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Old November 12, 2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Can a Rossi R92 45colt handle "ruger only" loads?

I am thinking of getting a Rossi R92 lever action in 45 colt (24" barrel) as a companion to my Ruger revolvers. Will this gun handle a steady diet of "Ruger Only" loads?
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Old November 12, 2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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It should be able to handle " Ruger Only " revolver loads with out any difficulty
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Old November 12, 2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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'92 actions are bomb proof

Nearly anyway. They also chamber that action in the .454 Casull. Handloading will give you a lot more flexability with that cartridge.
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Old November 12, 2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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More than "nearly" - yes.

I've regularly shot/hunted with Cor-Bon high-performance ammo in my Rossi M92, w/o any issues, for over 5 years now.


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Old November 12, 2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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92 will take anything out there
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Old November 12, 2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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My Rossi handled them fine.
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Old November 14, 2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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Several weeks ago I picked up a Rossi Ranch hand. It’s actually sold as a pistol. Last weekend I took it out for the first time. I shot everything from 44 special to factory 44 mag to some of my Ruger only loads that are top end of the loading chart with H110.
I shot 20 of the Ruger only and although the barrel got hot it worked well. After shooting 200 rounds in one setting I would say that Rossi does make a very good product. My only complaint was the lack of smoothness of the lever action and the fact to get the loading ramp to lift the next round you do have to smack the lever forward to its stop. Being limp wristed will not bring the next round up.
Surprising with the gun held out in front of me I was able to hold 4 inches at 25 yards which is what I consider max range for this gun.
The most impressive thing with this gun is the sound.
Never owned a Rossi before this and never gave them much thought. I like this gun.
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Old November 15, 2012, 10:29 PM   #8
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The .454 92s were supposedly "beefed up" a bit but. as others have said, the .45 should be fine with anything. My .44 Mags have handled anything I could come up with.
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