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#6580090 - 06/09/12 09:03 AM Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum...
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I think I have given up finding a Marlin 1894css for a fair price, so I am looking at alternatives. Has anyone tried the Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum? Can a scope be mounted? Are there any pitfalls to this model?

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#6580328 - 06/09/12 11:10 AM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: barm]
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They are a little rough in the action,but can be smoothed up.The 92 is a top ejection so scoping would be a problem. Mine is just as accurate as any Marlin or Winchester.
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#6580621 - 06/09/12 01:53 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: saddlesore]
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+1 Saddlesore, my experience is the same as yours. Wish they were drilled and tapped for receiver sights, but that's a cheap easy fix. I own both Winchester levers and Marlins and if your not going to scope it, 92/94 levers just handle so well without a scope.

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#6581237 - 06/09/12 06:36 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: Mike_S]
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Saddlesore and Mike S,

How long is your length of pull? I read Rossi's website and it said 12.5". I need 13 3/4" on most bolt rifles, does it feel short?

Also, I am looking at either the 20" or 24" barrel, do you guys have a preference? I am looking to use it as a plinker and for hunting.


Edited by barm (06/09/12 06:50 PM)
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#6582134 - 06/10/12 06:50 AM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: barm]
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barm, while I've never owned a Rossi '92 in that caliber, I've owned three of them in others, a 44 Mag., a 44-40, and currently a rifle in 44 Mag. The first two were carbines. They are a good, serviceable piece and a great way to own the '92 if an original Winchester ain't in the cards for whatever reason. As was said, they lack configuration for a scope. I've owned an 1894C in .357 Mag. and it was a great little gun. Comparatively, you've got the scope issue which goes to the Marlin and you have the smoothness issue which also goes to the Marlin. Were it me, if I didn't need the scope and the Rossi was more available, I'd go that route. If I needed a scope though, I'd wait and find the Marlin. Be advised that some Rossis are smoother than others. The current ones after Taurus has taken over, seem to me anyway, to have smoothed up a tad. I dunno.
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#6582314 - 06/10/12 07:57 AM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: barm]
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Originally Posted By: barm
Saddlesore and Mike S,

How long is your length of pull? I read Rossi's website and it said 12.5". I need 13 3/4" on most bolt rifles, does it feel short?

Also, I am looking at either the 20" or 24" barrel, do you guys have a preference? I am looking to use it as a plinker and for hunting.


My Rossi LOP is 12 7/8". I measured all my levers and they average 13" + or -

They don't seem short for a typiacl lever gun.


Edited by saddlesore (06/10/12 07:58 AM)
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#6583111 - 06/10/12 01:03 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: saddlesore]
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I had the carbine version of the Rossi in 45 Colt. Decent little rifle that wasn't uncomfortable to shoot and I generally settle for a 14" LOP though 14 1/4 is what my gunsmith suggested years ago thanks to 37" sleeves. The Rossi was no problem to shoot with the factory iron sights for me though is was a bit shorter than most of my leverguns.

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#6583118 - 06/10/12 01:08 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: EthanEdwards]
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Ethan Edwards, Saddlesore, and Ward:

Great information concerning the Rossi. Did anyone find the metal but plate uncomfortable to shoot?

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#6583306 - 06/10/12 02:36 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: barm]
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Originally Posted By: barm
Ethan Edwards, Saddlesore, and Ward:

Great information concerning the Rossi. Did anyone find the metal but plate uncomfortable to shoot?


Not enough recoil to even notice. MY wife likes to use mine. It's hard to get away from her. It makes a dandy scabbard gun.
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#6583326 - 06/10/12 02:43 PM Re: Opinions of Rossi R92 in 357 Magnum... [Re: barm]
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Dont leave out a Browning 92.Just in case you stumble across one.May be the best of the bunch.
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