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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 5/16/2003 11:50:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 2:16:21 PM EDT
I had a similar problem with my PT100. I replaced the mag springs with wolff springs and it seems fine now.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 3:39:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 3:56:27 PM EDT
the ball ammo 115 gr? The heavier bullet [147gr] might be the catalist. Wolf extra power Mag springs are sure to cure. Luck
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 5:41:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:36:01 PM EDT
Like a Beretta, that Taurus should run all day with any ammo that fits the magazine.
The feed ramp should already be fairly smooth.

Maybe some recontouring?
Dumb question, are the mag springs in correctly?
(Trying not to overlook anything)
And FMJ's sail through...what about 115 HPs or 124 HPs?
Yes, that does suck, it should be 100% reliable all the time...period.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 11:16:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 9:33:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2003 9:35:00 PM EDT by Hoplophile]

Originally Posted By Striker:
I thought about that Hoplophile but..I don't shoot the gun much. It might have 1500 rounds through it and I don't leave the mags loaded. But for the price of some springs...

Mine was doing it after only a few hundred.

Edited to add that now that I think of it, I think I may have replaced the recoil spring too. I bought a Wolff spring pack from Brownells but I don't remember when I installed it relative to when the problem went away.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 9:44:39 PM EDT
My .454 Raging Bull is still sitting waiting for me to mail to Taurus to fix, they don't seem to be the best manufactured weapons on earth!
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 10:02:59 PM EDT
I still have plenty of NIW 15 round factory mags ...and no Taurus at the moment
Springs and polishing sure can't hurt...but when you say bottom of the feed ramp, do you mean the barrel part or the little rounded relief part of the frame? (They shouldn't be hitting that low.)
Shooting an old 659 today (amongst others) and using 115, 124 and 147 grainers, all hps, I noticed only the top half of the feed ramp was even needed, the bottom half remaining dirty, unused.
I would look at the area where the frame meets the barrel, looking for a "flat" spot that grabs the front edge of that 147 hp.
Did a smack on the slide get it loose?
After trying some 115 and 124 hps, to see if they work and/or after the springs and polishing were done, if it were mine and still FTFed, I would start "blending" those edges or avoid those 147 SXTs.
Or at least maybe explain it to a 'smith you trust for his opinion.
(If Kurt wasn't so busy)
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 3:46:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:35:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2003 8:37:57 AM EDT by eddiesar15]

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
My .454 Raging Bull is still sitting waiting for me to mail to Taurus to fix, they don't seem to be the best manufactured weapons on earth!


THats a real bummer-----Ive had mine for 2yrs,no problems yet,One must ask why then, did taurus get gun manufactor of the year?
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 12:11:32 PM EDT
I haven't bought a box of factory ammo in well over ten years but I can tell you a 147gr. 9mm might be a problem due to OAL. The nose might be hanging up in the magazine due to heavier recoil. Also if it is hot(over 1000fps) you will need a heavier recoil spring. Personally, 9mm's are better served with 115gr. and 124gr. rounds as you can get them cranking. 147's are too heavy IMO. Wished ya got a Beretta 92, donn't ya Taurus does make a dandy model 62 though.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:35:18 PM EDT
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