Texastaurusguy you don't need 310-gr bullets for our grizz up here in Montana. If a 210-gr from a .41 mag is enough to take one of our grizzly bears, believe me a hard cast 255-gr SWC GC bullet will be plenty. I may still get the 4" Tracker just for kicks anyways.texastaurusguy said:Just don't plan on shooting a Brown bear or grizzly with it - use a gun that will take the 310+ grain bullets like Buffalo Bore and a large frame 44 mag revolver if you think you might run across something like that......
You know that is funny, I was going to post a picture of the 4" Tracker that I am looking at, as I already have the 2" Tracker model in blue only because my dealer did not have the stainless model when I bought mine several years ago. I went into his shop yesterday and he has a 2" Tracker 44C like mine for $389.00 and the two 4" models are just a tad over the $400.00 range. One is stainless and the other blue. Both of these make for great trail guns, and complement my Marlin 1895G in 45-70 8)texastaurusguy said:There have been previous threads about just that, and you're right - it won't. That doesn't mean that the Tracker isn't a really nice niche gun though, and I may end up with one if I can't find an older Taurus or Rossi 44 special for a good price. To answer the original question, I think the Tracker can handle any round that you can fit into the chamber just fine.
Well, that is why today I passed on the 4" Tracker in 44 magnum and purchased a Ruger SBH 4" SS so I can use the longer bullets should I desire to.NativeTexan said:That 340 grain BB load might be a tad hot for a tracker even if it did fit the cylinder. I'd fire it in a superblackhawk, but I don't know about a lighter gun. You don't need that much anyway unless you're traveling in Alaska's brown bear country. I'd go with a much ligher bullet/load in .44 for deer hunting. They ain't armor plated, ya know.
Not unless that bear is trying to munch on you ... Seriously a bears head is pretty hard, and unless you can put one in the eye or right thru the mouth I would not do it. Much better if you got a throat shot or chest shot so you can get to the vitals if all you got is your handgun.... but my handgun is not my primary woods firearm, but the Marlin 1895G is as I carry much better medecine for that requirement.by: texastaurusguy
I guess that brings up a question I've always wondered....would you shoot a bear in the head, or through the heart? Which would most likely be stopping it quickest? I've always read that you want the heavy, fast bullet to go through the dense, thick bones and tissue....but every picture you see with the downed bear always looks like the bear is sleeping, with no blood showing.......just curious.