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Rossi M92 Carbine .44 Magnum

I’ve spoken of it before… You guys know I have this little .44 Mag Carbine, an M92 Rossi.  It’s a simple Winchester 92 Clone.  Short 16″ barrel, lever action, really light and fast handling.  Super smooth thanks to multiple Slipstream applications.  It’s like melted butter on butter.

Shooting it, it is dead nuts on using 240 grain loads, specifically cowboy action loads, at 100 yards.  With 180 grain full house magnum loads, it hits like 4 feet high at 100.  Which actually puts it on for longer range shooting.  300 yards is very doable with this gun.  Shooting the cowboy loads, it’s a pussycat.  Real mild and pleasant.  It’s fun.  You break the shot, feel and hear the bang, and then… and then… you see and hear the impact of that 240 grains of lead smacking the target.  Hard.

It’s a blast.  So much fun, I could have gone through several boxes of shells in it… but I was being sparing with my ammo.  I am not yet ready to start reloading here.

I have to say that right now, at this moment, the M92 Carbine is my favorite rifle.

More thoughts on the Tactical Lever Action

I’ve had many questions about why I picked the Rossi M92 over other rifles such as the Legacy Puma, the Marlin options, or Henry, or Uberti… etc.  My selection of the Rossi example is by no means disparaging the others.  They are all quite good Arms and if you have one, then it’s going to serve you well.  Before I made my choice, I studied the Level Action platform very carefully, to include going through history books and talking to old cowboys (we still actually have those around here) and talking to new cowboys – The Cowboy Action Shooters. (We have a lot more of those around here) What I didn’t do was search internet gun forums past 3 minutes… because most of those were “Well, I use this so this is the best… no, I’ve not even seen any others, but this is the best because I have it.”

I selected the 92 design because of two things.

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