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    Boolit Grand Master FergusonTO35's Avatar
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    Thanks, it seems like the recent Rossi 92's are good guns. I'm planning to put a Marble's Bullseye rear sight on it. In any event I can't buy anything until after my water heater is replaced on Saturday. Seems like less important things always jump in the way of new guns!
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, 6.5 Creedmoor, .30 WCF, .308 WCF.

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    I have 2 of the Rossi's in .357,a 20" carbine and a 24" octagon. Both have had north of 3K rds through them with no problems. Both will average 3moa 10 shot hundred yd groups with the Lee 125 rf. I can maintain that accuracy between 1200-1400FPS with Bullseye and Power Pistol. I have owned a Win 94 .357,a Browning 92.357, a Henry .357 and the use of a friends Marlin .357 for a year. They are all gone and the Rossi's remain. I don't miss the others a bit.

    BTW I own a MF2135!
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    You have good taste in rifles and tractors!
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, 6.5 Creedmoor, .30 WCF, .308 WCF.

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    Bought a 20" octagon barrelled, like-new R92 in .357/.38 last year for 6 Benjamins OTD.
    The heavy barrel makes even hot loads of .357 very mild felt recoil.
    Accuracy with boolits are ok, but Js are on point.
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    Boolit Grand Master FergusonTO35's Avatar
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    Thanks. What sort of boolits are you using?
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, 6.5 Creedmoor, .30 WCF, .308 WCF.

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    Thinking about a new Rossi 92 .357

    Quote Originally Posted by FergusonTO35 View Post
    Thanks, it seems like the recent Rossi 92's are good guns. I'm planning to put a Marble's Bullseye rear sight on it. In any event I can't buy anything until after my water heater is replaced on Saturday. Seems like less important things always jump in the way of new guns!
    I have a 16 inch stainless in .357 and a blued 45 colt. I just put a Marble’s Bullseye on it. It sure makes shooting easier. The .357 shoots .38 & .357s well. Swcs and hps. Back during the Great .22 famine it was my makeshift .22 using the Lee 105 gr Swc and Promo. Love them both. I had a .454 and it was the slickest one ever, but I hated the rubber butt pad on it. It was slow to shoulder. I like the Rossi.


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    Sounds great! So, the Rossi uses standard 3/8 dovetails for the sights?
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, 6.5 Creedmoor, .30 WCF, .308 WCF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FergusonTO35 View Post
    Sounds great! So, the Rossi uses standard 3/8 dovetails for the sights?
    Yes. It went right in.


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    I had purchase a Skinner for mine and had to file the sight just a bit to make it fit properly. But with 5 minutes work, it shoots fine. Dovetail supposedly is std. and measured as such, sight was a few thousandths large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handloader109 View Post
    Dovetail supposedly is std. and measured as such, sight was a few thousandths large.
    Of course the sights are designed to require minor fitting so that a perfect fit can be achieved on almost any rifle, but that raises an interesting question. Skinner sells front sights specifically for Rossi's that are even a little larger, apparently because Rossi dovetails used to be large enough that the standard ones were sometimes coming in too loose without any filing. Now, with the Rossi's coming out of a new factory, one wonders whether the larger ones are needed anymore.

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    If you ever want to shoot CAS, get the 20" barrel model as it will hold 10 rounds.

    I personally find the 24" barrels unwieldly...YMMV There is almost a 2 lb difference between it an the 16.5" version...all out front.

    For a "fun" gun, I would get the 16.5" barrel version.
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