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Hi all. I am looking for a DA 22lr revolver that I can put thousands (and thousands) of rounds through over the next few years. I am not looking to pay the handsome prices that S&W 617's, Ruger GP100's or SP-101's are commanding (I actually had a newer 8 shot SP-101, and didn't care for it). I tried a new Taurus Model 94 a while back, but after ~1000 rounds, she had to go back to the factory for extensive repairs, so I sold it when it got back. Seems many of the 94's have issues. So, what about the 970/990 Tracker models? Are they durable enough to be up to the task? I'll have to look for a used one (or possibly a Rossi R98 Plinker, but those never come up for sale), so is there anything I should look out for? What would be a fair price for one in excellent condition? Thanks in advance!
 

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As long as you take care of them, the 992 is an excellent revolver!
 
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I just picked up a 992 and already have at least 1000 rounds no issues. Sending my 94 back to get new firing pin. First i have heard about the 94 having lots of issues. The 94 used but it put tons of rounds down range. The 992 is heavy but 6 inch barrel super accurate.
Can't really speak to the used value. Check out
http://www.genitron.com

Gives data and estimated used values.

Previous trackers I have owned were 45 colt and out of production and we're very solid


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In case you're interested, Rossi is now owned by Taurus



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IMO, there is no comparison between the 94 and the 990. I have owned a 990 for several years and it has digested countless rounds of various brands without a hiccup. The trigger on the 990 is much better than the 94 and it seems to get better the more I use it. My 990 trigger is now very smooth and rivals that of my Smiths. I find the weight and balance of the 990 much more conducive to accurate shooting than the 94. The 990 isn’t a S&W model 17 but it is a good, durable, and accurate .22 revolver that will serve you well with proper care.
 

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As long as you take care of them, the 992 is an excellent revolver!
Hi. Thanks. Nothing wrong with the 992, but I am going to "pass" on it for a couple reasons.
-I want as accurate a plinker as possible. The barrel of the 992 has to be bored to accommodate the 22 magnum round, meaning that it is ever so slightly larger than necessary for 22lr (meaning the gun will not be as accurate with 22lr as a gun that is dedicated to 22lr). I don't want to introduce another caliber to my collection at this point, and for the cost of the 22mag, I would just practice with my 9mm.
-They are hard to find used, and new ones are too much $$. ~$520 is what I am seeing. For another ~$75, you can get the Ruger SP-101, or for another ~$150, the Smith 617. For that difference, I would just go with the Smith.
 

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The 94s trigger isn't something you would write home about, at least not in complementary terms.
Agreed. Been there. Done that. Never again.
 

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IMO, there is no comparison between the 94 and the 990. I have owned a 990 for several years and it has digested countless rounds of various brands without a hiccup. The trigger on the 990 is much better than the 94 and it seems to get better the more I use it. My 990 trigger is now very smooth and rivals that of my Smiths. I find the weight and balance of the 990 much more conducive to accurate shooting than the 94. The 990 isn’t a S&W model 17 but it is a good, durable, and accurate .22 revolver that will serve you well with proper care.
Thank you! I am reading good things about both the 990 and 970 Trackers.
 

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Hi. Thanks. Nothing wrong with the 992, but I am going to "pass" on it for a couple reasons.
-I want as accurate a plinker as possible. The barrel of the 992 has to be bored to accommodate the 22 magnum round, meaning that it is ever so slightly larger than necessary for 22lr (meaning the gun will not be as accurate with 22lr as a gun that is dedicated to 22lr). I don't want to introduce another caliber to my collection at this point, and for the cost of the 22mag, I would just practice with my 9mm.
-They are hard to find used, and new ones are too much $$. ~$520 is what I am seeing. For another ~$75, you can get the Ruger SP-101, or for another ~$150, the Smith 617. For that difference, I would just go with the Smith.
I find the 992 Tracker plenty accurate with ether load, just adjusting the rear sight and away you go...............
Have fun with whatever you get................:)
 
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I find the 992 Tracker plenty accurate with ether load, just adjusting the rear sight and away you go...............
Have fun with whatever you get................:)
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Still no reason not to get 990. Yu will be more than happy. I just like idea of having 22 mag at disposal.
992 rested on range bag with junk bulk ammo iron sights I can hit 1 quart bottle 100 yards. Plenty accurate. Now that's not with every shot mind you I have trifocal vision and old shaky hands but at 40 to 50 yards another story. Small chunks of 2 x 4 have no chance. Lol
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I can attest that my Tracker 970, about 20 years old, is both reliable and accurate. Never a single failure, hiccup or hitch of any sort...

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