Rossi 92 .357 Lever Action – First Impressions and Thoughts

Rossi 92 .357 Lever Action – First Impressions and Thoughts

Initial summary and review of my time so far with the Rossi R92 in .357 Magnum. A very fun carbine that seems to be of decent quality.
Looking forward to continuing wringing it out over the coming months and seeing if it can be improved on.

A pistol caliber carbine has a lot of utility IMO, especially in a versatile cartridge like .357 mag.
Don’t sleep on the Lever Gat!!!

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50 Comments

  1. Stan Wiggins on November 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I have had the Rossi and shoot a combination of .38 Special and .357 magnum with each loadout. I also had a little trouble feeding the ammo at the beginning, but as another viewer suggested, when I started using the next round to push in the previous round, things smoothed out quickly. I also want to put a set of either red dot or ring sights on mine as well, but have been working more hours from home, including some weekends, so I haven’t made that step yet. I’m wondering if it would work well on hogs and bucks in season?



  2. CROSSFIRE TACTICS & NUCLEAR STUDIO on November 18, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Great video. Very professional. Good job.



  3. M S on November 18, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I was going to purchase this gun, but the reviews are so mixed. Lots of people complain it jams with certain 38 special ammo, along with chewing ur finger up while loading and a sloppy finish. In the end, I decided to pass on it.



  4. Douglas McNeil on November 18, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve got a 2007 Marlin 1894c 357. My Rossi is in 45 colt. Both are great guns. But I’ve got to say, I like the side eject better. That Rossi always drops spent brass right on top of my head. Gotta’ wear a hat when shooting that Rossi. I don’t know if my being left handed has anything to do with it or not.
    That flat top Marlin lets me put a skinner aperture sight as far back as possible. Giving my 357 a longer sight radius. Loved the video even if the Algorithm didn’t show it to me until a year after you posted it. Let us know what sighting system you went with. Thanks.



  5. Craig Szwed on November 18, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Double ring ghost rear site makes this a superb quick target acquisition carbine.



  6. Dalton C. Rocha on November 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Here in Brazil, I watched, this video.



  7. Blasting Capps on November 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve got a Henry I wanted a Rossi but couldn’t find one that was two years ago



  8. Brian Hanson on November 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Had mine 25+ years, was well-used already. 44-40, 100 % reliable. Highly recommended



  9. Ethan Amldon on November 18, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Try hardcast ammo for hunting



  10. Two Owls on November 18, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Great review of this really β€œneat” rifle. You covered the salient points and more!



  11. commonconservative on November 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    the key-locked hammer is always left out of the rossi 92 conversation , as if it is a tabboo family unmentionable……be very careful-don’t use it because its possible to lockup-[tool blocked] and jammed tight



  12. Shane Guerassimoff on November 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    They get smoother the more you use it. The stainless steel model is better. Good brush gun for pigs.



  13. im miata mike on November 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I live in Chicago and they banned all AR and AKs. Banned anything semi auto that isn’t a pistol. There’s no way to get a semi auto rifle. So I want a tactical lever action preferably all black.



  14. Steven Hall on November 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    "Watching too many Westerns"? I don’t think that’s possible



  15. J&R Coues Deer Hunting on November 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I got a mountain lion at 300 yards with my rossi R92 with the 16" barrel and open sight….great rifle so for for about 8 years as my woods gun



  16. chim reynolds on November 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    You made a good purchase…I have one of these in .480 Ruger…it’s a fantastic carbine!



  17. CharlyRomeo on November 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    If you reload, what is the point of reloading 38sp cases and then firing them in 357 chambers????πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£



  18. Brien Mauer on November 18, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Marbles makes a dovetailed "peep" sight to replace current rear sight! $19.99 @ MIDWAYUSA!



  19. Ken Fischmann on November 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I have a stainless 92 in 454 Casull and love it. I shoot a lot of 45 Colt out of it and handloads, as you can imagine full house 454’s out of that 20" rifle can be a handful. Here is the website of a 92 specialist, https://store.stevesgunz.com/. He offers many services and custom parts like sights and a plug to replace the bolt safety if you want to remove it.



  20. edstimator1 on November 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I don’t think a lever action rifle should be shot from a bench. It’s just NOT a bench target gun. It’s made to walk through some woods shooting stuff off the shoulder without THAT much concern of weather or not you are actually going to hit it. It’s more fun that way. It’s supposed to be fun….if you want super accurate….buy a bolt gun and put a scope on it. This isn’t THAT!



  21. S_G _T on November 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I’m glad that they’ve brought back this old classic, but that safety on top sucks! I own two Rossi 1892s in 357 Magnum, bought in the early 2000s when they cost around $300, but no safety on mine.



  22. Dre Baselius on November 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Picked mine up today. Fit and finish are perfect. Sights dead on. Smooth action and crisp trigger. Even around the loading gate everyone complains about was smooth.



  23. Jack Smith on November 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    When will we see the follow up?



  24. Craig Lewis on November 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    If they are offended by your AR=15 then they should MOVE!!! To another Country!



  25. Hazel Friday on November 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    How much does cost?



  26. vern squash on November 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I bought one 7 years ago for $450 (new). I smoothed the loading gate with a file and emery cloth, then cut about 3" off of the spring. The stock sight is fine up to 50 yards off hand. It is a fine little shooter and never had a malfunction with either .38 or .357 (factory & reloads). It is nearly as accurate as the 20" Henry Steel I bought a year later for $650 (new). I prefer the Henry loading tube for its easy of loading and unloading. The little Rossi lays behind the back seat of my truck and I would bet my life on it – as I would the Henry.



