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I have become interested in this little carbine recently but the old reviews and a you tube videos reveal sever loss of fps.

It seems the circuit judge design does not perform as well as the 992.

Anyone have any data on this carbine.

I thought it would make great companion to the 992 but if the circuit judge under performs then a 22 mag lever gun would be added to the safe along with the marlin 22lr. I just hate to add another rifle when one could take the place of both the Henry and marlin.


http://www.guns.com/review/rossi-circuit-judge-22/


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Anyone?

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I know nothing about the gun but from reading the article it sounds like they missed the mark on what could have been a great little gun.
 

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I know. I cant seem to find any more info whether they addressed the issue.

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When the guns came out there were threads on this forum about the circuit judge in rimfire and center fire models. From memory Ranch Dog did a series as well as another person. Both negative. I ordered a 992 with 6"barrel and scoped it. The 22 mag put bullets through paper sideways, keyhole at 20 to 25 yards with every brand of ammo. 22 long rifle cylinder didn't keyhole as bad but wouldn't group. I let the gun go, was my last new Taurus gun purchase. For some reason Taurus started doing a long large tapered forcing cone in the barrel. This allowed gas to go around the bullet and also the bullets didn't start square with the rifling. This killed accuracy and reduced velocity. Up until this "improved change" i was a huge Taurus fan. Owned over a couple dozen revolvers in the Tracker, Raging and large frame guns. Had been very impressed with long range accuracy of their revolvers and would have purchased one or more of the revolving rifles. Taurus has in years past built some of the most accurate factory revolvers made. I owned Smith performance center custom hunting revolvers that would not shoot as good as Trackers that were a fraction of the cost. The Taurus Raging revolvers shot with custom line bore guns. Taurus made some junk but they also made some highly accurate guns. Companies changing things that work to save production cost or whatever is often a very bad thing. If I was going to buy one of their revolving rifles I would take a loaded dummy round. With cylinder open I would see how far bullet and/or case went down forcing cone/barrel. If the bullet/case mouth cleared back of barrel I wouldn't check anything else and would pass. My 992 revolver would allow a 22 long rifle round to drop into the barrel deep enough that the rim was in the barrel. One we checked would take a 22 mag round in the barrel. Ranch Dog posted his 44 mag test results. Taurus can do better because they have in time past. I much rather buy a Taurus than pay what my custom guns are costing if they would go back to what was working so well. Off the soap box. Rant due in part to final cost of last custom.
 

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Well guys I took the plunge after taking to rossi. They said they would make it right.....I know.....I am still willing to do the back and forth what ever it takes. I really.like the idea of that carbine..
The adventure begins. Prayers accepted. Lol

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