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Did some traveling for work today and was in the general area of a Gun Shop I've wanted to check out for a while, so I stopped there before heading back to the office. Wasn't planning to buy any weapons, just wanted to browse their selection. That plan went out the window and I walked out with this...
Rossi 92 in 44Mag. Stainless finish, 24in Octagon barrel.
Not crazy about the sights on it. Probably going to replace the front wight with a Fiber Optic or a plain blade. The rear will come off and be replaced with an adjustable peep sight that replaces the generic safety in the bolt. I was planning to get a 45-70 before deer season, but I saw this thing and couldn't say no to the deal I got. I won't be able to get into reloading any time soon, so going with the .44 made more sense. Besides, it gives me an excuse to get a revolver to go along with the rifle.
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I've been giving lever guns a long hard look - .357 style. They are harder to get your hands on than you might think!
Please let me know how that Rossi shoots!
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Nice, I ordered the Rossi 20 inch in 45 LC. Should be arriving today.
Congrats on your purchase.
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I love lever guns and finally bought one to go with my Colt SAA revolver. However, after pinching the skin of my hand so bad that it bleed, I sold it and got an AR. It requires practice to shoot a lever gun fast. I have often watched guys forget to pump their shotgun or work their lever during the stress of first time competition, so practice under a little stress to get used to it. I still may buy one and wear a glove when I shoot it. :)
Fine looking weapon. Agree re a rear peep sight. I wonder if they offer peep sights in different MOAs, where one can flip them to switch from CQB, to long distance. Like on the ARs, and M-16s?
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Very nice ! I have the Marlin in .44 Magnum. Took plenty coyotes, snakes, and other vermin with it back in my cowboying days. Carried in a scabbard on my saddle. Very practical rifle you got there. I would venture to say that it would take anything on thus continent. Or load it down with .44 specials and plink away !!
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Nice find! A lever action .44 mag is a very versatile rifle to own! I love my Ruger lever action 96/44! Good luck!
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Nice find. That would go great with my stainless Ruger Vaquero in 44 Mag. Now I need to find one.
Congratulations looks like a keeper waiting on a range report.
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