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Old July 14th, 2016, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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Got my new rossi 92

Well, i picked up my new .357 rossi M92 with 20" barrel today. Havent shot it yet but i loaded it and cycled many different .357 shells out of no problem. Loading has a trick to it, but i got it figured out. I cant ease rounds in through the loading gate, have to shove them in. Not shove them in hard, just deliberately. I don't believe the tube can hold 10 either, that or it is just real hard i don't know. I can hear the spring coils slipping on the spring guide or follower or whatever it is in there that makes people replace it with a metal one. I can see value in doing this to my gun, but honestly so far I'm quite happy with it. It does have that nasty grease these guns ship with, and so I'll clean it out before i shoot. Love the wood on my model. So far so good!



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Congratulations!!!

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Great! It's an enjoyable rifle!
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Congrats! I love my R92 in .357. I'd recommend cycling the action at least 100 times and it will smooth it up even more. You can cut about 3 or so inches off the tube spring and loading will be much easier. There is lots of great information on the Rossi Rifleman forum for the R92. I got the video recommended on the site and had a smith do the action job for me (you can do it yourself if so inclined). Made the action slick as butter. The sites on mine were dead on out of the box. My favorite rifle to shoot.
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Rossi Model 92's are a really sweet little rifles I sold my large loop Model 92 the one in my avatar pic. Bought a Marlin Model 1894 C pre cross bolt safety JM stamped. Bought this rifle for the money out of my pocket $50.00 I sold my Rossi for $450.00 bought the Marlin for $500.00 really lucked out on the Marlin. Cannot say the Marlin is better then the Rossi Model 92 I had because such a sweet action! Only thing I gained is to be able to scope the Marlin vs not on the Rossi. But one action is just as nice as the other. Yes the Marlin dollar wise worth much more but I really miss my Rossi!!!
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Congrats on the new Rossi 92.

My loading gate has finally started to loosen up a little after hundreds of rounds, but I think it will always be stiff.

I can get 8 rounds in my 16" Rossi .357, but that last round is always kind of a struggle.

Hope you get a chance to get out and shoot it soon.
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You will love that rifle!
Steve's video is pretty good. You can cut some coils off the mag tube spring, and grind the loading gate arm down to make loading easier. There's more you can do to slick it up too. Depends on how far you want to go. I did all the modifications and mine rivals the Henry I had.
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Very good value and enjoy it.
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Congrats on the new Rossi 92.

My loading gate has finally started to loosen up a little after hundreds of rounds, but I think it will always be stiff.

I can get 8 rounds in my 16" Rossi .357, but that last round is always kind of a struggle.

Hope you get a chance to get out and shoot it soon.
I also have a Rossi M92 16" barrel in .357 and have a question for you. Does it shoot anywhere close to the point of aim in elevation? Mine shoots 8 to 10 inches high at 25 yards. I read on many sites about owners of M92's with 16 inch barrels having to replace the front sight because of this problem. Talked to the people at Rossi and they are of no help. Seems to be only the 16 inch barrel version effected because of barrel taper with same height front sight as longer barrel versions.
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"Seems to be only the 16 inch barrel version effected because of barrel taper with same height front sight as longer barrel versions"

I wanted one of the Ranch Hand mare's leg models w/ 12" barrel. Luckily the guy selling it let me shoot it first. I was only requiring "minute of armadillo" accuracy, but Rossi had put the same short front sight on the shorty. It shot a foot high @25yds with the rear sight bottomed out. I declined the purchase after not finding an easy fix.
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You are going to love that 92 let me tell you. I've owned several in several different configurations and your's will indeed hold ten rounds in the magazine tube. It unfortunately comes with a plastic follower and a blue steel mag spring so it is pretty much understood in the cowboy circles to swap those parts out even from a brand new gun such as yours. Go here and bookmark this page... https://stevesgunz.com/ This is the home page and a LOT of infor can be had there. If you click on the "store" tab or link it will take you to all the goodies sold by Nate Jones (his cowboy alias) and you'll be able to find a stainless mag spring as well as a stainless follower to match. They also have nifty things such as a bolt safety plug and even a rear peep sight to take the place of the ill conceived bolt safety. The most important purchase is his DVD on the model 92 as that tells you how to take it apart and put it back together (without extra parts lying around). Here you'll see what he does to slick up that loading gate issue making it much easier to load any and all round whether it's the very first round in the mag or the tenth.

I'd always load mine in a two stage operation where the cartridge would first be inserted into the loading gate and most of the case be inside the gun. The second stage would be to take the tip of one finger to push it past the edges of the loading gate and frame. It is then when you'll hear and audible click and the round sinks into the correct position and you won't have to keep a hand on it to prevent it from popping out. Pretty easy once you get use to it. But if you follow the DVD to the letter, that gate won't even need to be treated like that as the rounds will slip all the way into the magazine in one operation again with the first round being just the same as the tenth. Best of luck and happy shooting a really nifty firearm. Smithy.
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Well i got to shoot it today, and I'm impressed. I managed a little under 2" groups at 25 yards standing. It is dead center windage wise at 25 and 50 yards, straight as can be! On the lowest notch it is dead on at 25 yards so i move it up one notch since i like a 6:00 hold. Will mostly shoot in the 25-50 yard range. I didn't have any issues loading at the range, except that last round. I find the loading gate tends to want to push a round out and the rim will try to catch on the receiver, just have to push in and forward on ghe round is all. I may do some work on this gun, but I'm a believer in shooting it awhile first. I will paint the front post since with some back grounds it is hard to see.

I bought this as a range shooter, but after talking with a guy at the range I'm going hog hunting tomorrow with it!
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I have the Rossi .480,my next gun will be a Rossi .357 or maybe a .44mag. Great guns
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Stuff it full of 38's it makes a great plinking round.

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