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Old 02-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #21
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I have a 92 in 38 special. Maybe we can sit together.
OK, but not too close. I don'r want anyone cramping my "style"
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #22
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You both may come and join in the festivities. All lever guns are welcome. By the way, I'm also a fan of the 30-30 and not ashamed to admit it. Love shooting my 30-30 lever guns.
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Don't you know you have the right to "bear" arms?
I'm not on; but, I'll post anyway.

Does one or the gun have to be clothed to bear arms?
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You both may come and join in the festivities. All lever guns are welcome. By the way, I'm also a fan of the 30-30 and not ashamed to admit it. Love shooting my 30-30 lever guns.
My taste in firearms is changing. I've collected military firearms for years. Mostly WWII but I have some WWI and Vietnam era fireamrs as well. But now I seem to like the cowboy actions more and more.

And my calibers of choice is changing as well to match the cowboy actions. Plus I'm down sizing to .22LR. In days of past I could easily spend $100 on ammo for a few hours of shooting but now I can shoot all day for $5 to $10.
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My taste in firearms is changing. I've collected military firearms for years. Mostly WWII but I have some WWI and Vietnam era fireamrs as well. But now I seem to like the cowboy actions more and more.

And my calibers of choice is changing as well to match the cowboy actions. Plus I'm down sizing to .22LR. In days of past I could easily spend $100 on ammo for a few hours of shooting but now I can shoot all day for $5 to $10.
22s have always been my mainstay and, even now, make up close to half the guns I own. The recent addition of a 357 and 444 lever are to fill holes in my lever gun collection. The 444 is also practical gun, since we have had unruly bears, right in our yard. The very last thing I would want to do is shoot a bear, but if I must, I want it over, quick. Besides, shooting something that big is kind of a hoot, every now and then. Okay, every very long, now and then.
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22s have always been my mainstay and, even now, make up close to half the guns I own. The recent addition of a 357 and 444 lever are to fill holes in my lever gun collection. The 444 is also practical gun, since we have had unruly bears, right in our yard. The very last thing I would want to do is shoot a bear, but if I must, I want it over, quick. Besides, shooting something that big is kind of a hoot, every now and then. Okay, every very long, now and then.
I've never been one for hunting and don't own firearms for that purpose (shooting gophers in Montana doesn't count). I've never shot a bear, deer, elk, or moose in my life. In the early 70's I did do some coyote hunting though. My father-in-law liked it and I would go with him but I never felt good about killing an animal.

But when my friends get a deer I'm the first one on the porch asking for venison steaks.
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The last deer I got was in Tn with this gun . I did 100% work on this gun and no power tools used in making gun .



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I've got a Rossi lever in 357 mag, I like it, please don't laugh!
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The last deer I got was in Tn with this gun . I did 100% work on this gun and no power tools used in making gun .



Awesome, TX. You never cease to amaze.
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I've got a Rossi lever in 357 mag, I like it, please don't laugh!
No need to apologize or feel humble, in my opinion. I think some of us lever gun fans tend to forget that lever guns have always had a blue collar pedigree. They have always been working rifles. No need for anyone to get uppity and snobbish about lever guns, in my book. If your Rossi works and shoots, well, (and I've seen a lot of folks on forums who say they do), then good for you. Enjoy.
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No need to apologize or feel humble, in my opinion. I think some of us lever gun fans tend to forget that lever guns have always had a blue collar pedigree. They have always been working rifles. No need for anyone to get uppity and snobbish about lever guns, in my book. If your Rossi works and shoots, well, (and I've seen a lot of folks on forums who say they do), then good for you. Enjoy.
I have a Rossi 92 in 357/38 as well and find its a fun rifle to shoot. My Rossi Mare's Leg is just as fun. I'm drawn to the 38 Special because it is cheap to buy and easy to reload. I haven't reloaded any yet but will one day.
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I also have a Rossi .357 and like it.



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Ooooooh Me LLike The Rossi !
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They are nice. Mine was purchased through Steve Young and worked over before he shipped it to me.

I know several people that have them and really like them. I don't know if they would be what I want for bear, I would probably fall back on my Mod 70 in .308 for that. I don't have a proper bear rifle. If I was going for one I think the Marlin in .45-70 would be very nice, but I have no reason to buy one and can't afford it anyway.

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They are nice. Mine was purchased through Steve Young and worked over before he shipped it to me.

I know several people that have them and really like them. I don't know if they would be what I want for bear, I would probably fall back on my Mod 70 in .308 for that. I don't have a proper bear rifle. If I was going for one I think the Marlin in .45-70 would be very nice, but I have no reason to buy one and can't afford it anyway.
I bought the video Steve does and did the work myself.
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In addition to the action work and replacing the magazine follower with a stainless one, he bead blasted the stainless finish, plugged and blended the safety hole in the bolt, added sling swivels, and mounted a Burris red dot sight, though I removed that.
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In addition to the action work and replacing the magazine follower with a stainless one, he bead blasted the stainless finish, plugged and blended the safety hole in the bolt, added sling swivels, and mounted a Burris red dot sight, though I removed that.
I put one of his bolt peep sights in my Mare's Leg and have one for the rifle but haven't installed it yet. I'm amazed at how accurate the bolt sight is. I thought it would flop around but it doesn't.
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3 x Rossi 357, great minds must think alike? I've put about 300 rounds thru mine & it's loosened up nicely. I think mine must be the older type as it doesn't have the safety switch on it. What type of ammo r u guys using & roughly what do u pay if u don't mind telling. I've been using "home loads" & recently tried Tulla ammo. It actually shoots really welll for me & is cheap compared to other brands -$25 for a box of 50.
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3 x Rossi 357, great minds must think alike? I've put about 300 rounds thru mine & it's loosened up nicely. I think mine must be the older type as it doesn't have the safety switch on it. What type of ammo r u guys using & roughly what do u pay if u don't mind telling. I've been using "home loads" & recently tried Tulla ammo. It actually shoots really welll for me & is cheap compared to other brands -$25 for a box of 50.
I've purchased some factory .357 JHP ammo when it was on sale or under $.50 a round but I mostly load my own .38 Special and .357 Magnum ammo.
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I've purchased some factory .357 JHP ammo when it was on sale or under $.50 a round but I mostly load my own .38 Special and .357 Magnum ammo.
I have three firearms that take 357/38 and the only things I've ever shot in them is 38.
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