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I'm looking at a nice used mod 92 Rossi. Are they good quality. I will not be using it for action cowboy shooting. Just to have for plinking and some target shooting along with my Ruger Blackhawk.

Are the Rossi good guns for the price point??

Thanks for any input
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FWIW, I've had two Rossi M-92's - a .357 & a .45 Colt, both 16" barreled Big Loop carbines.

Both had zero issues over the 7 years I owned/shot/hunted them - and were plenty accurate for my hunting uses, especially after I added peepsights to them.

IMHO, while other Winchester M-1892/92 clones (Browning/Winchester/Miroku & various Italian makers) may be prettier, the Rossi represents the best bang for your buck ;)


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They do come with more features than marlin. Not American. Lots of people like them. Coworker gave up on his.

During the had marlin years, people were buying them.

I think great house gun. But I would have to be convinced a Brazilian gun is up to it.
 

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The Rossi .357 "Puma" is the perfect "house gun" or "truck gun" that is a handy, lightweight rifle in the 16" length. Mine is stainless steel without the big loop. It will handle .38 Special and .357 Rem Mag interchangeably without a "hitch". IMO this rifle in a .44 Mag or .45 Colt is too light for those calibers, yet it can handle the highest of pressure of either of those calibers. Paco Kelly wrote a great article on the Puma and how strong this 1892 action is over the 1873 or 1894. They can be "slicked up" easily and are more than "passable shooters" for game up to the size of deer within about 100 yards. The 16" BBL derives a measurable amount of velocity and energy increase over a pistol "platform". The only "drawback" to the Rossi Puma is it does not lend itself to be "scoped", which is fine by me since it's not a "long range tool" anyway; however, there are a couple "peep" sights on the market that might help improve accurate sighting. Some gunsmiths claim that the original Puma parts can be exchanged with original Winchester parts; I can't say, for I haven't had the need to repair the one I've had these last 7 years.
 

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I own a Rossi R92 in .357 mag. I also own a Henry big boy .357. My wife and I both prefer the Rossi for accuracy and the smoother action.
 

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I own a Rossi Model 92 "Puma" in .44-40. Very good carbine and accurate. Bought the carbine back in 1983 and paid $250.00 New in box. I still have it and will keep it.:)
 

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A good friend of mine likes lever guns....a lot. He's an older gentleman and he's been loading and shooting for a very long time. At our weekly silhouette field pistol league he shows up with his lever gun to shoot the league (they allow straight walled cast bullet rounds at low velocity....it's a fun league). He owns/owned many lever guns and over the last several years I've watched him bring a Browning lever, a Winchester lever, a Henry lever, and two Rossi lever guns. All are gone but the Rossi's. He's put thousands and thousands of rounds through the Rossi guns with no issues. The others suffered in one way or another and they're gone. Both of his Rossi guns will shoot ten shot groups at 100 yards under three inches. I've watched him do it many times. He shoots about three or four days a week....a retired geezer like me.
 

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Been looking for one in the local pawn shops for a couple of years now. New ones are not available locally. They have a good reputation for being very user friendly..357 mag rifle is very efficient. With proper bullets will do a lot of different things.
They look cool to. Reminds me of westerns that were on many years ago.
 

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I have one. In fact, I have them chambered in 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and 480 Ruger as well. I've killed a bunch of hogs with all of them. My best year was 126 hogs split between them.

I shoot a 190-grain cast bullet in the 357 Mag, a bullet that I designed for the 35 Rem. I use 38 Spl brass to make the crimp groove work out, but I shoot it at a max 357 Mag pressure. It will thump the **** out of a large hog.

Rossi has been in the process of moving the location of the 92 plant. New rifles were very slow last year, and as far as my research can determine, none have been delivered this year. Sure, fellows have bought rifles this year, but none are of 2018 manufacture. Starting in 2017, Rossi now stamps the receivers with the year of manufacture.
 

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Great value in a .357 lever gun. Have one in stainless, that uses the same stout handloads that run in the GP-100. Lot of fun to shoot, and very accurate, for what it is. You can find a good peep sight, that replaces the safety from Steve's Gunz | "The Rossi 92 Specialist" and it's well worth the money.
 

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Very popular here in New Zealand for chasing pigs with dogs.
I have one chambered in 44 mag and just love it
Easy to handle and very reliable.
 

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I have one. In fact, I have them chambered in 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and 480 Ruger as well. I've killed a bunch of hogs with all of them. My best year was 126 hogs split between them.

I shoot a 190-grain cast bullet in the 357 Mag, a bullet that I designed for the 35 Rem. I use 38 Spl brass to make the crimp groove work out, but I shoot it at a max 357 Mag pressure. It will thump the **** out of a large hog.

Rossi has been in the process of moving the location of the 92 plant. New rifles were very slow last year, and as far as my research can determine, none have been delivered this year. Sure, fellows have bought rifles this year, but none are of 2018 manufacture. Starting in 2017, Rossi now stamps the receivers with the year of manufacture.
Latest Guns and Ammo has an ad for Rossi 92s in 357 and 44. Maybe they're back?
 

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I've been to the web site. No info on when production and shipping will occur. Page still shows Florida address and no email. I hope they get up and running soon on the 92's. I'm in need of a 357 to go with my 44.
 

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This is usually the time of year the distributors are starting to run low on rifles. I think there might not be any this year.
 

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MY 38/357 Rossi went back to the factory 3 times before it would feed anything. When it finally was able to feed ammo it had the accuracy of a slingshot.
My rifle is a lemon!
 

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Yeah, my rule is not to send Rossi anything back. What I've seen them do to correct feed, especially with the 38/357 is aggressively unsupport the chamber. The real correction should be the cartridge guides, but I honestly don't think they have anybody working in FL that knows what they are doing.

I feel for you EB. Might just put it on a consignment rack?
 

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I've had two Rossi 357mag leverguns since I got them NIB in 2009; a 20" carbine I use to shoot plates at up to 200yds:



And a 24" rifle with a tang and globe sight system I use to shoot at steel at 300yds:



I handload full power 357mag loads using 158grn Zero JSP bullets and Lil'Gun powder with magnum primers and both rifles are very accurate for leverguns shooting pistol calibers.

The 357mag is a great caliber as it can be handloaded from mouse fart lightweight loads to heavier weights with velocities high enough to take medium weight game at ranges up to about 100yds.

All around they are great rifles and my favorite leverguns of the 8 I have.
 

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I have had a Rossi Puma in .357 for about 30 years. The gun was imported by Interarms. I have never had a problem with it. Accurate, easy to carry, afun gun at the range and in the field.
My favorite load uses Hornady’s 140 grain Leverevolution bullet loaded over a full charge of 2400.
 

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The problem I had with the Rossi rifles was in getting them to sell me parts.

Had two 357s from Interarms and they worked fine with any ammo.
 
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