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  1. John Gabriel on January 25, 2023 at 1:29 am

    how is the recoil on this gun?  too much? I was thinking of this one or the 357 octagon.

  2. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:30 am

    b1gdaddy317 – it’s only about 10 38 cases – sorry, they’ve been blasted to smithereens. But there are lots more where those came from. Plus you know you hit them, because they tear big holes in the target when they are hit as well as the splatter…makes people want to whoop it up…The joy is worth it…

  3. howard2374 on January 25, 2023 at 1:31 am

    I have a Rossi Model 92 Trapper in 357/38. a .38 Special 125gr FP (Berry’s FP) on top of 19.5gr H110 goes out at around 2000fps. It has about 450 ft-lbs of energy, which is equivalent to a .357 158 gr from a pistol! Love it.

  4. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:36 am

    Ed J – would love to but powder availability is the problem. As soon as I can get propellent, more to come…

  5. howard2374 on January 25, 2023 at 1:38 am

    Whoops, I said that wrong. That is a .357 case, 125gr FP on top of 19.5 gr H110, 2000 fps at about 1000 ft-lbs. The 38 Special has the 125 gr FP on top of 6.2 gr Unique at around 1200 fps and 450 ft-lbs of energy. And the 38 Special load in the Trapper is very mild.

  6. howard2374 on January 25, 2023 at 1:40 am

    I second that question MrGlamis70. I stay away from lead bullets because I don’t like to clean out the lead. However that load seemed like a real accurate load.

  7. Brandon Maloney on January 25, 2023 at 1:42 am

    ya it’s serious sometimes but really we just like having fun and enjoying the firearm sport, tnx for the sub

  8. MrGlamis70 on January 25, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Howard2364- That is a very accurate bullet from the Lee mold and I have had good luck with it. I only have leading from one Gun using Lee bullet molds so i will continue to use them.

  9. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:43 am

    shananagans5-Old trick from Bob Munden- it’s all in the meplat of the bullet. Even 22LRs benefit with a little meplat when it comes to splitting cards…but hat’s off to guys like 22Plinkster who do it with 22s. Funny, I touch off 22s and they don’t hit right on POA like my centerfire pistols, revolvers, and rifles…but it’s probably just me. I find hitting cards is not that hard with 22s, like you say, it’s splitting them that is the frustration – my centerfires=no frustrations…

  10. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:44 am

    Dietzeeeee-reply2-butt plate was not designed for shooting modern smokeless magnums as it was designed to put the butt into the deltoid area of the arm – do that with mag 300s and you will want to quit after a few rounds. And if you set it into the shoulder pocket, you wind up with the old crescent point dig. With +P or +P+, no problem. Personally, a 240 grain SWC (feeds ’em well) at 1500fps or 310 at 1200fps penetrators is all I need. Too often, we want the expanding JHPs see 3

  11. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:45 am

    Darren McCann – And here I thought I came up with that one first…naive thought as why wouldn’t that have been tried before – sure beats trying to stick an aspirin tablet on a paper target!! It’s like dancing the salsa, we dance and something happens – we think we discovered a new move…wrong!! -somebody has thought of it before and nobody know who that was…

  12. MrGlamis70 on January 25, 2023 at 1:45 am

    Hey Cookie, How has the leading been using this bullet and lube combo?

  13. Stovokor on January 25, 2023 at 1:48 am

    FC- Been wanting to pick up my first levergun for sometime now. Based on your review of the ROSSI 92 I bought one exactly like yours at the gun show a couple weeks ago. It is a blast to shoot. I found it shot really high even with the sight ramp removed. Just got my taller front sigh in the mail today, cant wait to hit the range tommarrow! Now I just need to work up some hunting loads with unique powder.

  14. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:48 am

    gman77gas-but I won’t be happy until I get a couple more Mosin Nagants…

  15. MIshooter on January 25, 2023 at 1:49 am

    thanks for the info! I have a lee 430 2R mold and looking to replace it!

  16. J Canning on January 25, 2023 at 1:49 am

    I’ve been searching for a nice lever rifle, but want to find it in .38 Special. I noticed the Rossi 92 comes in .38 models…………gotta have one

  17. GunFun ZS on January 25, 2023 at 1:51 am

    I need to stop watching your videos. You’ve really got me wanting some guns I have no money for.

