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    Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    Have any of you pondered this rifle? I really doubt that I will be purchasing any Remington leveractions so I started to think about additions from the other offerings out there. If this was chambered in 444 Marlin, I would have already prepaid a purchase.



    I do have a in stock notification with Buds and a couple of other places including local shops. I might buy the thing when it arrives but I sure would like to find out more about it and do some measuring to see if it will be a 28K PSI rifle or on par with the Marlin. Any of you guys hear anything along this subject line?

    If they introduced a 32 Win Spl, that would be an immediate buy for me as well. Taurus/Rossi has become very innovative over the last decade. I have gone to Taurus in my hand guns, 9 of them, so I'm going to start watching their long guns as well.

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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    it will be a 336 or 1895, it will just be made in Brazil instead, QC sometimes suffers down there as they don't have as stringent test firing, but it will be offered at a lower price.

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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    There are so many good, real Marlins around, why buy that imported stuff? The best Rossi, Taurus or whatever will never be as good as a real Marlin.
    I have more guns than I need, but not as many as I want.

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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    I really like the 3 Marlins I have(336RC,1895GBL,1895GS), but I also have3 Rossi lever guns (357,44m,45colt) as well Really like those too. They are good strong actions, a little stiff when new, but fun to break in, as are all guns!
    Don't think the Rossi rifles will dissappoint anyone, other than not being a Marlin.
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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    Well Pelican, I certainly have to agree with you. Some people say they are cheaper and not as good as Marlins, you only have to look at what is coming out of the factory these days. I know they will not be as good as the older Marlins but it is an alternative iif you want a new rifle but don't want to pay the earth for it. If you don't like the Rossi, well then Mossberg has a newy in lever action and they are a great buy and cheap too.
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    Made a boo boo, Mossberg is 30-30 not 45-70.
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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    My son has a reservation on a new 45-70 Henry. They should be coming out later this year. Not sure the configuration, but would anticipate exactly what they have in 30-30. The wood may not be exciting, but I've shot one of their 30-30's, and I'd buy one if I needed it. We have no plans for Marlin forthcoming either.

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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    I wouldn't have any issues in buying one. I have an M92 in 45 Colt, case hardened with the long octagon barrel. Everytime I go to the range I have at least one person ask "how old is that thing?". Then I tell them it's a reproduction. Great finish quality.

    I put a Gunslinger spring kit in it ($28 @ Brownells), so you can forget all that filing and sanding non-sense; it's as slick as greased butter and shoot's ragged holes at 50 yards. I've even taken clays on the berm at 200 yards with it. Iron sights. So I can't bad mouth them.

    Given Remlins current state of QC, I think it would be a fine alternative. Unless you can find an 1895 Cowboy - then the Rossi would have no chance.
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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    I've got all the "used" Marlins I need in that I have all the models and cartridges offered. I do not think that Remington could build a levergun that I would be interested in but I remain so in the Rossi 45-70. I guess as soon as one hits South Texas I will buy it to see what I think of it. Like I noted, I made the mistake of buying one Taurus pistol and ended up with nine of them and you couldn't get me to switch.

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    Re: Rossi Rio Grande 45/70 Govt

    I don't think I'd be touching off many hot rounds through it ( 5.8 pounds)
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