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Old January 19, 2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Rossi/Taurus new line of revolving carbines

Ok seems like Rossi/taurus has expanded their revolving rifle lineup with several new models. Several of them actually look very practical, but there is a wild card in the mix that I am sure you will pick up on



http://www.rossiusa.com/2011newcatalog/?catalog_page=2




this looks interesting.

I could definitely see myself picking one of these up.

- 9 shot cylinder


They are also making several other judge weapons.

Rossi Circut judge 28 gauge revolving rifle ( more practical then a .410 for sure)



Rossi .44 mag circut judge revolving carbine



the biggest *** I have ever seen. Circut judge .410 revolving lever action rifle



.410 lever action "mares leg"




Now I will give rossi/taurus props for actually listening to their fan base and coming out with a .44 mag revolving carbine. That along with the .22 mag is something I could get behind. Even the 28 gauge seems practical.

Hell if the lever action revolving rifle were in .454 casull then I might buy it just for ****s and giggles. But in .410 :barf:
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Old January 19, 2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have wanted a .44 Mare's Leg for years now. I am going to wait a while to see how bad the Taurus ones are before I get one.


The rest of that crap (and I use the term only because this forum won't let me use the word I want to use) I will never spend a penny on. :barf:
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Old January 19, 2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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give them credit... alot of money spent on new ideas... some look dumb, some look cool... whatever ya think, I think it's great they've been investing on new & different ideas...

unfortunately just like we're seeing from promises from our last prez... not all change is good...

I'll be wanting to put a few of these in my hands though, to see for myself how they feel
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Old January 19, 2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Admittedly, a lot of those guns seem pretty odd and impractical to me. Although, as mentioned, at least a 28 gauge revolver makes more sense than a .410. But if you look on page 8 of the link above, you'll see they might have a winner with the Rio Grande lever action rifle. No, not with .410, but with the 45-70 option. The Marlin 1895 lever actions have become more popular than ever in recent years. If Rossi does it right, it could be another option for lever action fans of the 45-70.

I give them a lot of credit for bringing out something besides black autoloaders.
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Old January 19, 2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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Cool concepts, but Rossi sure does make some ugly stocks!
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Old January 19, 2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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I was hoping that they would expand on the Circuit lineup and I like what they have brought out this year. I am hoping that a .357 is in the near future and it would be nice to have more refined stocks as at least an option.

So far as the lever action revolver. I compare it to putting antlers on a jackrabbit….. A good conversation piece to hang on the wall.( pretty cool though)
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Old January 20, 2011, 08:21 PM   #7
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I'm gonna buy one of those 22LR/22Mag units for sure. A very practical idea.

That Lever action .410 reminds me of Quent Yaiden's gun. That series really sucked, though it had its moments.

With some modification that 44 mag revolving carbine could make an interesting suppressed platform. Would need some tinkering to make it work. Heck, just get it threaded and slap my YHM can on it and just see how it goes. Probably wouldn't be hearing safe for the shooter, but it might be for bystanders.
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Old January 20, 2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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The .44 magnum carbine makes sense, but I don't understand the rest. At least they are trying something new, though.
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Old January 20, 2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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The .44 magnum carbine makes sense, but I don't understand the rest. At least they are trying something new, though.
Imcrementalisim. The ATF lets them get away with a 28 gauge rifle, which is over 50 caliber, and in a few more years they come out with the 12 and 20 gauge versions.

/semi serious.
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Old January 20, 2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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lever action revolver? looks DUMB :barf:

That lever action .410 looks nice. But I do not like this company...
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Old January 21, 2011, 12:59 AM   #11
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I don't think there would be any problem with a 12 gauge version.

The BATFE hasn't done anything about the Saiga, for example.

As long as it's clearly suitable for sporting purposes (a very large part of which is capacity), I would imagine it would be ok.
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Old January 21, 2011, 01:57 AM   #12
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I'm liking the .22 and the mare's leg. taurus also has a .22 DA convertible revolver but I've had bad experience with taurus revolvers in the past. I hear the rossi leveractions are good and I would like a mare's leg. they're not very practical either way so might as well get a 410.

the .44 mag is interesting not only would it take the same ammo as your handgun but you could possible even use the same speedloaders but like I said, I'm not a fan of taurus/rossi revolvers, and I'd kinda rather have a 16" lever action just because.
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Old January 21, 2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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Imcrementalisim. The ATF lets them get away with a 28 gauge rifle, which is over 50 caliber, and in a few more years they come out with the 12 and 20 gauge versions.
As long as it is an established chambering, the "over .50 caliber" argument is completely nullified.
Even if the ATF had an issue, all they have to do is make sure it meets length requirements, and give it a smooth bore -- it becomes a shotgun again (which is exactly what the 28 ga version is classified as - a shotgun).

