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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2011, 06:20:46 pm »

Yes, I shoot 45LC in the 454 all the time. Excellent accuracy and a whole bunch less recoil. Shooting this very light gun with 300g 454 loads will REALLY get your attention!
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2011, 07:00:17 pm »

Yes, I shoot 45LC in the 454 all the time. Excellent accuracy and a whole bunch less recoil. Shooting this very light gun with 300g 454 loads will REALLY get your attention!



I had the same question. I love my .357 m92 and it feedsboth the .38sp and the .357mag well, any bullet Ifeed it. 
Been thinking about a .454 myself.I wonder how much black would fit in the .454 case under a 20-250 gr cast bullet???
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2011, 07:10:57 pm »

Yes, I shoot 45LC in the 454 all the time. Excellent accuracy and a whole bunch less recoil. Shooting this very light gun with 300g 454 loads will REALLY get your attention!

Thanks and once I get my Uberti Cattleman 1873 75" barrel revolver I will pick up a 454 then. I will be selling off a Springfield Arms 1911 loaded US model made in 2004 tomorrow to Buds and ordering the Uberti I want. I should have enough left to perhaps put the 454 on layaway as I expect to get about $600 for the Springfield as that is what they offered me when I bought it used. I've only put about 100 rounds more though it since then since I own a couple of 1911 besides the Springfield.
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2011, 08:42:32 pm »

75 inch barrel..................WOW!  Grin

Can you still get the Rossi in 454? I thought they stopped making them..........
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2011, 08:45:07 pm »

75 inch barrel..................WOW!  Grin

Can you still get the Rossi in 454? I thought they stopped making them..........

Typo I missed my period. It should read 7.5" barrel.  Grin
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« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2011, 08:52:01 pm »

Yea, I knew that............just joshing with ya!
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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2011, 08:59:40 pm »

Yea, I knew that............just joshing with ya!

I knew you did. Oh and I talked to Bud's the other day and they said they still have a few so will probably put one on layaway tomorrow when I take them the Springfield. They said they had two in case hardened, blued with octagon barrels but didn't mention the lengths to me when I spoke to them.
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« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2011, 09:20:01 pm »

YIKES............Case hardened with octagon barrels...........Please let me know if this is real and the barrel length and I'll buy the other one. Or give me Buds info and I'll call them tomorrow.

I had no idea they were EVER offered in 454 with this configuration. Mine is round barrel, blued receiver.

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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 10:03:54 pm »

YIKES............Case hardened with octagon barrels...........Please let me know if this is real and the barrel length and I'll buy the other one. Or give me Buds info and I'll call them tomorrow.

I had no idea they were EVER offered in 454 with this configuration. Mine is round barrel, blued receiver.



They don't have a single 454 listed on their site now so perhaps I've waited to long unless they have a couple stached in the back somewhere. Simply type up Buds Guns and you will get them on the net. I new that Rossi didn't list such a gun so I asked and that is what the guy I spoke too told me. Now with that said it isn't the first time one of the counter people there wasn't up to speed on a particular gun.  At any rate I will talk to their buyer tomorrow.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 11:30:24 am »

Ok I just got back from Bud's and you are correct and I was wrong, no 454 in stock and the guy was looking at a 45 colt in that finish. So no luck on it so will pass for now. I did get a good price for the Springfield and will be trading it for the Uberti Cattleman when it arrives. I will get money back to buy some other stuff too probably enough to get Cliff to make me a holster for it and some ammo.
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« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2011, 12:32:54 pm »

He has a nice web site and it looks like he is well stocked.

Too bad no 454 in octagone.........all my lever actions except a Marlin 39 Mountie and my Rossi 454 wear 8 sided steel. I'm just a nut for octagon barrels!

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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2011, 12:49:19 pm »

He has a nice wen site and it looks like he is well stocked.

Too bad no 454 in octagone.........all my lever actions except a Marlin 39 Mountie and my Rossi 454 wear 8 sided steel. I'm just a nut for octagon barrels!



He is very well stocked and probably the biggest internet seller of guns. It is actually 2 stores within a 1/4 radius as well as internet and state of the art range including one LEO can actually set the time of day lights and even drive in with their cars. His prices are also hard to beat. It is local for me as it is about 10 minutes from my home. I shoot their range about once a week with various guns mostly may carry guns.
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« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2011, 11:02:43 pm »

I have had a rossi 92 since about 1995.  Back then there was a problem with the 44 mags, they drilled a .429 hole and then rifled out to about .435.  My rifle would key hole at 25 yards if I pushed it.  800- 900 fps pistol rounds worked ok though for cas.  I since discovered if I use desparado soft lead bullets and moderate charges I can get sub 8 inch groups at 100 yards, so I never bothered sending the gun back to get rebarreled.

