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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.

The Rossi Rio Bravo comes with either a German beechwood stock or a black synthetic one.

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

For those loking for an inexpensive .22 plinker, the Rossi Rio Bravo is worth a look.

Key Features: Rossi Rio Bravo

Chambering: .22 LR

Capacity: 15 rounds

Finish: Polished black

Furniture: German beechwood or black synthetic

Action: Lever-action

Safety: Cross-bolt

Barrel Length: 18 inches

Overall Length: 36 inches

Weight: 5.5 pounds

MSRP: $346.97

The Rossi Rio Bravo .22 lever-action rifle has a magazine capacity of 15 rounds.
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