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bigchelis
09-10-2013, 7:07 AM
I do some dry camping in remote places and felt I needed a small Lever Action with a big power. I choose Rossi because they come in at 5.8lbs from the factory and came with great features I already liked. I just got this back and havent shot it yet but I do have some buffalo bore 405g and 350g :D

Here is a list of the overall features which were done by a Gunsmith (Ken Brada):

Overall lengh is 31inches
Barrel is 16.25in
Fits 5 Rounds in Tube and 1 in chamber
Decelerator recoil Pad
Can be as light as 5lbs
Skinner sights




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J.R.W.
09-10-2013, 7:17 AM
Nice . I have been looking at the rossi for awhile now let usknow how,she shoots

kielbasavw
09-10-2013, 8:05 AM
Wheres your ier scope ;-)
I made a lever scout aswell.

SNCaliber
09-10-2013, 8:52 AM
beautiful, i really like the wood/stainless combo

em9sredbeam
09-10-2013, 9:01 AM
Looks nice, give us a range report!

zfields
09-10-2013, 9:04 AM
Really nice.

Looks like they finally dumped that stupid top mounted safety and switched to the crossbar.

bigchelis
09-10-2013, 9:50 AM
Wheres your ier scope ;-)
I made a lever scout aswell.


I have the stock scope mount that it came with, but I am really digging the Skinner Sights now, so maybe after I shoot it I may go back to putting the scope mount.

bigC

Ninask
09-10-2013, 9:59 AM
Awesome gun:)

Charlie50
09-10-2013, 10:03 AM
"That is going to leave a mark" :eek:

kielbasavw
09-10-2013, 10:09 AM
I really dig the wood/stainless look

kendog4570
09-10-2013, 8:39 PM
I do some dry camping in remote places and felt I needed a small Lever Action with a big power. I choose Rossi because they come in at 5.8lbs from the factory and came with great features I already liked. I just got this back and havent shot it yet but I do have some buffalo bore 405g and 350g :D




Here is a list of the overall features which were done by a Gunsmith (Ken Breda):

Overall lengh is 31inches
Barrel is 16.25in
Fits 5 Rounds in Tube and 1 in chamber
Decelerator recoil Pad
Can be as light as 5lbs
Skinner sights


The toughest part of the job was getting the mag tube to line up right and fitting the band and cross screws after moving it back on the tapered barrel.
10" total LOP with a 5 pound 45-70.

Hold on to it!

Thanks,
Ken

mattt
09-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Ken sweet build!!!

kendog4570
09-11-2013, 5:58 AM
Ken sweet build!!!


Thanks.

It should be able to go toe-to-toe with the NM Mini 14, eh? :)

6mmintl
09-11-2013, 7:21 AM
Who is Ken Brada?

mattt
09-11-2013, 7:43 AM
Ken thats what I am looking for in regards to my marlin lever 44 mag but with ports:D

kendog4570
09-11-2013, 8:02 AM
Ken thats what I am looking for in regards to my marlin lever 44 mag but with ports:D


We can do it.


" I cut it twice, and it's still too short!" :rolleyes:

mattt
09-11-2013, 11:27 PM
Thanks.

It should be able to go toe-to-toe with the NM Mini 14, eh? :)

Ken When the National Match mini 14 was made they threw away the mold. The Perfect rifle can only be made once:D The AMU was real close to running them at Perry this year

bigchelis
09-12-2013, 9:33 AM
Who is Ken Brada?

Kendog4570 is Ken Brada a Gunsmith out of Aptos, CA

bigC

DBADRAT
09-12-2013, 5:59 PM
Nice looking camp gun

BroncoBob
09-12-2013, 6:58 PM
That is awesome looking, congrats on a great build

kielbasavw
09-12-2013, 7:15 PM
You need one of these ;-) pm me

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lt05deluxe
09-12-2013, 8:47 PM
Ill take it!

zod
09-17-2013, 9:18 PM
Oooohhh. That's one mean @ss lever gun! Really dig that short LOP.

3006mv
09-21-2013, 12:18 PM
Please show pic of scout scope mount

madbeans88
09-26-2013, 12:15 AM
Gatta love those Skinner Sights!! I have a pair of the winged front and rear sight on my Marlin 336 30-30.