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looking at buying a taurus revolver within the next few days. need some imput. would like something that i can use about every other week at the range. dont think i would use this one for defense. with the prices of ammo getting ready to jump again, im thinking something in a smaller caliber. .38 maybe? any opinions on calibers?
 

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The Tracker in .357! You can shoot .38s in it & ammo cost will be less than a .357. I like the .44mag, I shoot specials in it most of the time, but I reload too. Don't ever overlook the .22LR, it's a very accurate cartridge & you can learn almost anything that can be learned about shooting with a good .22. They are also good for small game & ammo costs won't put you in the poor house. Most Wall Marts sell .22s for about $10.00/500. Good luck & good shooting. Frank
 

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Frank V said:
Don't ever overlook the .22LR, it's a very accurate cartridge & you can learn almost anything that can be learned about shooting with a good .22. They are also good for small game & ammo costs won't put you in the poor house. Most Wall Marts sell .22s for about $10.00/500. Good luck & good shooting. Frank
Couldn't agree more. For inexpsensive, spend all day at the range for under $20 you can't beat the .22lr. The 94 series is very nice as I'm sure many forum members will attest to. I have a 970 Tracker in 22lr that's a real tack driver. I shoot it far more than anything else just because it's cheap and fun.
 

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what does a 22 LR tracker cost(ballpark) my father in law has been looking for a 22LR revolver.
I purchased mine through Davidson's in December. The lowest bid I received was $339 plus local taxes and fees. Gunbrokers had a few blued models that I think were through Bud's for just under $300. the Tracker .22lr is a BIG gun for the caliber but I really like the rock solid platform and yes, the looks.
 

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SgtKnuckles said:
If your Stuck on getting a Taurus, and if your going to shoot every other week, and want to hit something without Breaking the Bank... This is the One...<:))
Taurus MODEL 970 TRACKER 22LR Stainless Steel 6.5" Barrel
http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G2970069

Have some Fun~Bid Low 200's for a Blued Used one...
Taurus Tracker Model 970 .22cal LNIB
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=92704076
The blued version is out of production but doesn't make it a bad choice. If you can really get one for the mid $200 range, snap it up in a hurry! For that kind of money you won't find a better .22lr wheel gun anywhere.
 

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Just a few suggestions, some of which have already been mentioned. The M94 .22, the Tracker .22, M66 .357 Magnum or the Tracker .357 Mag.

You can generally find all four on gunbroker at any given time and the prices are usually reasonable. Granted that's not all sellers who market their wares there but they're in the minority.

Model 66, 6" SS, 7-Shot with no bids, starting at $279.00

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=91634026

Model 66, 6" blued w/ B Square mount and Tasco Pro Class scope, 2x22. $285.00

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=91863334

Model 669, 4" blued $280.00

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=92707668

Model 94, 4" blued $175.00

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=92691080

Just a few auctions of revolvers that won't break the bank. In fact, at those prices why not get 2? :D
 

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Hmm, self defense, .38, M85 maybe? Ain't real sexy, but it sure will giterdun.
 

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If you want to have more fun get the Raging Bull .44mag :D

don't be afarid of the bigger calibers; raging bull handles them quite well, plus you can shoot .44spl in .44mag and .45colt in .454. Cool factor is there as well. Oh and start reloading and won't have to worry about ammo costs ;)
 

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The M66 w/ 4" barrel was my first Taurus wheel gun, and I love it. The 7-round capacity is pretty neat, along with the adjustable sights make it a fantastic 'shooting' gun for the range.

And you're right: the option of .38's is not only easier on the wallet, but easier on the hands for an afternoon of shooting.

Very affordable, as are every gun that Taurus manufactures ;D
 
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