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Rossi m92 44 mag: can I shoot 44 special?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hootus, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Hootus

    Hootus Member

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    Just wondering if I would have any problems shooting 44 special cartridges out of a .44 mag Rossi M92 lever action. Has anyone tried it? I'm curious as to safety, reliability/feed and/or accuracy issues.
     
  2. .45Guy

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    No safety issues, feeding may be a problem, but my parents have a matching pair of .357 92's, and have put thousands of rounds of .38 through them without a hiccup.
     
  3. Tommygunn

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    I agree with .45Guy. The only thing I've ever heard of was feeding problems.
    I have a Browning B-92 in .44Mag and have fired .44 special without problems. The Browning is made by Miroku, however, and they have a reputation for better guns than Rossi..
    I just obtained a Rossi "Ranch Hand" in .357Magnum and the workmanship issue is real, however I am having no problems feeding .38SP through it.
    You will probably be OK.
     
  4. treetop_66

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    Recently purchased a Rossi 92 in 44 Mag. Ran about 30 rounds of 44 special through it. Cycled and fired fine no problems. And these Were Semi-Wadcutters which sometimes cause problems in lever guns.
     
  5. Hootus

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    Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try.
     
  6. BCCL

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    Rossi 1892's in 357/44 are built to run the 38/44 specials also, mine actually has ".38sp-.357 mag" on the barrel.
     
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