New For 2024: Taurus Expedition Bolt-Action Rifle

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posted on January 23, 2024
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To the surprise of many, Taurus USA used SHOT Show 2024 as an opportunity to introduce a bolt-action rifle, the Expedition, to the firearm market. While the company already has an expansive line of hard-hitting hunting revolvers in its Tracker, Model 44 and Raging Hunter series and has been building combat long arms for Brazil’s military and law-enforcement personnel for many years, the new rifle is the first bolt-action to reach American shores. In recent years, Taurus has shifted more of its product development toward the pursuit of hunting, and the Expedition is perhaps the strongest example of this new emphasis to date.

Left side of the Taurus Expedition bolt-action rifle.Built around the Remington Model 700 footprint—but utilizing a three-lug bolt for a shorter, 60-degree bolt throw—the Expedition is compatible with aftermarket M700 stocks and trigger assembles. But many shooters won’t feel the need to avail themselves of these compatibilities, as the rifle’s factory injection-molded polymer stock and user-adjustable trigger are actually quite nice straight out of the box. The bottom of the fore-end offers numerous ways to stabilize the rifle, including a sling swivel stud, two M-Lok slots and an interface for a Spartan bipod.

Right side of the Taurus Expedition bolt-action rifle.Those shooters familiar with the Model 700’s control scheme will know where to find and how to operate the Expedition’s two-position safety (forward to fire) and bolt release lever. The rifle feeds from any AICS-pattern, single-stack, detachable-box magazine—of which one five-rounder is included—and an ambidextrous lever forward of the trigger guard is used to drop the magazine.

Left view of the Taurus Expedition bolt-action rifle's buttstock.At launch, only one model is offered, chambered in .308 Winchester, with a hammer-forged, 18”-long barrel that successfully balances adequate ballistics while keeping the rifle handy and easy to manipulate in the brush—but additional chamberings (and barrel lengths) are already on the way. The Expedition’s barreled action is made from stainless steel that has been given a black DLC finish, so the rifle should really be able to shrug off the elements, and the barrel’s muzzle is threaded 5/8x24 TPI for the attachment of a suppressor or another device. The Taurus Expedition has an MSRP of $985. For more information, visit taurususa.com.

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