Got me a Rossi 461

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Re: Got me a Rossi 461

Postby FergusonTO35 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:52 pm

Looks like most leather holsters for the Colt D frame or Ruger SP-101 will work just fine for the 461. Got a Don Hume JIT belt slide holster listed for the latter two guns on Fleabay for $20.00 and it fits perfectly.
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Re: Got me a Rossi 461

Postby FergusonTO35 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:05 am

Thought I should post an update. Still shooting the 461 and continue to be impressed with it. If I do my part it will keep up with my S&W's and Rugers accuracy wise. Only thing I really don't like about it other than the near complete lack of grip choices is the yawning .010 cylinder to barrel gap. It's not spitting lead or anything, I think that is just a cost cutting measure on the part of Rossi and may also help keep the pressure down on .357's. I really don't want to deal with Rossi's legendary non-service department, who would likely just declare it to be within spec and send it back to me after 6 months. The gap and slightly shorter barrel does cause the revolver to lose around 100 fps velocity compared with my 4" S&W 10-5 with it's super tight .002 gap. Can't have it all I suppose.

I would still be happy with this revolver even if I had paid the new gun price for it and am going to work up some loads for it. I also see that Walmart now has the Remington UMC .38 Special +P 125 grain SJHP rounds in a 100 round pack for $30.00 or so. This load is really good and performs comparably to $1.00 a shot premium ammo in terms of accuracy and expansion. The SP-101 I used to have did great with it. Hopefully the 461 will too.
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Re: Got me a Rossi 461

Postby FergusonTO35 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:29 am

I decided to go ahead and send the Rossi back for service as the yawning barrel-cylinder gap sheds too much velocity. As is, the only advantage the revolver provides over my little S&W 637 is an extra round, chronograph measurements between the two are the same. Not much point in the extra size and weight otherwise. If Rossi sends it back and says no problem found, off to Gunbroker it goes. Life is too short to put up with annoying stuff like that!
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Re: Got me a Rossi 461

Postby Rimlock » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:44 pm

You like sending guns back to the Mothership!
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Re: Got me a Rossi 461

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 pm

Don't know why I didn't see your post before. Yes, I have rather exacting standards for my guns. If the factory claims they will repair it then all I have to lose if shipping costs and time spent waiting. I also think that if more people quit putting up with crappy workmanship and sent guns back for repair, the gunmakers would get better in that department.
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