I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

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I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Ranch Dog » 22 Apr 2017 08

It was the first and I'm sure it remains my favorite. It is a heck of a big game rifle. Lighter, thinner, and better balanced than any other levergun offered in 45-70 Govt.

I had a boar hog show up in my yard Wednesday night at 11:30. My guns were still in the safe because I had gone on a road trip and I was too tired to deal with him. I had promised the RG4570 that it would be next up with the hog kill'n so I took it out and up to the range to shoot it the following afternoon. For my December plains mule deer hunt, I had sighted it in 3" high at 100 yards. I shot it twice, and both 435-grain bullets struck exactly 3" high. I adjusted the Bushnell scope and put two in the bullseye. I shot two more at steel just to watch the gong jump! Honestly, six shots without the Lead Sled was enough. I hear and read how the 92 in 454 Casull is a mini-4570, not even close.

By midnight the hog had not shown up, they run a bit later each night because the are not on the clock but rather respond to the moon. I went to sleep and made myself get up at 4 am Friday morning. Sure enough, he was 70 yards straight out my back door. I slipped out the door, down the walkway, and into my barn. I wanted to shoot from inside the barn to muffle the ROARING BOOM as this rifle can be heard from miles. The ball of fire out the muzzle did not allow me to observe the hit and once the bullet's path was clear, I could not see any sign of the hog. I had no doubt that I had hit him but the grass height would prevent me from seeing him. I went back to bed. After daylight, the deer pointed it out. DRT.

I wish I had a greater need for the rifle as I feel bad about not shooting it much. I'm not one to load down; I have too many other offerings that fill that need, so the RG4570 remains an occasional shooter. This rifle would make an excellent moose getter as well as elk in timber. It is overkill for my deer and hog hunting, and I'm not sure just how much nilgai hunting I will be doing in the future. Still, I feel lucky to own the rifle and glad I bought it when it first became available.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Mad Trapper » 22 Apr 2017 09

Excellent shooting.
I may look around for an RG-45-70.
I have a rem marlin 1895 guide gun, not had it out yet.
got it when my neighbor almost got shook out of a tree stand by a large black bear.
I bet that RG handles a lot better then the marlin, be easier to carry tom faster handling, etc
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Ranch Dog » 22 Apr 2017 10

I had both the Marlin 1895 and 1895G. Once I had the Rossi in had, I sold both Marlins.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Mad Trapper » 22 Apr 2017 13

Ranch Dog wrote:I had both the Marlin 1895 and 1895G. Once I had the Rossi in had, I sold both Marlins.


I may have to start looking around for the RG.
If i found one, I bet it would be real nice if i cut the barrel down to 16" or 17".
Add a butt cuff/cartridge holder, sling,etc.
Be a real fast handling trapper carbine for sure.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby GRV01 » 23 Apr 2017 16

Do you find yourself reaching for it more than the 357 you developed that bacon-makin' load for when ridding yourself of the offending porkers?

I dunno, i really like the idea of a 45-70, but have never fired one, and feel that between the cost of rounds (even when reloading) and the heavy recoil one would get very limited enjoyment with it whereas something lighter like 357 or even 44mag one could burn 50 rounds in one sitting no sweat with a smile on your face the whole time
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Mad Trapper » 23 Apr 2017 17

bacon-makin' 357 load ?

Hmm, may have to look that one up.
I just bought the Lee 6 cavity C358-200-RF for some heavy 357 loads.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby GRV01 » 23 Apr 2017 18

Mad Trapper wrote:bacon-makin' 357 load ?

Hmm, may have to look that one up.
I just bought the Lee 6 cavity C358-200-RF for some heavy 357 loads.


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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Mad Trapper » 23 Apr 2017 20

GRV01 wrote:
Mad Trapper wrote:bacon-makin' 357 load ?

Hmm, may have to look that one up.
I just bought the Lee 6 cavity C358-200-RF for some heavy 357 loads.


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Thank you GRV.
Oh yes, that is a good lookin mold for sure.
And I just bought this, http://www.midwayusa.com/product/258098 ... -flat-nose
Hope I can make it work in the 92 and blackhawk.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby GasGuzzler » 23 Apr 2017 20

I like my NOE 360180GC better for sexy looks in .357 with two crimp bands and a real lube groove (easier to cast than TL for me) but ain't killed nothing with it.

I don't need a 4570.
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Re: I think that the RG4570 is my favorite Rossi

Postby Mad Trapper » 23 Apr 2017 20

GasGuzzler wrote:I like my NOE 360180GC better for sexy looks in .357 with two crimp bands and a real lube groove (easier to cast than TL for me) but ain't killed nothing with it.

I don't need a 4570.


I bet it would put a hurtin on a big boar.
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