  27. Russell Keeling on November 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    The Rossi you have here is different than mine. Mine has the front sight in front of the barrel band and the fore stock on mine is not as fat as yours. Mine also has a saddle ring. Wonderful rifle that I call "my pet".



  28. Michael Bayliss on November 18, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    helpful. thank you.



  29. Jack Smith on November 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    When is your follow up video coming?



  30. SuperIain13 on November 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I had the 24" SS barrel, just out of the box when you levered a cartridge into the chamber it felt like grinding sand in receiver, I took it to a gunsmith and had him polish the housing and barrel. I got it back and haven’t had a problem with it since. But it seems to like the .38+P ammo best.



  31. LouB on November 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    That buckhorn sight is impossible for me to use fo some reason.
    I had to get a tang sight for me to be able to shoot groups at 50 yards



  32. Brandon Johnson on November 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Does it discharge steel ammo well?



  33. Electron on November 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Looking forward to your next video on the Rossi R92



  34. Bob Chaney on November 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I’m a lever action guy as well. I was glad to see that people left you alone for your comments on semi-autos. I got rid of my AR-308 in favor of a beautiful 1960 Winchester 88. I also have a pre-Remington Marlin 336 in 30-30. Next on my list is something in 45-70 govt. Good content here.



  35. j baldy on November 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Got mine around four months ago. Have no issues with .357 mag but i do have miss fires and miss feeds with .38 special for some reason. Other than that its a wonderful rifle to have next to my henry



  36. Chuck Speer on November 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I found out when loading insert cartridge 3/4 in the use the next cartridge to push it will save your finger I have 4 Winchester lever rifles that is the way I was taught 63 years ago I am 69 good luck



  37. rocco c. on November 18, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Had one… shot a housecat with it



  38. john Cunningham on November 18, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I installed a Swift 2X pistol scope on mine. Works as good as a red do. I hit torso targets out to 200 yards with no problem with 125 grain reloads.



  39. Bill Mason on November 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Brazilian hardwood made in China?



  40. Colin Hunter on November 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have a 24 inch octagonal barrel version of this gun in stainless and use it with home loaded .38 specials for action competitions. The heavier 24 inch octagonal gun probably soaks up more recoil than the short barrel gun but I have still managed to win a few medals with it. Although cheaper than a Marlin the gun has proven to be reliable over 15 years my only complaint would be the choice of sights. I did try a side mounted rail for a scope but I don’t think that it is secure enough. I have ended up with a fold down rear peep hole sight which with my eyesight gives me a better focus on the rear buck horn but at shorter distances I fold it down to give me a quicker acquisition of the sights for competitions.



  41. Peg Boyd on November 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    This rifle is a bit pricey now, I was able to get one. Thank you for the review.



  42. Kaity M on November 18, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I have the .44 version with 20” barrel and it is a sweet shooter even with maxed hand loads. Usually feed 240 grain semi wad cutters and they function flawlessly. Did change out the rear sight with a better buckhorn, not sure how much difference it makes.



  43. ILike JelloYAY on November 18, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I have one in 357 and 20” barrel. Absolutely love it. There is definitely a break-in period. Shoots and cycles well. For best results, use full metal jacket semiwads or jacketed hollows will work best. The lead of softpoints can sometimes get a little sticky in cycling…not a big problem but occasionally pops up especially with 38s.



  44. Roger Cole on November 18, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I just got a stainless one, which seems better finished than most of the reviews I read/watch online. I’m quite pleased with it so far. I must be weird but I hate peep sights, ghost rings, any kind of aperture sight and just don’t shoot them for squat. The buckhorn works much better for me for irons. Shrug. I’m used to having weird tastes. πŸ˜‰



  45. Cecil Brown on November 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Gotta love a carbine …



  46. boedude on November 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    i put a red dot on my 1894 and find that makes it so much easier to get on target. even in 44 the recoil is low but performance is high. reloading is definitely a must



  47. John D. on November 18, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Nice video. How have you made that scratches around the loading window? With file or rounds?



  48. libertarian45 on November 18, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I had a Rossi 92 in .357 a while back I sold it to a co-worker who was getting into CAS. I had just got married, had lots of guns and was down-sizing a bit. I try not to look back with regrets, but… I do wish I still had it (along with all the others I sold… particularly considering my divorce).

    I did, however, experience the precise challenges posted in this vid. The loading gate was hard on the finger and the action needed smoothing out. I used the ‘next bullet to load the one ahead’ process but, the last round loaded was a bit ‘iffy’ in that it usually wound up slightly askew and wouldn’t chamber initially without some fidgeting. Cycling the action needed to be deliberate and a bit aggressive. Otherwise it would not chamber the next rd. I imagine this is what people mean when referring to the action needing to be smoothed out. Despite those minor aspects, I enjoyed it – particularly the price.



  49. Richard Cooper on November 18, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Good job on your review. I have taken my 92’s in and had them D&T and fitted with receiver sights and have shot my 44 mag out to 200 yds. My 357 get used @ 100 yds and is very accurate with jacketed as well as cast bullets.



  50. Brenda Lopez on November 18, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Mine since new won’t cycle 357s. Called yaris they want to charge me to fix a new rifle