Rossi Rio Bravo rifle: An Affordable .22LR Lever-Action
The Rossi Rio Bravo rifle is now shipping to dealers. This lever-action rifle is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge. It carries an affordable suggested retail price of $346.97. The firearm should appeal to those who want a fast-handling rimfire lever gun, especially those who also use a centerfire lever gun for big game hunting.
Everyone Needs A .22. Why Not A Rio Bravo?
Whether you want a rifle for hunting small game, pest control, teaching a new shooter, plinking a few aluminum cans or all of the above, a .22 rimfire is a good choice. And they’re economical to shoot. If you are conjuring your inner John Wayne, a lever-action is especially fun to shoot.
Rossi Rio Bravo Rifle Features
The Rossi Rio Bravo rifle is basically a rimfire version of the company’s popular R92 line of pistol-caliber lever guns. The rifle features an 18-inch barrel and is 36 inches long overall. It weighs 5.5 pounds. It has a cross-bolt safety.
It has polished black metal and either a German beechwood or black synthetic stock. The model with wooden stock has traditional buckhorn iron sights while the synthetic-stocked model will carry fiber-optics. The cartridges are fed from a tubular magazine under the barrel that holds 15 rounds.
Unlike some other lever-actions, the Rio Bravo features a barrel-band sling stud mounted ahead of the front sight and a rear sling stud in the stock. That will make carrying the rifle afield much easier.
Rossi Rio Bravo Is Worth A Look
The Rossi should find a market among those who won’t pay almost $300 more for a lever-action .22 such as the Browning BL-22. Whether it can compete with the entry-level offerings from Henry Repeating Arms remains to be seen as those are only a few dollars more. Still, at real world prices, saving a few bucks might mean buying that much more ammo.
Rossi is part of Taurus Holdings. Their firearms are manufactured in Brazil.
Currently, they produce a number of rimfire rifles, break-action shotguns, straight-wall centerfire cartridge lever-actions and revolver rifles.
For more information on the Rossi Rio Bravo rifle, go to www.RossiUSA.com.
Key Features: Rossi Rio Bravo
Chambering: .22 LR
Capacity: 15 rounds
Finish: Polished black
Furniture: German beechwood or black synthetic
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 36 inches
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Steven Paul Barlow is a retired sergeant/station commander and former firearms instructor with the New York State Police. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, and enthusiast with all things related to firearms, knives, and survival. He has been writing on outdoor topics for more than 35 years. His collections of outdoor humor stories are available at www.BriarHillBooks.com.