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The BATFE hasn't done anything about the Saiga, for example.
There is nothing to do. They are not classified as rifles, and are using established chamberings.

Calling the Saiga and Taurus shotguns illegal would also make every other semi-auto and repeating shotgun (pump, lever, etc) on the market illegal. They are not rifles.
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Old January 21, 2011, 03:34 PM   #14
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As long as it is an established chambering, the "over .50 caliber" argument is completely nullified.
Even if the ATF had an issue, all they have to do is make sure it meets length requirements, and give it a smooth bore -- it becomes a shotgun again (which is exactly what the 28 ga version is classified as - a shotgun).
Typo on my part. I meant to say handgun.
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Old January 21, 2011, 03:36 PM   #15
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I admit I don't get why it would be a problem in 12 ga, since I can buy a rifled 12 ga barrel now for slugs....
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Old January 21, 2011, 04:03 PM   #16
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The BATFE hasn't done anything about the Saiga, for example.
They have Now.

http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot...ght-saiga.html

And looks like BATFE Killed off the 28 ga.

http://gunnuts.net/2011/01/21/shot-show-shotgun-update/
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Old January 23, 2011, 08:42 AM   #17
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pesta2,

As far as I know, it's just the 28-ga handgun that got the axe.
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Old January 23, 2011, 07:52 PM   #18
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I'm definitely going to be watching for that 22/22M one. Thanks for posting this!
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Old February 14, 2011, 12:12 PM   #19
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The .410/.45 Long Colt Circuit Judge is available with either a smoothbore or a rifled barrel.

http://www.rossiusa.com/product-deta...TOKEN=51289126
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Old March 19, 2011, 02:20 PM   #20
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Rossi Circuit Judge 22LR/22Mag Revolving Carbine

Howdy, I am looking for a reliable 22 cal. rifle for target practice and varmint hunting (something more than a single shot or double barrel). I have a lever action, semi-auto, and a pump 22 that have all jammed at the worse times possible. My 22 cal. 40 year old revolver pistol has fired flawlessly over the years. I am considering the Rossi Circuit Judge 22LR/22Mag Revolving Carbine for the revolving action reliability and something I can pass on to my son that will still work years from now. Other than the $500 price I’ve been quoted, are there any drawbacks to this rifle? Would this revolving action be a lot louder than other actions due to the gap beween the cylinder and barrel? I'd like to have something not much louder than, say a single shot rifle. Thanks.
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Old March 19, 2011, 04:19 PM   #21
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This is a silly idea. I saw an article on a custom-built rifle based on a S&W revolver 20 years ago. You better hope the cylinder gap is tight or else you'll have hot gases & particles burning your wrist.

This is a gimmick - there are lever action rifles that handle this MUCH better.
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Old March 24, 2011, 11:27 AM   #22
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You better hope the cylinder gap is tight or else you'll have hot gases & particles burning your wrist.
There are shields guards on the circuit judge that protect the user from the gases.
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Old March 24, 2011, 03:49 PM   #23
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taurus is also coming out with a line of semi auto carbines in 9mm, .40, and .45. Dont know when they will hit the market or the price but they look cool.
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Old March 24, 2011, 03:55 PM   #24
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Not that I'm going to buy one,,,

But I've always wondered why some reputable manufacturer (Like Ruger) didn't make one of these years ago.

With the Single Six in their inventory how much redesign would it take to make an 18.5" barrel and a rifle stock.

I would have bought one of those in a heartbeat!

I think Ruger missed the boat on this marketing idea.

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Old March 24, 2011, 06:36 PM   #25
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taurus is also coming out with a line of semi auto carbines in 9mm, .40, and .45. Dont know when they will hit the market or the price but they look cool.
Really? Where are these at? I don't see them anywhere on their site.
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