  18. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 1:52 am

    Mlshooter-reply2-I have come to measure the diameter of my cast bullets by measuring down the long axis of the bullet (down all the driving bands at once). I don’t worry about discrepancies between front and back bands. Reason is performance of my bullets in all aspects (accuracy, consistency, no-leading) is matched to this measurement and not to narrower front bands. The bullets work this way or any way measured this way…see3

  19. 762x54r on January 25, 2023 at 1:53 am

    dang it man and they have those on sale at b5 too….
    i really like the idea of shooting the empty casing… im gonna have to try that

  20. SGT Johnny USMC on January 25, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Good stuff.

  21. Emilio G on January 25, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Do you think the rossi 92 will work well dry or dirty in a shtf situation ?

  22. JunkfoodZombie on January 25, 2023 at 1:59 am

    You gotta tell me the origins of the metal fortune cookie. And don’ tell me it’s unobtanium from a meteorite….. I’ve heard that one before. 😉

  23. Brandon Maloney on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    oh man you’re missing out, l have a bunch of videos up for it, it’s the toklat in .454, the toklat is an Alaskan with a stubby slab side barrel. it’s my favorite plinking gun

  24. Brandon Maloney on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    l have a Blackhawk in 45colt, it’s a great round as well, even better loaded hot and run from a ruger alaskan

  25. Dietzeeeee on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    I think I see one of these in my future in 45LC and or 357 magnum. I wonder if it can handle 45LC +p loads. Would love to hear more of your thoughts on the Rossi

  26. Dale Landan on January 25, 2023 at 2:01 am

    What is your lead mixture ? Are you using number2 alloy at about 15 bhn or are you using Linotype at about 22 BHN ? some use a 10 to 1 mix but I find I get better results using the linotype with the LEE 240 mold

  27. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Dietzeeeee-That 16" 45Colt carbine is a nice Rossi. I have a 16" Win 1894 Trapper and it is a dandy handling rifle. The Rossi would be as good in every respect. And yes, it will shoot +P even light magnum loadings no problem. I don’t recommend we try to turn our 45LC Rossis into Casulls, though. But Rossi makes the same guns in 44 Mag and also the 454 Casull (same action and materials) so that should tell us about the strength of the 92 actions…Best Regards…

  28. Dietzeeeee on January 25, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for the feed back. I think I see a 16 inch stainless 45LC version of this in my future.

  29. Flames On Fire on January 25, 2023 at 2:05 am

    NOOO dont shoot the brass.

  30. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:05 am

    MrGlamis70-No cast bullet shooter can say they don’t get any leading…What we all mean when we say that is that the leading we get is not significant and cleans out without undo effort. My 629 got more leading than the Vaquero and the Rossi, but even then, 25 back and forth motions with a sub caliber brass brush wrapped with tight lead remove cloth – bright shiny bore joe dandy!! Then some more Ballistol and put the rascal away.

  31. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:06 am

    Brandon Maloney- You and a whole passel of other shooters also, pardner. I almost chose FortuneCookie44 instead of FortuneCookie45LC (some say 45C – all OK).

  32. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Brandon Maloney-You guys are having just too much fun with those blasters of your’n. I subbed, because the fun we have at our range is not the raucous kind that you’re a-havin’. Best Regards..

  33. howard2374 on January 25, 2023 at 2:08 am

    FYI. The Rifleman can be seen on METV (metro entertainment TV). And they have a bunch of other oldies but goodies.

  34. Dale Landan on January 25, 2023 at 2:10 am

    I love this rifle and also my 38/357 Rossi. But the parts are slow to come in to Florida for repair.the bore of my 44 mag. miked at .428 kind of tight for the 44 mag s/b.429. (.428 is the bore diameter for the 44/40) I used a 440 pure lead round ball through the bore using a wooden dowel as the ram rode went fairly easy and worked quite well the measure the bore

  35. thebigv57 on January 25, 2023 at 2:10 am

    I just love the dorky way you say Youtubers. Reminds me of Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters 🙂 If we took a drink every time you said we would be wasted by the end of the video.

  36. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Mishooter-I have found that the front driving bands on some Lee designs are indeed of a slightly smaller diameter than the rear driving band. Some shooters don’t like that thinking it’s some kind of mistake. This mold drops bullets .429-.4295-.430 rear bands out of the six cavities. All OK. When we get molds that drop .432-.433, we have to size. I like not having to size and just do 45/45/10 tumble lube (1000 bullets=10minutes no mess, easy) see2

  37. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Mlshooter-I would have preferred all cavities of this mold to drop .430, but have found that the .429 and .4295s work just fine. The accuracy and cleanliness is all I could have hoped for, and what I did not mention was that the SWC fed perfectly in the Rossi 92 every time, slick as apple pie, no complaints on this one, and the mold is ready for more action as we speak…Best Regards…

  38. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:14 am

    qchemp420-Great question. For many guns, it is a moot point. There are magazine limitations and also functioning issues that dictate rounds cannot exceed OAL. Most rifle cast bullets have crimping grooves where the case mouth should go on seating depth. But for bolt guns (were we single feed) or single shot rifles, we can play with it to get max accuracy. For those, I use Stoney Point OAL gauges to determine best seat for .001" off the lands with any bullet – jacketed or cast..Best Regards

  39. gman77gas on January 25, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Love um! Have 4 and a type 53 on order…..

