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    Model 92 in .44

    Does anyone have a Rossi model 92 in .44 mag,and if so have you had any issues with it.Local gunshop has one new for 465.I am considering getting for deer hunting here in PA.Any idea what the range is also on a .44 mag out of a 20 inch barrel?I appreciate any help.thanks.
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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I have the stainless 24" octagon barrel model and love it. Comfortable to shoot and lots of good reloading data available. I got rained out on my first range session but I will finish my break in next week. I would give it a thumbs up. They are kinda tight at first but smooth out after a little use.

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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I don't have any hands on experience with the Rossi 92 - although they are on my want list - I'd rather have the one with a 24-inch octogan barrel.

    As for the .44 magnum from a 20-inch barrel for whitetails I would try to keep my shots around 50-75 yards with a maximum range of 100 yards.

    Based on past experience, I am sure there will be somebody who wil say I'm way too conservative. I've always been interested in "hunting" deer; not just shooting deer. Get as close as you can. The only reservations I might have about your rifle/ammo choice is that I have heard those Pennyslvania deer routinely weight nore that 300 pounds. That's a bit large for a .44 Magnum lever action.
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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I've taken a doe with a lung shot at 80 yards with my .357 Rossi 92. It's pushing a 165 grain SWC to near 1900 fps. My gun is a standard 20" round barrel. That pretty well treads on the lower levels of .35 Remington and .30-30, so I don't think it's too little and the .44 is only more gun. I'd keep it to 100 yards or less myself. Mine shoots about 4" at 100 yards which is plenty of accuracy to that range for deer hunting.
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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I wish they were 300 lbs BUTT I would have to say where I hunt a 200 lb deer is pretty good.I go up to the Allegheny Mountains where the deer are a little smaller.Where I live I use a remington model 700 in 7mm mag(which is overkill in all reality).Up the mountains a long shot is about 125 to 150 yds.
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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I'v got one in 44mag. and would not hesitate to shoot out to 75 yrds. I have taken 3 deer the farthist one was 125 yrds. compleat pass through good tissue damage DRT but that shot was a good broud side everything was perfect, it was farthure than I like to shoot but every thing was perfect, I feel comfotble at about 75 yrd. max.

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    Re: Model 92 in .44

    I have one chambered in .45 Colt, 20 inch barrel. No issues with it whatsoever. I can make shots fairly easily out to 160 yards, but 100 yards is no problem at all. And that is what I would call the optimum operating yardage for these guns. Should be similar with the .44mag.
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