The Rimfire Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by notarex, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Thinking about picking up another 22. I really like the looks of the Taurus Trackers. In my price range also. In either 22lr or 22 wmr. The magnum especially looks fun since I don't have one. I have other nice 22's. Just looking for a good knock around-glove box-saddlebag gun. The problem is that they have a reputation for being junk. Has their quality improved at all lately? Any of you FF's have or had one, and want to rate it? What is the advice of the collective? Pick one up or drop it and run?
  2. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    If you're wanting a 22 wheelgun, consider a Ruger Single Six platform. Some of the models come with a 22lr and 22mag cylinder.
  3. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Are a pain to load and unload especially in 22. Even poping the cylinder, give me a double action anyday.
  4. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Yup, it has to be a double action. Really just looking for opinions on the Tracker. Especially intrested in anyones experience with the 22 WMR model. Let me splain a bit here. I have a really nice Dan Wesson .22 lr. Beautiful blue at about 98%. Looks like they're getting up there in value, and I'm looking for a replacement to take the beating off the DW and keep it nice. I did a Giggle search for 991 reviews and found page after page of people bitching about Taurus quality defects. Well, we know how the internet is. Complains out number praise 50-1. I have a Taurus m# 85ch. 3 inch snubby .38 spl. I think it's a fine gun for the price paid. Shoots fine. So what happened to Taurus? Since I lurk on this thread all the time, I thought I'd try for an unbiased opinion. Anybody got one in 22lr or 22wmr?
  5. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    100% agreed. I am a ruger man. 10/22, sp 101, Bisley .44. However, I want a double action. no compromise on this feature.
  6. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    No. And granted it was a long time ago, but the one and only Taurus I owned was a festering piece of lead shaving shit. Customer service was equal to the gun itself - two trips to the factory to try to fix. One took 6 months, and when ot still didn't index properly the second trip took 4 months. They never got it right.

    I'll never own one again. Not because they made a bad gun, but instead because they provided bad service. Nowadays I'd rather spend more and cry once. My bottom is Ruger (not so elegant but quality is good), then Kimber, and maybe one day something from Wilson Combat.

    Currently I am waiting for a new fluted barrel version of the Ruger 22/45 lite to show up at my local dealer. It should be a fine .22, though it doesn't sound like it will meet fastdadio's criteria.
  7. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    I have a Taurus Tracker, 22lr, 7 shot, 6" barrel (Model 970). I like the gun and it shoots great. I want to get some different grips. The factory grips are soft rubber and feel a little squirmy. The best thing about a 22 revolver is they don't care what kind of ammo you use.

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  8. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    this is an Anschutz junior that i have and i have been trying to sell but i might end up using it for BR

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    not bad for getting a heap of parts in a bag :D
  9. LoFlow

    LoFlow Been here awhile

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    I'm unable to comment on the longevity of the Tracker because I don't have a high round count on it yet. But it sure shoots well and seems/looks well made and the trigger is pretty good too. This one's a 22lr, 7 shot also.

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  10. Bigfeet428

    Bigfeet428 Adventurer

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    I like rimfires. Here's what happens when you take a stock 10/22 and lose all common sense.
    Started as a stock blued 10/22 and then I found Rimfirecentral.com and lost my mind.:eek1 The stock I laminated and carved myself. Stripped and polished the receiver,new hammer for a better trigger,SS bull barrel,bolt work, and Mueller scope. Way too much time and $$ in it but it was well worth it.
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  11. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Beautiful rifle. Nicely done.
  12. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I've got one of these, they're fun to shoot & easy to reload.

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  13. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Unfortunately, this seems to be the majority opinion that I'm finding. It's looking like the ole Dan Wesson is destined for a hard life.
  14. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    I just picked up an earlier version of that (circa 1936 called the .22 Special back then) for teaching some friends how to shoot. Love the break tops and it's a great gun for teaching as well as plinking.
  15. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I have a mid 60's version of that . I find it more accurate than my Ruger Mark-II with a bull barrel.

    I lost the rear sight last time I was out plinking. Any idea where I can get a replacement?
  16. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I had the same thing happen, it was a long time ago & I can't remember where I found one. I think I did a Google search to find it, they're out there though.
  17. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    You should check out the Ruger SP-101 in 22LR or a S & W 17 or 617 (or maybe a used Model 18, if you can find one). A bit more $$$ than a Taurus, but either will last forever. The Dan Wesson 22 should be hard to wear out too, bit it is a better looking gun, and I can see where you might want to keep it nice.
  18. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Great suggestions both of them. Only problem is that they're both worth more than the DW. So my net gain is nada on that one. :lol3 :rofl :lol3
  19. appalachian

    appalachian Ride fat boy ride

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    As long as I've been on ADV this is the first trip into the rim fire thread, good stuff guys, ya'll have some very nice toys, never had an idea that Mauser made a rim fire gun, thanks for my next big want.

    Myself I have sevral .22s & a HMR.17 that wifey bought me a few years back, love me some rim fire action.
  20. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Actually glancing at prices on gunbroker, the DW22 and the SP101 are about equal, if you can get the SP101 at retail, and the DW is clean.