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    Rossi Lever Action

    I recently put a Rossi Lever Action on layaway on BudsGunShop.com. I've wanted a lever action rifle since watching my first John Wayne movie, who wouldn't after watching one of his movies. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with these rifles and if I made a good choice. I wanted a Marlin but I just cant afford one at this time, the only reason I am able to get this one is the 180 day layaway option. Here is the link to the rifle on buds:

    Rossi RIOGRANDE 30-30 Blue 20 $349.00 SHIPS FREE

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    I bought that make/model after reading about the trouble that members were having with their 336s. Big Mistake. The Rossi had failure to fire and feed issues. Unloaded it cheap, at a big loss. Should be in my old posts.
    IMO, it is all about luck as to how good a rifle you get.
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    Rossi's can have issues like the new Marlins. Many have had great luck with them. Some not so great. I have a Rossi made model 92 in 45 Colt that will have to be "pried from my cold, dead hands". It needed some action smoothing initially but is a real sweet tool now.
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    I have one in .45 colt that is A good rifle. I bought A second one in .357 that was very nice looking scrap metal. Kind of the luck of the draw. Guys with good ones love them.
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    I have a R92 20"barrel .357. the rough internal machining that has been rumored was not there in mine. All mating surfaces were smooth . There is a simple gunslinger spring kit that got mine running smoother than my 336. Wood is easy to finish. There are lots of helpful tips for setting these up over at the Rossi Rifleman.

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    I've got a M92 in .357, its the 24" SS version. Love it, will have it til I'm gone.
    Some do need a little work some are good right outa the box.
    But I think that could be said about alot of the manufactures this day and time.

    Good luck to ya Sir.
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    My .357 has been outstanding so far after a couple hundred rounds. Very accurate to boot with my pet hand load of a Zero 158jfp over 15 grains of IMR4227.

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    They are the luck of the draw for sure but from what I've seen over the years, no more so than the Marlin 1894.
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    Nice table Gearhound, and I want 20" octagon also
    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhounds View Post
    My .357 has been outstanding so far after a couple hundred rounds. Very accurate to boot with my pet hand load of a Zero 158jfp over 15 grains of IMR4227.


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    I have had both a .357 and a44 mag. Aside from being a little rough in the action, which can be smoothed up pretty easily. I have no complaints at all. The.357 won't feed 38 sp wad cutters or semis, but I don't use them anyway. Accuracy wise they will shoot right along side my Marlin or Winchester 94's

    I prefer the Rossi 92 over the Marlin and Winchester 94's for a saddle gun as they are smaller and not as wide.

    Those Marlin 94's with the fat forearm are an abomination.

    I have no complaints with the Rossi, but mine are older versions. I can't speak for the newer ones.
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