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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bluethunder1962, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. bluethunder1962

    bluethunder1962 Member

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    I never see any post about Rossi on here. What does everybody think about them. I have two and love them.
     
  2. hogshead

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    I have had mostly positive experiences with Rossi. Though I have seen some that were very sloppy feeling.
     
  3. bluethunder1962

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    I went to get a Henry and they had a rossi. I looked at both and the rossi looked like to me it was made better. I wanted USA but the rossi was made so good I had to buy it.
     
  4. ChileRelleno

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    My wife's current EDC is a Rossi .357mag 3", she prefers to load it with Winchester Ranger in .38spc 130gr +P JHP.
    I've shot it, the trigger pull is heavy in Double Action, but well manageable for my wife.
    It is light and crisp when shooting it single action, very accurate at 10 yards.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    Some time back I had a Rossi Model 88, a nice stainless J frame sized revolver in .38 Special with a 3" barrel and a slightly adjustable rear sight. It was the kind of gun that at the time S&W should have been making but wasn't. Lock-up was tight and while the DA trigger was a little on the heavy side, the SA was nice and crisp. I took it along on many a hike through the woods as I thought it was perfectly suited in its role as a kit gun.

    The only other Rossi I own is a Model 92 lever action carbine in .45LC. I got it as a companion piece for my Beretta Stampede. Haven't used it much as yet but so far I'm fairly impressed with its overall quality.
     
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    The only import handgun i own is a Rossi 351 and its a well made firearm.
     
  7. PaulKersey3

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    I have a Rossi 461 blue snubby. Very cool looking and feeling gun. It's action isn't the best and the cylinder has locked before. Not a gun I'd depend on, as the range on it is fifteen feet at the most. I keep it stashed in an uncle mikes, along with some speed loaders. I keep it loaded with original .357mag federal gray box 125gr hps.
     
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    A Rossi made Puma .357 lever gun here. While they certainly look nicer on the outside than on the inside the guts are adequite considering the price. They work anywhere from OK to quite nice right out of the box for the most part. And if one is willing to do or pay for some slicking up of the action they can really sing.
     
  9. mnrivrat

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    At one time years ago you could not give me one. I worked on a couple back then that were rough and soft.

    Forward a few years and I was handed a Rossi to do an action job on. It was a Model 720 in 44 Spl and it lent itself well to some smoothing and the stainless was hard enough to convince me I liked the gun.

    Forward a couple more years and I bought a Model 720 , and then another. I have realy liked the Model 720 guns. I can not say much about any other Rossi guns because I have little experience with them.

    A few years back they were purchased by Taurus. I have had a good relationship with several Taurus guns so if they make Rossi's to the same standard I am OK with them.

    They are not the guns Smith & Wesson once were, but frankly neither are Smith & Wesson's up to their old standards of quality.
     
  10. BearGriz

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    I've been researching opinions of Rossi lever guns on here and other forums for a while because I think they look nice and I might be able to actually afford one someday soon (in .357).

    The opinions range from "it was pretty good" to "they stink." It doesn't seem like anyone is blown away by the quality, but many are quite pleased considering the price, etc. I probably don't know enough about gun quality to form an expert opinion once I buy one. So if it cycles rounds and is fun, then I'll probably be happy. I won't be going into it expecting a masterpiece, just a fun tool.
     
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    I only own one a Rossi 92 lever rifle in 45 Colt and love it. Did a Steve's Gunz tuneup on it and as smooth as silk now. Other than that no other experience with Rossi. I do own 3 Taurus pistols a PT111Pro, PT911 and a PT92 and all really good guns.
     
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    I've had a blued Rossi 2" in .38 for about 25 years. It's only had a couple of hundred rounds through it, a little of that +P. No problems at all. It's not a Smith in fit or finish but it always goes bang.
     
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    Several Rossi revolvers over the years, ranging from .22, .38/.357 and .44sp, and only had 1 minor problem with a sideplate screw that needed tightening every few hundred rounds on one of the .22's
     
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    I recently picked up a rossi 92 in .357, I bought it planning on tuning it so I knew going in that I'd have time to commit to it if it didn't run right out if the box. That said when I went to pick it up they had a new marlin 1984c and I much prefered the rossi action. I think I got lucky with my pick and can't wait to see how it runs once slicked up and a few spring changes.
     
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    I used to own a Rossi .357 magnum and loved it. At one point the extractor rod was damaged and I sent it to Taurus (who owns Rossi) and they had it back to me in less than a week with a new extractor rod and new original box, free of course.
     
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    I have two Rossi 92 rifles and a 3 inch revolver. All work just fine....chris3
     
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    Kind of my situation. Always thought it would be fun to have a .357 lever gun, but don't want to pay an arm and a leg for essentially a glorified plinker/fun gun.
     
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    I recently got to handle a Rossi R92 in .44 Mag and was very favorably impressed. I think I'd get one over the similar Marlin 1894 right now. The workmanship on the example I handled was far better than the cost would lead you to expect.
     
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    This is the only one I own. My son picked it out for his 1st.

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    we ordered a rossi wizard .243 and what we picked up at the shop was our last rossi. after looking it over i found three cracks in the stock and the hole for the barrel lug was heart shaped. we snaped pictures of every thing and sent it an email to rossi. they sent us both halves of the sock free of charge. thier service was great but i dont want to waist time or money on a service. the stock was cracke at both ears of the fore grip and dead center down the rear grip. the hole for the lug looked like it was drilled by hand and not centered, then re drilled a right next to the same spot. you could see the ribs left by the drill bits it kind looked like a retarded wood boring bee did the work.
    again service was good but if i need it serviced right out of the box i am not interested in the product any more.
    we kept the old wood as a practice stock when my wife was learning to engrave wood. this was her first try with a dremel 200:p found out why people spend so much for a high speed drill
    not that happy with it
     

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    I've had a Rossi Model 88 for almost 30 years, and aside from needing a good cleaning, I've never had a problem with it. Have used it as my CCW many times.
     
  22. bluethunder1962

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    Cool. Thanks everybody. I thought something was wrong with me for loving mine so much. I never hear anything about them.
     
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    I have one of the single shots in .308 - my brother has one just like it in .270. They're decent usable guns. Nothing special, but for the price they can't be beat. I paid $165 for my .308 and the .270 I gave to my brother as a birthday gift - found that one for $70 (no typo). I've not gotten a chance to take a shot hunting with mine as I normally use my .30-06 Savage, but he got 2 deer with that .270 last year.
     
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    I have a Rossi M92 'trapper design' carbine with the 'john Wayne' loop lever. 1st rifle since '83. Using old-style FBI 'greyman' target at 25 yds., I surprised myself. Shot 50 rounds, 40 in hand-sized group, all around 'the fist over the heart', other 10 not too far spaced. I do not believe that "once you buy a Rossi, you have to spend any money to re-do what the engineers missed". I do agree that cycling the action, UNLOADED, in the ease of your chair, gets your ears tuned to what sounds right or wrong when you work the action, gets that 'memory muscle rhythm', and for those metal-to-metal contact points to work smoother.
     
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    I have a Hartford EMF SRC (has rossi on tang underneath) 357 mag in stainless. It has a beautiful dark walnut stock & a 20" round barrel. It shoots great keeping all 10 rounds in a paper plate @ 100 yards. I love that little bugger & would not give her up for anything. It goes with my combo of a S&W 686 4" & my S&W 360 M&P. Great truck gun for sure.
     
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