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How does the Tracker compare to the Smith and the Ruger?

The current prices at Academy are $569 for the Taurus, $799 for the Smith and $699 for the Ruger.

I have no experience with the Tracker, but might give it a try if you guys give me some good feedback. Personally, I've had very good luck with Taurus and don't want to pay too much, but if you don't think the tracker is worthy of this competition, please tell me why?

What ya think?

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My only Tracker series experience is with my M44 Tracker. I bought her used earlier this year and have about 300 flawless rounds of both .44 Mag and .44 spl through her. She functions great and is an accurate revolve. Based on that experience I'd recommend a Tracker series weapon.
 

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If you want to shoot a lot of magnum rounds for a long time go with the Ruger, the newer S&Ws are not built the way they use to be, and not really worth the extra $$ like the older ones were. The Taurus pistols are kinda like the lottery anymore sometimes you win and.....

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Ive only handled the 686+ 4" and gp100 4". I lile the lools of the 686 better. I like how the gp100 is polished over the 686 brushed finish. I like the 686+ trigger over the gp100. I bought the 686

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How does the Tracker compare to the Smith and the Ruger?

The current prices at Academy are $569 for the Taurus, $799 for the Smith and $699 for the Ruger.

I have no experience with the Tracker but might give it a try if you guys give me some good feedback. Personally, I've had very good luck with Taurus and don't want to pay too much, but if you don't think the tracker is worthy of this competition, please tell me why?

What ya think?

Thanks...
Another option to consider is the Taurus® Mdl 66 as it only costs $395.75 (@ my LGS). At the same store, a TRACKER™ Mdl 627 is just $434.62.
 

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The S&W L Frame of the 1980s was by far the best revolver smith put out,carried one till we transitioned to the Glock 19s.Ruger GP 100 is as stout as they come and are a bit much more better thn the S&W,and prefer their S&W 6 shot cyclinder as the plus 7 shot is having issues.
 

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I bought this Smith 686 no dash in 1986 for $310 OTD, I still have the receipt and everything else that came with it. I bought a box of 50 .357 cartridges at the same time. Six are missing out of the box. I shoot almost entirely .38 SPL. Its a good gun, somewhat heavy tho but it shoots really nice. It ain't for sale. Its one gun I'm 100% happy with.

 

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Another thought I'd like to throw out.

The Taurus is the lightest of the three. I like to shoot revolvers with one hand and the weight fo the Taurus could prove to be a benefit at a long range session.

Whichever gun I get will be a range queen and primarily be shooting .38 Special.
 
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Had the Taurus Tracker 627SS 4in. that I bought new in 2001 , sold it last year for $400 only because I wanted to use the $$ for my Sig 1911 that set me back $1K. Every trip to the range I had taken it and really loved that gun and never had 1 single issue with it as it was reliable and very accurate. I always like the look and the ported barrel and the recoil was nothing at all even with magnum loads. I wouldn't hesitate going with the Taurus.
 
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