Rossi Ranch Hand

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Old_Crow, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    I have never been a fan of Rossi firearms. But the Ranch Hand has got my interest. I always have 357 ammo on hand. No one I know owns one. Does anyone out there own one?
     
  2. bayouBore

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    I've never shot one or know anyone who has one, but I'm the same the always catch my eye and I really want one. If you not a Rossi guy, check out a Henry Mare's Leg. Same concept in a Henry flavor. I like the octagonal barrel better.

    http://henryrepeating.com/rifle-mares-leg.cfm
     

  3. HOSSFLY

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    Had a Henry for awhile--Most useless firearm i've ever owned :eek:
    Yes- it looks cool-----
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just MHO, but I wouldn't have a Rossi or Charter as a gift.
     
  5. Old_Crow

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    I would like to have a gun my niece can use for hunting. She isn't going to shoot a shotgun or climb a tree to be legal with a rifle. She might grow out of that if I can get her to shoot a round of skeet. She has no hesitation to pop a squirrel or a rabbit with a 22. She is just going to have to get her big girl pants on to go deer hunting.
     
  6. bayouBore

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    Man that sucks so bad. I love the look of Henry rifles. What kind of issues were you having?
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    No issues with the gun at all- It's just useless --To big for a handgun (its classified as one tho) - To short for rifle range shots- Its basicly a exspensive cute toy, fun to shoot once in awhile but that wears out fast--
    And that stoopid John Wayne lever don't help none :p

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  8. BeyondTheBox

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    I like it! Does seem pointless, but who cares, it'd still be fun!!!
     
  9. bayouBore

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    I thought you meant it was problematic. I'm back on track I still want one! HAHA Gotta get new toys
     
  10. Old_Crow

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    It appears that 16" is the minimum that one can use for a sight plane. No matter how the stock is configured. I tried a charger today to see how the ranch hand might play out. It has a range of about 35 or 40 yards. I don't think the ranch hand will be much better. The charger had a wire stock to set it in that was more substantial than the Ranch hand.
     
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  11. francisarsenic

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    I have a Rossi Ranch Hand in .45 Colt. I haven't fired it yet. One problem I have noticed, however, is the ramp/door where you feed in the cartridges. If you load in a cartridge (on mine), the base of the cartridge hangs up on the edge of the door. So if you cock the lever, the cartridge does not get loaded. I have to stick my finger into the door to dislodge the cartidge. Then it will load when cycled. Sorry if my terminology is wrong. I do like the gun otherwise. To me, this is not a real problem because I view the gun as a novelty/fun item.
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    And that's exactly how one would have to approach this. Defensively speaking is has no tactical advantage. Rifle look with handgun range and caliber. So short range use a handgun would suit better for maneuverability and in long range a rifle would suit better. Even defense against animals up close I'd say a shotgun would be the more suitable firearm for fire power. If you were facing down a bear the handgun calibers are less likely to be of use than a slug. Though type of bear varies and black is much smaller than brown.

    Still cool though, nothing can take that from it.