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    Rossi 92 .357?

    Alright so its gun buyin time again for me and this time around Im going "old school". Ive put a vaquero .357 in stainless with the 4 5/8 barrel on layaway at buds and am looking at the Rossi 92 in .357 to match it, any thoughts on the rifle? I own a Rossi revolver and like it but have never owned a levergun and am interested in your experiences with this model. Its also in stainless with a 16 in. barrel so tell me what I need to know before I hit the buy button lol thanks guys.Name:  dsc_4409_jpg_thumbnail0.jpg
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    "The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies." –- H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, Feb. 12, 1923




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    The Ruger is a really great gun by the way. I almost bought one for my cowboy action but they had discontinued the finish I wanted. I went with the Uberti Cattleman line as I could get the look I wanted. Mine are all in 45 Colt and now have 3 the 4.5", 5.5" and a 7.5" barrels. Now my Rossi 92 is also in 45 Colt with the 20" Octagon barrel. All of my guns including my 12 ga. mule ear side x side shotgun are finished in case hardened and blued with walnut.

    Now the Rossi had a problem of the box it that it would feed more than 3 rounds before double feeding using dummy rounds not snap caps. I called Rossi, the same day I picked it up and had it back in 7 days. Never had another problem with it feeding. Then after putting at least 1000 rounds through it. I decided to invest in the Steve Gunz DVD and kit (one package) as well as his safety plug (removes the lawyer safety very easily allowing to be put back). The DVD takes you through his tune up break down and reassemble procedures as well as his custom tune of the action, and smoothed out the feel of the gun a lot. You can check it out at Steve's Gunz Web Store, The Home of the Rossi 92 Specialist also Brownell sells some parts and sight setups also.

    Now a lot of my NCOWS group shoot the 357/38 versions of the both guns and love them. Now the only problem I heard of having with the 357/38 Rossi is some of them had a problem with feeding both consistently. Now this isn't true with all but some. Now with that said the one that had a problem was with either the 38 or the 357 but not both. Now lately those that have bought them new haven't reported the problem but if so they will fix it under warranty.
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    Ruger GP100 is awesome, but I like my 669 it is a classic .357 and it still shots perfectly!

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    I recently bought a blue 92 20" .357 to complement my Tracker .357. I absolutely love this gun - right out of the box. I handed it to more than a dozen others and everyone complimented the way it handles, shoots and looks. The only issue I have with it is loading through the feed gate. Occasionally, a round will pop under the door and stop loading progress, or they are hard to wiggle in the tube. I attribute that to a strong magazine spring, as I have kept it fully loaded for a few weeks and now it is easier to load.

    I will probably try Steve's Guns in the future, but there really isn't anything to complain about in the action. I cleaned and generously lubed it prior to first shooting. I repeated the process a few times and have about 250 through it now. You can tell that the lever is toughest against the hammer spring and (what I believe) is the extractor/ejector spring just as the bolt fully closes. I guess Steve provides softer versions of both. What I am saying is that there does not seem to be any machining resistance in the action.

    Oh, I didn't need to touch the sights, either. Excellent accuracy out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    I recently bought a blue 92 20" .357 to complement my Tracker .357. I absolutely love this gun - right out of the box. I handed it to more than a dozen others and everyone complimented the way it handles, shoots and looks. The only issue I have with it is loading through the feed gate. Occasionally, a round will pop under the door and stop loading progress, or they are hard to wiggle in the tube. I attribute that to a strong magazine spring, as I have kept it fully loaded for a few weeks and now it is easier to load.

    I will probably try Steve's Guns in the future, but there really isn't anything to complain about in the action. I cleaned and generously lubed it prior to first shooting. I repeated the process a few times and have about 250 through it now. You can tell that the lever is toughest against the hammer spring and (what I believe) is the extractor/ejector spring just as the bolt fully closes. I guess Steve provides softer versions of both. What I am saying is that there does not seem to be any machining resistance in the action.

    Oh, I didn't need to touch the sights, either. Excellent accuracy out of the box.
    Watch how we load them though this short film is unrelated it does have some video on guys loading this type rifle. I found it so much easier to load using this method rather than pushing every round in all the way and only the last round is required to do it with. Just another method of doing it.

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    This is the "loading" shot from the referenced youtube video above.

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    I've been loading leverguns all my life; Marlins, Winchesters, and now Rossi's, and this is how I was taught to do it. Meplat to base, one right after the other.

    I just bought my third Rossi rifle, the 92 Scout Rifle chambered in 44 Mag. Turned right around and bought Steve's Gunz DIY Action Job Kit and Safety Plug.

    I've found it very difficult to discuss these rifles on other forums, even after decades of participation at the Moderator level, without a lot of product bashers trying to out do each other to stem the flow of information. This forum is very Rossi friendly but of course the focus here is on our Taurus handguns. I have just started the Rossi-Rifleman as I have not been able to find a dedicated forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranch Dog View Post
    This is the "loading" shot from the referenced youtube video above.

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    I've been loading leverguns all my life; Marlins, Winchesters, and now Rossi's, and this is how I was taught to do it. Meplat to base, one right after the other.

    I just bought my third Rossi rifle, the 92 Scout Rifle chambered in 44 Mag. Turned right around and bought Steve's Gunz DIY Action Job Kit and Safety Plug.

    I've found it very difficult to discuss these rifles on other forums, even after decades of participation at the Moderator level, without a lot of product bashers trying to out do each other to stem the flow of information. This forum is very Rossi friendly but of course the focus here is on our Taurus handguns. I have just started the Rossi-Rifleman as I have not been able to find a dedicated forum.
    That is actually my hands loading my Rossi R92 45 Colt. I'm the guy with the black shirt, brown hat, tan and brown saddle pants with brown suspenders.
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    I recently had a kindly gentleman point out that technique to me. I have used it ever since. Since I have no history with leverguns, I can assume this is a known and common fact.

    That technique removed all my issues with dropping behind the gate.

    I just emptied and re-loaded after about 2 weeks since I last shot. The full magazine seems to have softened the spring enough that they go in smoothly.

    I do want that butter smooth action, so I probably need to contact Steve for a kit.

    Thanks for the tips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    I recently had a kindly gentleman point out that technique to me. I have used it ever since. Since I have no history with leverguns, I can assume this is a known and common fact.

    That technique removed all my issues with dropping behind the gate.

    I just emptied and re-loaded after about 2 weeks since I last shot. The full magazine seems to have softened the spring enough that they go in smoothly.

    I do want that butter smooth action, so I probably need to contact Steve for a kit.

    Thanks for the tips!
    You can order the kit from the site I posted but be aware the shipping is a bit slow compared to other sites. It will arrive but will take up to 10 to 15 days at least it has for me. As for the products they are excellent in my opinion. That is especially the magazine plug that replaces the plastic one, the DVD is also great with the instructions as well as if you get it the safety replacement.
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    next question then fellas, do I get the 16 inch or go with the 20?
    "The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies." –- H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, Feb. 12, 1923




 

 
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