Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

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Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#1 Post by Lefty Dude » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:39 am

I have a chance to buy a very nice B-92/44. I have a Rossi 92/44 that feeds 44 specials & 44 mags W/ semi-wad-cutters.

I know this has been discussed here before, Just can't remember the particulars.

How is the B-92/44 with the 44 specials ?

What say you B-92/44 users ?
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#2 Post by Hagler » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:20 pm

Lefty Dude,

Everytime I went to buy .44 Specials, I could not justify the slight difference in price, versus .44 Magnum ammo. ...so, I have never tried the Specials in my B-92. :evil:

I do not know your plans, but keep that Rossi, even if you buy the Browning. I have been inside a few Rossi leverguns, and they are not much different than the B-92. I have had to slick-up my Browning, just like I had to slick-up the Rossis.

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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#3 Post by 1886 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:25 pm

I know you are aware of this, why not just down load the mag. to special ballistics? Regards, 1886.

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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#4 Post by Leverluver » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:32 pm

It all depends on the bullet you want to use. It will get along with something more pointy than it will with semi-wadcutters. I have used 429421 in the special case but it preferred crimping over the front band and even then it balked once in a while. So they are that picky about case, just the bullet you put in them.

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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#5 Post by Ben_Rumson » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:14 pm

Mine ran a couple of boxes of factory 44 Special just fine, but I load down the 44 mag now.
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#6 Post by Lefty Dude » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:25 pm

I shoot CAS/SASS and my main match revolvers are a pair of Colts in 44 special. My Lever gun is a Uberti 73 in 44-40.

I use my Rossi 92/44 for long range side match and shoot 44 mags. in a reduced configuration with Unique powder and a 240 gr. cast SWC.

The main use for the B-92 is a back up or replacement rifle for Uberti. By using the B-92 with 44 specials I can use the same rounds for both revolver & rifle. If I use the Rossi with both Mags & specials I will be cleaning the chamber ring frequently.

I thought of re-barreling the Uberti Carbine from 44-40 to 44 special. However My Custom Colts have 44-40 cylinders also.

I can get this B-92 for $400.00, so the price is right.

I have an option. Use the Rossi for the back-up as it feeds 44 specials. And use the B-92 for long range pistol caliber side matches with mags.
I have not used a B-92, just heard they are smoother and function better than a Rossi-clone.
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#7 Post by Nate Kiowa Jones » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:11 pm

Lefty Dude wrote:I shoot CAS/SASS and my main match revolvers are a pair of Colts in 44 special. My Lever gun is a Uberti 73 in 44-40.

I use my Rossi 92/44 for long range side match and shoot 44 mags. in a reduced configuration with Unique powder and a 240 gr. cast SWC.

The main use for the B-92 is a back up or replacement rifle for Uberti. By using the B-92 with 44 specials I can use the same rounds for both revolver & rifle. If I use the Rossi with both Mags & specials I will be cleaning the chamber ring frequently.

I thought of re-barreling the Uberti Carbine from 44-40 to 44 special. However My Custom Colts have 44-40 cylinders also.

I can get this B-92 for $400.00, so the price is right.

I have an option. Use the Rossi for the back-up as it feeds 44 specials. And use the B-92 for long range pistol caliber side matches with mags.
I have not used a B-92, just heard they are smoother and function better than a Rossi-clone.
Lefty,
You're hand loading so you shouldn't have too much trouble just loading the spec out a bit long like the 38 spec CAs shooters are doing. That should take care of it.
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#8 Post by 71fan » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:26 pm

I had problems in 94 trapper...don't know about the B-92. However, to avoid the possible problems avoid SWCs in the specials and get as small a ogive as possible to still be safe in the lever. My Trapper's problem was the wider bullets and the SWC belts getting hung up at the breech.

Also, $400 is a steal. You should already own that gun.

Good luck.
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#9 Post by Lefty Dude » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:47 am

The B-92 will be mine Sunday. :wink: :D

Thanks for the good info, Y'all.
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Re: Browning B-92/44 & 44 specials ?

#10 Post by SFRanger7GP » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:09 am

My B92 will feed 44 specials just fine, to include the 250 KT bullet. That bukket is too long when loaded in a 44 mag. However, the accuracy with the 44 special 250 KT load has been poor at best. I am carrying it to the range this morning for further testing.

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