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Delmar
December 12, 2009, 09:51 AM
I have been looking at the Puma M-92 for cowboy shooting. The best price I have found this rifle in, when chambered in .45 LC is $458 (http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=86019) , but there is a version of the gun chambered in 454 casull that is available for $398 (http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=114407) Since the one chambered in 454 casull will also chamber 45 LC is there any disadvantage to buying the one chambered in 454? Would accuracy be any different?

Edit: (I do realize that the more expensive rife is probably more expensive because of the stainless finish, but I can't find it without)

Andy Griffith
December 12, 2009, 10:12 PM
Am I correct that you are looking at the Rossi manufactured rifles (regardless of the importer)?

Taurus/Braztech is now importing the Brazilian made 1892's, and gave them a price reduction.

I think the '92 round barrel in blue should sell for @ $400-$425-ish at a dealer, with the stainless being only slightly more. Octagon, case coloring and brass receivers are more.

I bought one a while back and paid $425+ tax for a stainless 20" .357, brand new. I'd give Bud's a call and ask them when they'll have in the .45 Colts for the same price as the .357's...They have the .357 Stls for $452. shipped and no tax.

Delmar
December 13, 2009, 08:19 AM
The Puma in 454 is the best deal I have found, but I'm not married to the idea. The Rossi rifles I have seen so far have been a few dollars more than the Puma. I would also consider going with a 357 if I found the right price on one that will qualify for cowboy shooting. I might actually prefer the 357 since I am trying to get my wife and daughter interested, and they are a bit recoil shy.

Andy Griffith
December 13, 2009, 08:47 PM
I'd recommend going for the .357 or .45 Colt over the .454 unless the .454 is a "dedicated" hunting gun- the .454 will not feed .45 Colts from the magazine.

olyinaz
December 14, 2009, 10:10 PM
Pretty hard to beat this deal:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/48464

This is quite nice as well:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/56507

Best,
Oly

toyman69
December 15, 2009, 01:48 AM
I've got one of the puma m92 with the brass reciever in 45 colt, and I think for the money it is a darn good buy. I paid right at 400 for it. the problem with the rossi that was listed here is it only has an 8 round tube and the cowboy action shooting requires 10.

Andy Griffith
December 15, 2009, 10:52 AM
Yes, the 16" barrel only holds nine rounds.

Delmar
December 15, 2009, 05:27 PM
Pretty hard to beat this deal:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/48464:eek: Wow! That 44 mag is $78 less than the best price I have seen on a 92 chambered in 45LC!

robctwo
December 16, 2009, 12:08 AM
I have the Rossi Puma in 45 Colt with the 20" octagonal barrel. I'm not a cowboy shooter, but great western songs run through my head while shooting it. I love that gun. Paid about $450 for mine a couple years ago. Got the case hardened receiver.

I'm going to put a fold down tang peep sight on it to see if I can get accurate enough at 100 yards to hunt it. I have no idea why, just seems like an interesting idea as I get closer to 60.

I load it light and play with it at the pistol range. A little red dot under a 250 gr slug is a hoot.