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Old 11-06-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Been digging around the internet for any literature on this model- http://www.rossiusa.com/product-deta...adcrumbseries= and coming up with nothing.

Probing to see if anyone has any knowledge or experience with it.

She's a bit heavy, but at the price point ($290-325)-- seems to provide solid competition for Ruger's SP101 in .22LR. as well as a viable alternative to "hit-or-miss" Taurus .22LR revolvers.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Rossi and Taurus revolvers are both made today by Taurus. The Rossi models are internally of traditional S&W design and good values in their price range.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #3
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I have a Taurus Tracker .22 with 6.5" barrel I bought used, and I love the darn thing but I can't use it for bullseye shooting as it only holds 7 rounds..lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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Are you strong enough to counteract the force that gravity puts on that behemothly long barrell?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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Been digging around the internet for any literature on this model- Rossi USA and coming up with nothing.

Probing to see if anyone has any knowledge or experience with it.

She's a bit heavy, but at the price point ($290-325)-- seems to provide solid competition for Ruger's SP101 in .22LR. as well as a viable alternative to "hit-or-miss" Taurus .22LR revolvers.
That looks pretty neat. I have an S&W 617 with a 6 inch barrel. It's REAL heavy, but shooting it gives zero recoil.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'm digging the aesthetics as well, Dep. Unfortunately there is no information out there on it. Seems like a straightforward .22 but could be a complete bust as well.

Your 617 is definitely on the higher end of what I'd be willing to dish out cash wise but a .22 revolver is unquestionably the ultimate zombie survival gun I completely understand the philosophy of having fine craftsmanship for life, cheers to having such a fine firearm in your arsenal.

In regards to the Rossi-- if I had an idea about the trigger pull, I might just take a risk on this one. Bit hesitant about the grip as well, looks a little iffy.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #7
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If you really want a good, long lasting .22 revolver - wait a little longer, save a few more dollars and pick up a good new or used S&W or Ruger, it will be worth it!

There are other revolvers out there, and they work well for some folks and not for others. Good quality will hold it's value and never disappoint.





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Old 11-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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And I bought this one in 1962.

153 is absolutely right: quality endures and delights, long after the price tag is forgotten.

This Combat Masterpiece has fired countless "bricks" of .22, and still shoots like a "tuned" gun. Note that the ejector rod is worn practically white, but the sideplate has never been off (though the S&W Goncalo Alves target grips are not the originals).

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