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High Round Count

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Lil Jon, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Lil Jon

    Lil Jon Oregon Coast New Member

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    I am interested in that Taurus Tracker 357, but in the ad it says high round count and that spooks Momma. What is considered a high round count? for a 357 and a Taurus.
    J
     
  2. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    my buddy has a taurus tracker with about 5000 rnds into, he's still blasting that thing and keeps it in his sock drawer. Which means its his night stand gun, so if he keeps that gun to defend his life, i'm sure its still very nice piece to have.
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have owned several Taurus revolvers in my life in calibers from 17 HM2 to ultralight .44 magnums. I hesitate to buy new Taurus guns. A "high round-count" would be a red flag for me. Just my two cents worth...

    As for the definition of a high round count, that would depend. Specifically for a .357 magnum, it would be important to know how many of the rounds fired were full-house .357 magnum and how many were .38 special.
     
  4. Lil Jon

    Lil Jon Oregon Coast New Member

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    Ok how about 2000 rounds38 spl in a 357?
     
  5. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's a fairly high count, but better than being 2000 rounds of .357 Magnum. I think Taurus revolvers are hit and miss, so. The round count would be a yellow flag for me, but not red. The overall condition would be more important. Does it look like it was well maintained between range trips?
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    2000 rounds of .38 doesn't seem like much to me, I've put that many through one gun in a few range trips. It depends more on how the owner takes care of it, and the initial build quality.
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yep, agreed. Its the initial build quality of Taurus revolvers that concerns me...
     
  8. w_houle

    w_houle Lincolnville New Member

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    My thought was that a lemon would squeeze itself out early rather than later and would rather have one with higher mileage than the one that was barely shot. But all things being equal I'd rather judge with my hands and eyes...
     
  9. sasquatch98226

    sasquatch98226 Bellingham Member

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    High Round count means different things to different people. I would ask exactly how many is high. I know some guys that call 1500 a high round count. My IPSC pistol has probably 30K through it and it is just as tight as when I got it. Keep it clean, and oiled and you should be fine.