Rossi 92 bbl length opinions?


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Tortuga12
January 2, 2012, 01:42 PM
My new year's resolution is to save up enough money to aquire a lever action! Looks like the Rossi 92 is the way to go, with Marlin's QC in the crapper.

I definitely want an ocatgon barrel, looks like I can get it in either 20" or 24". As the gun will be used for punching paper (hopefully w/ tang sight), and maybe feral hogs someday, I'm kind of leaning towards the 24", but I don't know about the difference in balance between the two? Any educated opinions (or guesses)?

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rcmodel
January 2, 2012, 01:51 PM
A round barrel 20" carbine can't be beat for easy carrying and fast handling in the brush.

A 24" octagon will be slightly muzzle heavy but hang on a target like it was mounted in a vice.

IMO: A 20" octagon carbine is neither fish or fowl.

So was it me, I'd get a 20" round barrel carbine, or a 24" or 26" octagon barrel rifle, depending on whether targets or hogs was more importent to me.

rc

Jeff H
January 2, 2012, 02:14 PM
20" round barrel carbine in my safe and it is a great little gun. Very light weight, but packs a heck of a punch with heavy 357 loads.

Reasonably priced tang sites seem to be hard to come by.
I contacted Lyman and they told me their Win 1892 tang site won't work on the Rossi. Not sure why though. The other option (sold by Brownells) was too expensive to me to swallow.
Steve'sguns has some different options for sites that aren't too expensive, just remember if you ever want to use this gun for cowboy shooting, receiver mounted sites are illegal. They either have to be on the barrel or tang mounted.

rcmodel
January 2, 2012, 02:26 PM
Marbles makes the only tang sight that has click windage adjustment.

The Lyman has to be shimmed over one way or the other under it unless you want to beat your front sight back and forth to make windage adjustments while sighting in.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/140573/marbles-tang-peep-sight-rossi-65-1892-steel-blue

rc

45_auto
January 2, 2012, 02:32 PM
Get a copy of the Steve's Gunz Rossi action job video with the ejector spring. It's easy to do an action job on your Rossi, and it will make an UNBELIEVABLE difference in the smoothness of the action.

http://store.stevesgunz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=7

Omaney
January 2, 2012, 02:37 PM
What caliber are you thinking about? I had the 92 in .44 Mag and with a 16" barrel, it could be a bruiser. I'm still on the lookout for a .357 and will probably go with a 20" barrel (octagon). I sure can't complain about the weight of A 92 though. They're a cinch to schlep around all day.

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