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Am I being unreasonable?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hokkmike, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    I am looking to buy a lever action rifle. I have investigated Winchester, Marlin, Henry, Puma, and Uberti.

    In a book of gun values I see that the Pumas are really Rossi rifles. That put me off instantly from considering one of their carbines.

    They have the configuration i want.

    Am I being overly critical here?

    Any opinions about Rossi rifles would much appreciated.
     
  2. Rock_Steady

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    I don't know about unreasonable, and I don't have one myself, but I have heard some really good things about Rossi pump and lever action rifles. I think that thier levers are copies of the winchester 92 action, so that is why I went with a marlin .357 lever. I'm not real smart and don't need any more moving parts than absolutely necessary.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    When comparing the same model Rossi/Puma to a genuine winchester I've found the Rossi to be the better rifle. In terms of accuracy function and fit n finish
     
  4. alaskanativeson

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    I've had two Rossi pump .22s. Both were good rifles, I wouldn't hesitate to get another. Like Rock Steady said, they are a copy of the Winchester 92 action. For that reason I'd go with the Marlin. I don't say that to belittle the Winchesters (I have a pre-64 30/30 94 myself) but in my experience Marlins have a much smooter and more reliable action.
     
  5. jasa

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    I have a couple Henry rifles in 22 mag. I assume from your list of rifles you're looking for something bigger. What I can tell you about my experience with Henry tho is all positive. Marvelous shooting rifles with an amazingly smooth action. Don't know about their larger calibers tho.
     
  6. Bazooka Joe71

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    Just get a Marlin and be done with it.:cool:
     
  7. Sans Authoritas

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    I've made it a rule never to buy a firearm that ends in a vowel.

    The rule covers Uberti, Bersa, Tanfoglio, Norinco, EAA, Saiga, Rossi, Tauri, <cough> Armalite, and yes, even Beretta. (Never been a particularly big fan of Beretta's firearms.)

    You should go with a Savage. Phenomenally accurate and reliable. Because the rule doesn't apply to you. : )

    -Sans Authoritas
     
  8. Cosmoline

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    I've had some serious troubles with my Puma .44 mag carbine. On the plus side, the action is fantastic and as long as you keep the rounds a tad under OAL it loads and fires without flaws. On the down side, to save some $$ Rossi tried to use some small friction screws to keep the magazine tube in place. These DO NOT WORK for any serious shooting with heavy .44's. My tube kept skittering out of place, and I had to make some pretty drastic changes to the piece to make it work.

    Of course, the only alternative would be an actual Winchester '92 or a Browning 92 from Japan. Either would be out of my price range and ill-suited for rough trail use.

    The Marlin 1894 carbines are also nice, but are considerably clunkier in the hand and a notch heavier.

    On the other hand, I've heard Rossi resolved these problems on their upgraded '92 they use for the .454 Casull. I've heard a lot of good things about those.
     
  9. Mac45

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    Have a Puma in .45 Colt. Buddy had one in .45 Colt and another in .357 All work fine, and are accurate rifles.
    Yes, Puma has had it's share of lemons. If you're worried about getting a bad one, talk to this guy.
    http://www.stevesgunz.com/
    Both my buddy's rifles came from Steve.
    He's a good guy, does excellent work, and won't rip you off.

    My next one will come from him
     
  10. Avenger29

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    Honestly, I think Marlin rules in the lever-actions.

    Solid top, strong receiver, easy to field strip and clean from the breech, available in calibers from .22LR to .45-70. Made in the USA. Marlin still believes in quality steel and wood construction.
     
  11. Hokkmike

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    Great, my guns are SAKO, Bersa, and Beretta! (LOL)
     
  12. The Deer Hunter

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    I'm quite confused...I'm actually just kidding.
     
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  13. Savage Shooter

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    Get a winchester or a marlin can't be beat for reliability they'll las t a lifetime and then some.:D
     
  14. NG VI

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    Firearms ending in vowels-

    HK USP (safe)
    S&W x3 (safe)
    Glock (safe)
    CZ x2 (safe)

    I passed Sans test!!!
     
  15. Shawnee

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    +1 for Marlin


    :cool:
     
  16. Carl N. Brown

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    But.. but the "e" in Armalite is silent. It modifies the "i". So technically
    Armalite ends in a consonant "t".

    Reminds me. I need to drag my Rossi Puma out to the range and refamilarize myself with the difference between the .38 Special and the .357 Magnum POI and POA.
     
  17. gbran

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    Plus one on the Rossi. My Rossi 22mag pump is fun, reliable and accurate.
     
  18. riflenut

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    Winchester Is My Choice!!

    IVE OWNED A MARLIN LEVER ACTION 357 MAG. SHORT BARREL. AND THE WINCHESTER COWBOY LEGACY 24INCH BARREL ALSO 357 MAG.I FOUND THE FIT AND FINISH WAS MUCH BETTER ON THE WINCHESTER RIFLE. AS FAR AS THE ACTION AND ACCURACY THE WINCHESTER WON. THE ACTION WAS A LITTLE TIGHT, IN THE BEGINING ,BUT AFTER A FEW HUNDRED ROUNDS,SMOOTH AS BUTTER. THE MARLIN I OWNED THE ACTION WAS ALWAYS STIFF DIDNT FLOW RIGHT.:eek::eek::D
     
  19. Robert Hairless

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    My rule is never to buy a firearm that ends in a consonant. Just to play safe I might not buy one that ends in a vowel either. I don't want firearms to end.
     
  20. Omaney

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    I'm pretty fond of my Puma in .44. Admittedly, I've only had it a short time, but it is a pretty nice rifle. It is pretty light and I bruised the hell out of my shoulder in 35 rounds. It is my designated "tramping in the bush, looking for swine" carbine. It shoots straight and has a very solid feel.
     
  21. MachIVshooter

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    Nice try, but it's European American Armory, and you can't modify Taurus to fit your list:neener:

    I do hope you're joking, too, because that would be about the silliest policy I've ever heard of.

    Česká zbrojovka
     
  22. Omaney

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    Brilliant MachVI !!
     
  23. mavracer

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    my rossi '92 has been flawless. plus its a thing of beauty 24" 1/2 round 1/2 oct barrel
     
  24. Zundfolge

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    Hmm so Jennings, Hi Point, Intertec, Vulcan, Hess ... these are all quality guns?
     
  25. BobbyQuickdraw

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    Savage ends in "e."

    I've shot a Rossi 92 on a few occasions, one was a great fun time, the other the darned thing was out of whack, not sure why. Sights were off, was jamming on .38s.

    Check in with this guy:
    http://www.stevesgunz.com/

    He buys the Rossi 92s in whatever style you want, charges you 10% over the dealer fee, and does some custom work on them. The SASS boys swear by him, and he posts on their forums -but never self-advertises. All the good stuff comes from others.

    Now me, on the other hand, I've got a thing for guns that end in vowels, I guess, and Italian imports: Berettas and Ubertis. (Though my Beretta 92FS was made in Maryland)
     
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