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User experience w/Taurus Tracker .44 mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by iostorm, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. iostorm

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    please only post if you have the gun or have shot it personally, please post your thoughts on it. what ammo you have used etc.

    Thanks.....
     
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    bump....
     
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    Tracker .44

    I got the five shot with a 4" barrell, it's worked great with every thing except corbon 305 grain which causes the cylinder to lock up. Really shouldn't fire them in a light revolver like this. Does great ith 250grain winchesters, buffalo bore 170 grains and some hot hand loads. All told I've put about 3 or 4 hundred rounds through it without any other problems. It's not a redhawk but a good gun for the money.
     
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    thanks for taking the time to reply, that is exactly the kind of info i am looking for. i am very close to purchasing the same 4" version, great to hear you have used many mag loads without problems, any experience with 44 special ammo? i would think it should be pretty mild. i will just be using off the shelf ammo in both mag and special in it, mostly from walmart etc.
     
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    I love mine. 600 rds not a problem.

    Here is a vid:

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    Very pleasant shooting .44 Spl loads. Recoil on this medium frame gun with magnums is managable but stout.

    I purchased mine as a .44 Spl gun that has the ability to shoot .44 Mag. If I wanted to shoot a lot of magnum loads I would consider the larger frame guns. ( my opinion ).

    That said, I am very fond of my .44 Mag. Tracker, and have had no problems with it. The trigger pull both DA & SA was impressive out of the box on my particular gun. Timing and lockup were dead on as well. I have nothing bad to say about them based on the one I have.
     
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    thanks for all the feedback, looks to be a great firearm.
     
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    I haven't had any problems with mine so far, but since I am sort of a magnum load junkie, I am about to trade my Tracker off for a Raging Bull. I just feel better firing continuous full power stuff from a large double-locked frame. If you like the size of the Tracker, then you will love the gun. Recoil was nowhere near what I thought it would be. I've fired mostly WWB and Cor-Bon 240 grainers from mine, but I do have some DoubleTap on the way for when I get my Bull :cool: .
     
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    I have the snub nose (2 1/2 inch)

    Great sights! Great grip! (ribber) Not too heavy.

    Trigger is not up to S&W standards. Not crisp or clean like a 629.

    But It is my pack gun when I hike, and I wear it at work after hours.

    .44 special rounds are a piece of cake! Mag rounds are punishing, but managable. Had no trouble hanging on the the gun. But after 5 rounds, yer done! :p
     
  12. iostorm

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    Well I picked it up this week and went to the range today.

    What I am most surprised with is the accuracy; I am completely taking out a 50cent piece size area with the 5 shots at approx 25 to 30 feet.

    It shoots extremely well for only having a 3" barrel, (I know it’s advertised as a 4" but the last inch is an expansion chamber for the porting)

    Kick is not that bad with the Wal-Mart Winchester 240grain rounds, don’t get me wrong you know you’re shooting a .44 mag but it’s quite controllable. Follow up shots are similar to my .45 ruger semi, again this is surprising for a short barrel, hats off to Taurus for their barrel porting job.

    All in all I am very happy with my purchase; this is another fine Taurus product.
     
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