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#5990643 - 10/23/15 12:47 PM Rossi 357 Lever Carbine
Dalee7892 Offline
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Would you purchase a Rossi 357 Lever Action Model 92 Carbine? Any suggestions and or answers would be greatly appreciated.

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#5990665 - 10/23/15 01:00 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: DFW
Yes, but only for a fair price. Check gun broker to see what they are selling for before you buy.
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#5990689 - 10/23/15 01:18 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Harris County
16" pre-safety Rossi 92 all day long. up
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#5991327 - 10/23/15 08:00 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: TexFlip]
wp75169 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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Loc: Wills Point
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
16" pre-safety Rossi 92 all day long. up


Yes I would and they sell a replacement part for that cheap safety.

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#5991359 - 10/23/15 08:28 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
Ranch Dog Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Cuero
I have a R92 chambered in 357 Mag, it is the scout rifle. Love it, killed deer & hogs with it. I also have a 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and 480 Ruger all configured as scouts. I was and still am a Marlin guy but I got into these rifles and found them to be very accurate. The steel is well finished but the stocks are plain and unsealed. They do respond quickly to a Tru-Oil finish, just a couple of coats.

The picture below was taken on my range a couple of weeks ago and I get a kick out of it. A fellow called me and asked if he and another could use my range as they were leaving on an elk hunt. I didn't have a problem with it and they banged away all morning with a 280 Rem and 30-06. That evening, I decided to go check the scope zero on the R92 357 Mag and noticed they left a cardboard target up on the 100-yard berm. I went up and patched all the holes, while shaking my head, and then fired three rounds of my 175-grain bullets from the Rossi at 100 yards.



With the 357 Mag, I shoot .360" round balls for critter control and then I have three different bullets of my design for different purposes. The far right bullet, the 190-grain is interesting. I have to use a 38 Spl case so that the crimp groove lines up on the case mouth and the OAL works out but I do load it to 357 Mag pressures.


I size all the cast bullets at .358".

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#5991465 - 10/23/15 09:54 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
GasGuzzler Offline
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Loc: Cooke County, Texas
Why is everybody talking about what I want? Three topics in a week.

Gosh.....
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#5991968 - 10/24/15 11:58 AM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
T Bone Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
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Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
That scout lever is SLICK!
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#5992228 - 10/24/15 03:38 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
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I had a 44 that was just fine.
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#5992920 - 10/24/15 10:59 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: West Texas mountains
I once had a stainless Rossi model 92 in .357 magnum. It required some slicking up, I got it to where I could work the action with just my little finger. A Peep sight replaced the bolt-mounted safety.

It was a fun gun to shoot, but somebody talked me out of it. - They kept waving money at me.
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#6003878 - 10/31/15 06:36 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
Ranch Dog Offline
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Decided to shoot my 35 Rem bullet mentioned above, the TLC359-190-RF, with my R92 chambered in 357 Mag. 38 Spl brass has to be used otherwise the additional bullet length cannot be accommidated within the confines of the 357 Mag chamber. I do load to 357 Mag pressures.

Here is my 100 yard target...



Made the two clicks up and right without shooting again and went out still hunting on my ranch. Came across a nice bore tearing up the ground in one of my quail habitat project pastures. Eased up on him, knelt, and shot him from 80 yards behind the shoulder. The bullet & load knocked him down and he was DRT.



That 35 Rem bullet sure makes a pretty cartridge for the 357 Mag!


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#6003881 - 10/31/15 06:38 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
Ranch Dog Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Cuero
KY Guns has some Rossi blems. If I was buying one I sure would consider it.

http://www.kygunco.com/category.cfm/keenes/Taurus-BLEM/InStockOnly/Yes

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#6004206 - 11/01/15 12:31 AM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7090
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Those are some good looking boolits, RD.
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#6004261 - 11/01/15 06:07 AM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
GasGuzzler Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
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Loc: Cooke County, Texas
Do I see 15.5 gr Lil Gun?
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#6004710 - 11/01/15 11:25 AM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: Dalee7892]
7x57 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 580
Loc: Laredo, TX
I actually just picked up an R92 on monday in stainless with the 16" barrel.

I don't do handloads for it at the moment, but even with some old (I mean old) red box SJHP .38 specials it was really accurate at around 30 yards.

I shot some jugs to test it out but they didn't move after 3 shots. Thought I had missed so I went to look, the shots had gone where I aimed and passed over the water so they hadn't expanded. Took another shot at the water section and the dang thing went flying.

Action could be a little smoother and I'll be restaining the wood, but I love it.

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#6004844 - 11/01/15 12:51 PM Re: Rossi 357 Lever Carbine [Re: GasGuzzler]
Ranch Dog Offline
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Loc: Cuero
Originally Posted By: GasGuzzler
Do I see 15.5 gr Lil Gun?

Yeah, that is what I'm using and it should only be used in a Rossi 92. The primers have rounded edges and there is no signs of excessive pressure. I have pressure trace equipment but I haven't put a strain gauge on the rifle and have no plans to. QuickLoad calculates the pressure at 41.1K PSI. I haven't even had time to chronograph it but will do that this week. QL indicates that it will be 1770 FPS.

The CIP standard for the cartridge is 43.5K PSI/3000 bar

I was shooting it with 15.0-grains of Lil'Gun but the accuracy wasn't that good. All the Rossi 92s us a 1:30 twist; 357 Mag to 480 Ruger, so I figured it just needed to be pushed harder. That did the trick.


Edited by Ranch Dog (11/01/15 01:08 PM)

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