alaskan Ironworker Member

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    Ive owned my tracker in .44 mag for about a year. 4” barrel, and i bought hogue grips for it. No issues out of about 200 rounds except for 1 light primer strike when firing double action with some cheap blazer aluminum cased stuff. I even ran a box of 300 grain hsm “bear loads” through it. I was getting 1120 fps on average. Pretty stiff recoil, but pretty accurate. I really hope nothing bad happens with this gun because i really like it! Its comfortable, lightweight, and it looks nice. Id say buy it, ive owned 5 taurus revolvers and they all worked great, (knock on wood)
     
  7. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    Triggers aren’t terribly hard to fix. Spring kits are readily available. When you put in your spring kit just smooth up any gritty rough spots on the friction points. Emery cloth and emery boards are your friend there. Yes you can make that gunshoot a whole lot better with an hours work and a 40 dollar spring kit.
     
  8. Tallball

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    My 4" 22lr Tracker was a good revolver. It's DA trigger was a bit stiff, but everything else was good and it was quite accurate .
     
  9. beag_nut

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    I won't try to sway you from Taurus, but it seems like ALL .22 LR revolvers (all makes) have heavy triggers, at least in the beginning. Has to do with the rimfire requirement.
     
  10. PapaG

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    I had a SP101 .22 that was impossible, even after two trips to our smith and he never fails to improve what we send. In this case the improvement wasn't enough.
     
  11. Bigmike79

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    I inherited a ruger single six that has had so many rounds out through it that the rifling is almost shot out. Ruger makes the best 22 revolvers on Earth IMO. I can't imagine there double action 22 revolvers not being beasts as well.
     
  12. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Never messed with their tracker series, Have had an 85UL and a 605 and they were good guns. The 85UL even had over 8000 rounds through it before I sold it. The gun worked better than the old model 36 flat latch I had.
     
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