357 load for rossi 92

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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bronco93 » 12 Jan 2019, 12:48 am

Yeah I took a bit of a gamble with it, I'm too impatient. And from what I read Rossi's have a few issues with feeding rounds. But hopefully I get away with it. If not I'm gonna have fun pulling bullets :crazy:
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bigrich » 12 Jan 2019, 6:42 am

My Rossi is a pre-safety s/s and it feeds and ejects everything I’ve fed it so far . 38 spl lead target ammo, s&b hp’s and sp’s, Winchester hp’s. I’m actually impressed with my Rossi. My eyes aren’t good with open sights past 100, but with a few mods I can shoot the Rossi well under 100. I like my rifles to be dual purpose, range and hunting. I’m thinking about doing gallery rifle for fun with this gun.
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 12 Jan 2019, 10:30 am

Usually feeding issues in the 92 action are due to incompatible OAL - you just need to experiment with seating depth to find the exact OAL your gun likes. If you’ve already seated them to pistol spec, they’ll probably be on the longer side, meaning you can just seat your loads a little deeper to achieve reliable feeding.

But It’s always worth seating some primerless dummy rounds and adjusting them until they reliably feed - then you have your template as a future reference + any other cases where you may need to test your action...

Post your groups mate I’m interested to see :drinks:
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bronco93 » 19 Jan 2019, 1:30 pm

Finally got out to range. I think i need to get a taller front post as I am having to aim about 3 inches low at 100m and even lower at 25m Here are my groups. Have never actually tried using open sights. So i reckon bit more practice and my sights sorted, I should be able to make them a bit tighter
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 19 Jan 2019, 5:24 pm

Good shooting mate, all considered I’d be extremely happy with that - your 100m group is tight for a pistol cartridge. A good example of Rossi accuracy potential.
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bronco93 » 19 Jan 2019, 5:36 pm

Cheers mate. Cant wait to get out again and get a bit more practice
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bladeracer » 19 Jan 2019, 5:40 pm

in2anity wrote:Good shooting mate, all considered I’d be extremely happy with that - your 100m group is tight for a pistol cartridge. A good example of Rossi accuracy potential.


Agreed, I'd be happy seeing that group at 50m, at 100m it's awesome!
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 19 Jan 2019, 6:12 pm

bladeracer wrote:Agreed, I'd be happy seeing that group at 50m, at 100m it's awesome!

Makes you think twice about having a play with a Rossi’s doesn’t it.
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bladeracer » 19 Jan 2019, 6:17 pm

in2anity wrote:
bladeracer wrote:Agreed, I'd be happy seeing that group at 50m, at 100m it's awesome!


Makes you think twice about having a play with a Rossi’s doesn’t it.


I've been wanting Rossi's in .357 and .44, I'll have a pair of them eventually.
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 19 Jan 2019, 6:25 pm

bronco93 wrote:Well finally finished 60 rounds. Bloody hell that took for ever. Using the lee classic loader. Averaged about 20 rounds an hour :lol: Beer time now :drinks:


They are expensive, but in terms of reloading speed I really turned a corner after purchasing an electronic powder-dispenser. It automatically dispenses the next while you seat the current. I can seat 180 pistol cartridges per hour with it.
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bronco93 » 19 Jan 2019, 7:00 pm

They are expensive, but in terms of reloading speed I really turned a corner after purchasing an electronic powder-dispenser. It automatically dispenses the next while you seat the current. I can seat 180 pistol cartridges per hour with it.[/quote]

Yeah I wouldnt mind getting one, that is what slows everything down when it comes to reloading using either lee classic loader or my bench press
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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bigrich » 20 Jan 2019, 11:29 am

So what powder do people use with 357 ? I tried ar2205 in my marlin today , did a like for like swap with the Rossi , I need a scope . Anyway, 158 gn hornady xtp with 15 & 15.5 gn and cci 400 primers didn’t get fantastic accuracy. 15gn equaled s&b factory loads. So , next decision, try different powder or projectiles. Any ideas anyone ? Hunting is a consideration with the loads

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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 20 Jan 2019, 12:14 pm

bigrich wrote:So what powder do people use with 357 ? I tried ar2205 in my marlin today , did a like for like swap with the Rossi , I need a scope . Anyway, 158 gn hornady xtp with 15 & 15.5 gn and cci 400 primers didn’t get fantastic accuracy. 15gn equaled s&b factory loads. So , next decision, try different powder or projectiles. Any ideas anyone ? Hunting is a consideration with the loads

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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by bigrich » 20 Jan 2019, 12:23 pm

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bigrich wrote:So what powder do people use with 357 ? I tried ar2205 in my marlin today , did a like for like swap with the Rossi , I need a scope . Anyway, 158 gn hornady xtp with 15 & 15.5 gn and cci 400 primers didn’t get fantastic accuracy. 15gn equaled s&b factory loads. So , next decision, try different powder or projectiles. Any ideas anyone ? Hunting is a consideration with the loads

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Got any AP70N?


no i don't mate. i'll have to try to make a educated guess on what powder is going to work for me and buy some. win 296 seems popular . have you had good results with ap70n ? what primers would you use ? bear in mind i do want to load some warm/hot hunting loads

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Re: 357 load for rossi 92

Post by in2anity » 20 Jan 2019, 1:21 pm

bigrich wrote:no i don't mate. i'll have to try to make a educated guess on what powder is going to work for me and buy some. win 296 seems popular . have you had good results with ap70n ? what primers would you use ? bear in mind i do want to load some warm/hot hunting loads
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I just use cheap winnie primers actually - i've only had one hang and one miss out of thousands of shots. It's all about economy for me when I'm shooting pistol cartridges. You could use any of the pistol powders really, but considering the length of barrel, it's better on the slower side of the pistol area. Isn't W296 very similar to AR2205? Any of the pistol powders will work - just stay in the listed areas as they are all spikey. lilgun will give you some impressive speeds for hunting.
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