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Old 12-24-2012, 04:41 PM
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Opinions on the Rossis?


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I've been thinking about getting one of the 45-70 models. Just wondering what you guys think of them. Marlin is my favorite but I'd thought I'd mix it up a bit.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:59 AM
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Most any Rossi I've ever had or been involved with wasn't the purtiest girl at the dance but like homely gals, when you turned out the lights they were all a bit fun!

I've heard claims that the the Rios aren't as strong as the Marlin 1895s & the absolute heaviest loads shouldn't be used in them. But I have ever spoken with an actual owner of one. I HAVE seen comparisons on the net with various parts from both rifles laid side by side and some of the Rios parts are a little thinner (the levers for instance). But again, never seen a user of both say yay or nay.

I was in the 45-70 lever market earlier this year. I picked up a few Rios at a gunshop but I could never get over the cheap, "un-attractive" wood used on the stocks. But thats just me, if you either dont care or are looking for a cheap bigbore lever to chunk behind the seat in your pickup, then the Rossi might be your daisy!

I bought 2 1895s, one a lmtd edt 1895STBL for my oldest son. It'sa jewel & is flawless. (he put way more scope on it than I'd personally choose. He went with a SS VX3 3.5x10x40 but that was his choice) I then bought a 1895G, carried it home & slapped a VX3 2.5x8x36 on it & man does it carry like a dream in my west TN swamp! (my son shoots the 325FTX Leverevos in his. I have the bonecrushing Buffalo Bore 300 Barnes in mine)

My sons STBL is a work of art & was slick as glass straight out of the box. My G-gun has great wood on it but the Carrier (I'd call it the loading ramp) needs removed & polished as it scrapes cartridges up pretty badly while cycling. Both guns shoot great tho!

I tried & tried to find a new Henry 45-70, wrote the company & the Pres himself said they WERE shipping in May/June but I never found any that had so I gave up looking & bought the Marlins. Sure woulda liked to have tried a Henry but I dont know wth they were doing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:28 PM
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Dont buy the rossi!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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Rossi has not been a favorite of mine in handguns or rifles. They make much better. Stay away.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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If I could locate one of the octagon barreled 454's I'd jump on it. I have wanted one for a couple of years now but has eluded me when cash was in hand.

Why the 454 you ask, the heart wants what the heart wants.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:55 PM
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My experience with Rossi is the action is incredibly stiff. I found this with Rossi lever actions and revolvers. I don't much care for the factory triggers either. I think you can do much better.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM
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I've done some reading on this and appreciate the responses. It looks to me like the price difference between a NIB Marlin 1895 and the Rossi is $100 or less. I will probably stick with a Marlin.
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I have a Rossi (EMF) 92 in 357 Magnum with a case hardened frame. I replaced the idiotic safety on the rear of the bolt with a plug kit from Steven's Guns. It is awesome and does not have the useless rebounding hammer the Miroku does. Also it is a non union product - which I hugely prefer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:21 AM
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I don't recognise the negitive reports in my experience with the Rossi 92.
Mine was a bit stiff until I cleaned the shipping grease out and relubed with one of the wonder lubes I've got around here.
I lapped the barrel real well, since I intended to shoot cast bullets only. If there is some problem with Rossi I've yet to find it.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:30 AM
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So I have a Rossi and did have some work done to it before I took Possession... but

I do love it

My one issue is I needed to "finish" the stock, which I did with no issue.

The person who did my work was Rossi 92 Specialist, Nate Kiowa Jones a.k.a. Steve Young - Professional Gunsmith

I would not trade it for the world

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:12 PM
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I have only shot the Rossi .357. It fed both .38 specials and .357 magnum rounds well, and could shoot better than I could.

PMC 130 grain FMJ loads were absolutely amazingly accurate, even though this round was dismal in several revolvers I tried...go figure.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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G,day guys. well i bought a 24" octagonal 92 for CLAS competitions. had some initial feed problems,sent to my gunsmith who cleaned her up in 2 hours.does not miss a beat. usual comp is 5 rounds in 15 seconds. this rifle shoots 1" group at 50m.
have since aquired a Rio Grand 30-30 i will let you know how she goes next week.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:28 PM
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Smile marlin-rossi

Nels here from OZ.
re marlin bought a new one last year,compared to a winchester the timber is ordinary and the fit timber to metal left a bit to be desired, had the usual teething problems we sorted out,fitted a set of ANSHUTZ Target sights and she is now a beauty.
bought a rossi 92 .357m, had some teething problems cycling this was sorted out in a couple of hours,fitted the Marlin sights to her and she is accurate.
bought a winchester 9422 this is the slickest outfit, never a problem.
Its like a new 4x4 they all have issues. deal with it and use more ammo.
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