I could shoot 44 specials out of mine if I used 245 grain semi wad cutters and a good roll crimp.  They did not feed really well but could be shot.  The rifle feeds much better with 200 grain lrn out of a 44 mag case.  For my gun if you seat that bullet in a 44 spec case when you ram the lever open the elevator flipping up tosses the short round straight up in the air and out of the rifle.  Would work just fine with a longer round nose flat point bullet - really dont see the need to shoot the shorter bullet.  Seriously thinking about phasing out my 44 special brass and strictly going with 44 mag in rifle and pistol.  Currently shoot 44 spec from my vaqueros and super blackhawks.

The newer rossi's are much smoother operating than my old gun.  I spent big bucks getting one slicked up by nate kiowa jones.  Had him replace the bolt as well - did not want the safety.  It is slick and smooth.  Last week at 25 yards put 3 rounds in two holes. Only about 1/8 inch of paper separated the two holes.  The hole the 2 rounds went into was only about 1/16 inch out of round.  Working on a load to use as my long range pistol caliber load.  Need something a little faster than 700 - 800 fps out of the pistol to make the trip and stay stable.

Bottom line the rossi really is a good gun and is much stronger and lighter in equal barrel lengths than the 73.  For SASS if you want to win big matches it seems like you need a slicked 73 or a marlin.

If you plan on hunting with your rifle and want to use heavy yet safe loads you really only have 2 choices and the 73 is not one of them.  Rossi or Marlin all the way.
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« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2011, 06:33:08 am »

Took my 1892 "Golden Boy" out to the range yesterday afternoon. Put 200 rounds through it after I did the action job. This is easily the most accurate lever rifle I've ever owned! At 50 yards, iron sights, using my range bag as a rest, it put 100 rounds in a black bullseye 4" across.........

From a standing position I would guess 80% of my shots hit an 10" gong.........

I also had my 1873 Uberti and 1884 Cowboy Marlin along. They are both sweet guns, but I didn't have the accuracy success of the Rossi.

This Rossi is a keeper!



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« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2011, 06:12:35 pm »

Confirm that is just a brass plated steel receiver
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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2011, 06:45:29 am »

Nope, not brass plated steel..........It is real, honest to goodness "Gun Metal".....An alloy used in the manufacture of "brass looking" rifle receivers since the 1800s. Gin Metal is much tougher than brass.
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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2011, 06:38:57 pm »

Nope, not brass plated steel..........It is real, honest to goodness "Gun Metal".....An alloy used in the manufacture of "brass looking" rifle receivers since the 1800s. Gin Metal is much tougher than brass.

In what caliber?  I don't think I'd want one in .454 with a steady diet of hot loads with a gunmetal receiver. OTOH, the mass of the receiver and the steel locking bolts should be adequate for .45 LC with reasonable loads.  John Moses designed 'em strong.  Still, I think I'd check the headspace every thousand rounds of hot loads or so.
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« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2011, 08:31:33 pm »

This rifle is 45LC and will only be shooting Cowboy Loads.
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« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2011, 08:50:36 am »

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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2011, 02:36:52 pm »

actually some kind of bronze for the gun metal correct??
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« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2011, 05:13:05 pm »

My 38/357 Rossi does not like 38s, it works better with .357 cases. I let Steve smooth up my Rossi and it is flawless with the .358 cases. I live about 300 miles from Steve, so when I was on business down his way, I dropped it off. I picked it up the next time I was in town. I have plenty of .357 cases.
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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2011, 05:40:52 pm »

No 92 is made with a brass receiver.  They are brass plated steel.  Stick a magnet on it.
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 08:21:50 pm »

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No 92 is made with a brass receiver.  They are brass plated steel.  Stick a magnet on it.

WRONG......I just went an tried a magnet on it.........won't stick to it. This receiver is a solid piece of "GunMetal"......Brass/Bronze Alloy

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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2012, 11:10:49 am »

I have 2, one in 44-40, which I've had for 15 or so years. The other in 38/357, which I just got and havent even fired yet. It's off to the smith for an action job.
My 44-40 is an awesome gun, action job made it slick as a whistle, full buckhorn rear sight, has not had one malfunction in 15 years. And its a tac driver too, my favorite SRC by far. Oddly, this SRC has no SRC. My only complaint, and not really a complaint, would be the front sight is part of the barrel band. So there is no choice for a change if one wanted one, AFAIK.
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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2012, 06:07:47 pm »

 
Absolutely true - they are NOT brass plated steel - they are gun brass - 100%.  I don't know where this rumor came from - perhaps it was because folks confused them weith the Henry Golden Boys or something .  The Rossi is GUN BRASS.

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