A while back I published an article about the Henry Big Boy X Versus The Rossi R 92 Both Chambered In .357 Magnum and the response from you guys was pretty good. So this time, I thought I’d do one about the Rossi R92 by itself.
Let’s face it, the old style lever action rifles and single action cowboy revolvers’ used to be pretty cheap (inexpensive), especially 50, 40 and 30 years ago, because everybody was buying AR-15’s and AK style rifles. Now, it seems that these types of firearms are making a BIG comeback and sadly, so has their price.
I’ve spent several dozen hours searching the different websites of manufacturers who produce these types of firearms and as far as cost goes, they are all pretty consistent regarding their prices, so if you are looking for an “Old West” style gun, you’re gonna pay a pretty penny no matter what brand you do buy.
Since the gentleman in the video talks about how he does “Cowboy Action Shooting” competition once and awhile, here’s some info on that:
Cowboy action shooting (CAS, also known as western action shooting, single action shooting, Cowboy 3 Gun, and Western 3-gun) is a competitive shooting sport that originated in Southern California in the early 1980s, at the Coto de Caza Shooting Range in Orange County, California. Cowboy action shooting is now practiced in many places with several sanctioning organizations including the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), Western Action Shootists Association (WASA), and National Congress of Old West Shooters (NCOWS), Single Action Shooting Australia (SASA), Western 3-Gun as well as others in the U.S. and other countries.
CAS requires competitors to use firearms typical of the mid-to-late 19th century: single-action revolvers, lever-action rifles chambered in pistol calibers, and side-by-side double-barreled shotguns (also referred to as Coach Guns – with or without external hammers, although automatic ejectors are not allowed), or pump-action shotguns with external hammers (similar to the Winchester 1897). The 1884 Colt Lightning slide-action rifles and Winchester 1887 lever-action shotguns are also allowed in competition. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. All CAS handguns must be “single-action”, meaning that the hammer must be manually cocked before each shot can be fired.
Here is some info on the Rossi R92 :
R92 Hardwood, 357 MAG / 38 SPECIAL +P, Polished Stainless, 16 In.
A rifle that performs as good as it looks. Built on the proven model 92 lever action.The Rossi R92 combines a traditional hardwood stock with Stainless Steel finish to deliver a big-bore rifle suitable for the backwoods or the back forty.
Adjustable rear buckhorn sight, an elegant classic wood profile, and an exquisitely smooth-cycling action prove that contemporary engineering can pair seamlessly with time-honored craftsmanship and design.
MSRP $: 886.99
Okay, now that we have got all of that out of the way, let’s see just how this rile shoots.
H/T – Wikipedia – rossiusa.com