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Offline PJ Hardtack

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'92 for deer and bear
« on: August 24, 2017, 06:13:07 pm »
Who uses their '92 for hunting?

Got a load using Red Dot, Tite Group or Unique and lead 200 gr RNFP's?
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 05:24:07 am »
Use for hunting probably has more to do with caliber than rifle type.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 09:27:43 pm »
I should have mentioned that it is a Rossi SRC in 44-40.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 09:53:02 am »
Put a bullet in the boiler room, animal will die, always been that way. Aim small, miss small.

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 11:39:39 am »
Thanks for the advice. Didn't realize that .....
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 08:36:05 pm »
 Hey, there PJ,, i'm shoot'n 205gn. lfn,7.1 gn TB ( max about 8 + -) in my 92 44/40,,Should be good enough for coyote,,bob cat,,and deer out to 100 yds.

 My target's are 24 in. sq steel plate's 1/8 in thick w/ 1/2 in cement encased on the back ,,7.1 gns. of TB,,the lead (205gn) bullets some times go thru,,,most time's they flatten out to about the size of a nickle.



 Smoke'm if y'a got'm,,Hootmix.

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 10:44:12 am »
Thanks. I've got a jug of Trail Boss that I can't find much use for except in .45 Colt.

I'll give it a go with the powders I've got and see what works.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 12:41:22 pm »
I'd try to reach out to W44WCF.  I keep hoping that he chimes in with his extensive experience.  He has more practical experience with this cartridge than anyone I know.

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 04:08:05 pm »
Nothin wrong with a 44/40.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 06:25:46 pm »
Yadambetcha!

If a 44-40 '92 was good enough for the likes of John Wayne, Steve Mcqueen and Chuck Connors, it's good enough for this Cowboy.

I looked at my rack of lever guns recently and my B-92 is shorter in overall length and a lot trimmer than the Uberti '66 SRC beside it.

What's not to like?
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 09:54:09 pm »
Yea .... Right  :o   Try and remember none 0 them guys ever fired their rifles in anger with live ammo.  Even "I" could look good with 5 in 1 Blanks   8)


PS:  Before I tried it on Bear, I'd be looking for the heaviest Keith type semi-Wadcutter I could find in a .44 bullet.

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 10:20:36 pm »
I've shot many deer with my 1892 carbines in .44WCF.  I would never try to take a bear with it unless I had no choice.  My favorite hunting load has always been 9.5 grains of Unique under a 200 grain lead bullet. 

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 10:50:25 pm »
I USE a Rossi 1892 in .45/.454  for whitetail.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 04:21:29 am »
I hunt with a 92. But it's in .44 Mag and we have no bears here since the XVII th Century.  ::)

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 01:27:15 pm »
ST

Perhaps we should arrange the export of several mating pair of Kodiak your way??  ::) Spice up your hunting experience .. um .. by being hunted perhaps ......  :o

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 02:38:12 pm »
Lots of good stuff here ....

I've shot two 400 lb+ black bars with my 50-70. Wouldn't have tried it had I been carrying a 44-40. On 250 lb'ers, maybe, if the shot was really close range.

I've never seen a Grizz in the wild, but I've put my size 8 into some Grizz tracks and felt very undergunned with my 50-70. I decided to get out of Dodge and go elsewhere .....

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 08:24:24 pm »
A wise choice PJ.

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 08:54:12 pm »
Yea .... Right  :o   Try and remember none 0 them guys ever fired their rifles in anger with live ammo.  Even "I" could look good with 5 in 1 Blanks   8)

Yahbut, that ain't the point .....

The '92 was carried by more iconic movie/TV Cowboys than any other lever action rifle.

It's slim, trim, fast handling and with twin locking lugs, a lot more skookum than the togglelinks. Browning/Winchester did it right.

BTW - my Rossi arrived today and I'm quite pleased with it. Attractive wood, no wingnut safety, very little used, bore perfect, bluing likewise, one minor kiss on the butt stock.

It even has a decent trigger and I'm going to do some shooting with it before I consider any mods or upgrades.
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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 10:54:14 pm »
Yahbut, that ain't the point .....

The '92 was carried by more iconic movie/TV Cowboys than any other lever action rifle.

It's slim, trim, fast handling and with twin locking lugs, a lot more skookum than the togglelinks. Browning/Winchester did it right.

BTW - my Rossi arrived today and I'm quite pleased with it. Attractive wood, no wingnut safety, very little used, bore perfect, bluing likewise, one minor kiss on the butt stock.

It even has a decent trigger and I'm going to do some shooting with it before I consider any mods or upgrades.

I blew my second paycheck on a 92 SRC in 1964 - have had a 92 or several in my rack ever since - all calibres - wasted a lot of powder foolin round with those guns doin tricks I saw in the movies and later on TV - I believe I could put one back together blindfold right now - but as much as I love em - as a fighting gun they are inferior to a 66 or a 73 (given standard factory ammunition of course) - proof? Toggle links reign supreme in cowboy sport shooting - after 30 years of playing with 92's I got my hands on a 66 (early uberti 44/40) - if you never jammed your trigger finger rapid firing a 92 you maybe never know the difference and wouldnt understand - Browning/Winchester overlooked it too.     

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Re: '92 for deer and bear
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 09:59:28 am »
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Perhaps we should arrange the export of several mating pair of Kodiak your way??  ::) Spice up your hunting experience .. um .. by being hunted perhaps ......  :o

LOL.

No worries on being hunted, also have an1886. ;D

But this a small country. There's not enouhg room for a couple of Kodiaks and me. ::)


 

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