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Rossi M92 .357?

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So, I've been thinking, when I can come up with the money, it might be worth getting a backup rifle to my main battle rifle, my SKS. I will (hopefully) be getting a very nice Ruger Security Six .357 in 2 weeks if I can come up with $310 bucks (sold my Mosin Nagant 91/30 for $90 bucks, gave the money to the particularly nice store owner to hold it). BTW, I know this is the rifle section, but is $400 a good price? It was in good shape, timing was excellent, trigger pull was like O go again, getting off topic. Anyways, I was thinking that a lightweight .357 lever action would be a perfect companion to the Security Six. Are the Rossi/Puma M92's good for the money? I'm not looking for beauty, I'm looking for functionality. Do they take just about anything you throw in e'm? Fairly accurate? Decent action (doesn't have to be smooth as butter)

I've always loved lever action rifles for some reason. Maybe it was because even though I'm part of the "new" generation, I grew up with John Wayne movies, and The Rifleman, and Bonanza...the first gun I ever fired was my dad's beautiful Grade II Browning BL22.
That might be part of my justification for wanting one, but, would the Rossi M92 serve my purpose as a lightweight, handy, fast backup rifle? I'm on a budget, and I'm trying to put away money for the Security Six, so it'll probably have to end up being a birthday present. But the thing is, my birthday isn't till the end of *gulp* august, so I'll be stuck without a backup gun if the SHTF before then. Hopefully my SKS won't fail me. Then again, about all you can do to mess up an SKS is drive over it with an M1A1 Abrams,
so I think I'll be good until then :)
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I have one, it is a very boring rifle. Shoots and cycles everything I load in it accurately. Even wadcutters in 38Sp cases. ****** Steves Gunz has a peep sight that replaces the bolt safety. ****** I have 2 Sec Sixes. You cant go wrong with them. My 2 favorites loads are a 180gr RNFP at 1600FPS and a 125gr HP at 1700fps. A 158gr LSCW at 800fps makes for a nice quiet small game load. I HAVENT CHRONO'ED those loads out the rugers yet.
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