  40. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Dietzeeeee-The Rossi 92, because of the strong JMBrowning design, will handle pressures up to 45,000 psi (reported higher, but I want a safety margin), so your +P loads (33,000 psi) are duck soup. The 92 was a scale down of the 86 action (used for all the big buffalo cartridges) – uses cross locking lugs in a mortise in the receiver. I’ve shot magnum loads using 300-310 grain bullets and the rifle shoots them well. Recoil is the price we pay thought, that crescent shaped butt plate see2

  41. Scott AKA mach1mustang1971 on January 25, 2023 at 2:16 am

    that movie always freaked me out…lol

  42. PinkOld on January 25, 2023 at 2:17 am

    As Fortunecookie told you, have no worries about the strength of the Rossi M92 action.
    It’s actually a bit stronger than even the Marlin 1894, which is rated as safe for .45 Colt +p loads, so you have a bigger margin of safety with the Rossi.
    Just make sure you only use data rated safe in Ruger, Marlin, or other modern, strong firearms, and that you NEVER exceed maximum as listed there.
    Of course, you’re also perfectly okay using standard pressure .45 Colt loads.

  43. busyhands94 on January 25, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Fortune cookie, I loved your trick with those .45 casings! I’ll be sure to try that out. 🙂

  44. Dale Landan on January 25, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Have you encountered or heard of any reports of the Rossi 44 mag 24 inch Octagon barrel bulging case’s when fired? Mine is currently back at the factory with a new barrel assembly. ordered but unknown when it will arrive in stock. I shoot the same bullet 240 grain TL and it is very accurate, but won’t reload my Federal cases because of the bulging I use IMR 4227. and some Blue Dot for the 214 TL Lee also very accurate. If any one is interested the twist rate fore all Rossi lever guns is 1 in 30.

  45. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:20 am

    howard2374-And the accuracy maintained throughout the range session – very important, as if accuracy degrades, clear sign that leading is problematic. Many cards were split this day with both the 629 and the Rossi. But the Rossi at 12 1/2 yards on card splitting and empty case busting was a joke – average one split or bust every 2 shots – in my opinion, not hard for any experienced shooter to do. Will do a 25 yard review in the future – more of a challenge…

  46. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:21 am

    pumpjuice739-that was the same load that was used in the revolvers. The rifle tames ’em and tames the full magnums also. Once, a friend of mine said his 1894 Marlin 44 mag kicked the daylights out of him. Loaded with extra heavy bullets and fast burning rifle powders, that may be, but with loads in the 1200-1500 fps range, they are very easy shooting. When you get around 2000fps, then the recoil begins…

  47. Dale Landan on January 25, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Taurus finally got around to giving me a new Rossi 92 but not with the 24 inch barrel that was on it (see earlier post on factory return bulging cases) However my supplier traded me straight across for a new octagon barrel rifle he had in stock. I only punch paper how ever my ruger 44 mag shot very well with the Linotype, so did my GP 100 in .357 mag. The lee 240 grain Tumble lube out of my Rossi is chronographed at 1743 with IMR 4227 at 22.3 grains with the linotype weight is actually around 236 to 238 grains. I have also tried the Lee 245 grine with gas check but not to thrilled with the results with the harder mix. I think in reality the gas check at the velocity I am getting is probably not a necessity though so forthe cost and time saving I won’t use them any more.

  48. LMO MechTech on January 25, 2023 at 2:24 am

    Just gotta luv’ the Rossi ’92!

  49. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Brandon Maloney-Wow, you’ve got an Alaskan…I’ve never even seen one of those mega revolvers…

  50. FortuneCookie45LC on January 25, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Dietzeeeee-reply3-JHPs, but there is nothing like a hard cast bullet smashing through bone to get to the vitals and then smash out the other side to leave good blood trails. Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton knew the value of hard cast (and note that all the big companies like Cor-Bon and Buffalo Bore load the heavy lead for serious work-they’ve got the message). Your lever action Rossi will be a gun to reckon with…250-400 yards – get a bolt gun…Best Regards…

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