First Look: Rossi Rio Bravo Lever-Action .22 Rifle

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Stocked in German beechwood, the Rossi Rio Bravo lever-action rifle offer rimfire fans a class way to pitch .22 LR downrange.

How The Rossi Rio Bravo Measures Up:

  • Outfitted with 18-inch barrel
  • Weighs in at a manageable 5.5 pounds
  • Boasts 15-round tubular magazine
  • Comes with factory-installed sling swivels

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Lever-action rifle and .22 LR—a match made in heaven. If you’re honest with yourself the combination and a mountain of plinkable targets might make for nearly the perfect lazy summer afternoon. Rossi arms you up for just such enjoyment with the newest addition to its already healthy lever-action rimfire rifle collection.

Dubbed the Rio Bravo, the 18-inch barreled lever-action rifle is a classy-looking iron, thanks to its German beechwood stock. And it is set up for nearly any task you could ask of a quick-firing rimfire, from pest control to small-game hunting and, of course, drilling bullseyes. It should prove a fast on the target as well, boasting a semi-buckhorn rear sight, which is perhaps only second to a ghost ring in expedients and accurate target transition.

Other notables on the rifle include 15-round tubular magazine, cross-bolt safety and very manageable weight—5.5 pounds. It looks to be a solid iron for youth and those just cutting their teeth on shooting sports, as well as seasoned rimfire aficionados. Plus, it’s priced to move with an MSRP of $347.

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Bainbridge, GA – Rossi®, manufacturer of specialty rimfire rifles, break-action shotguns, and straight-wall cartridge lever-action and revolver rifles, introduces a new .22 LR long gun called the Rio Bravo.

The Rossi Rio Bravo is based on the company’s popular line of R92 lever-action firearms. Featuring a rich German beechwood or rugged black polymer forearm and stock with polished black metal finish, the Rio Bravo brings the traditional rifle experience to the rimfire category.


The hammer-fired rifle is built with a smooth sliding lever action and incorporates a cross-bolt safety system. Up to 15 rounds of .22 LR can be fed into the magazine tube to deliver extended firing sessions between reloading. The Rio Bravo utilizes traditional buckhorn sights on the wood model while the synthetic model will have fiber optic sights and the rear sight can be adjusted for precise zero. For easy carrying in the field, the rifle includes a barrel band sling stud mounted ahead of the front sight and a rear sling stud in the stock.

The Rio Bravo is well-suited for small-game hunting, adventurous target shooting, around-the-farm pest control, and can be used for youth training.

Rio Bravo Specs:
Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 15 rounds
Finish: polished black
Furniture: German beechwood or black synthetic
Action: lever
Safety: cross-bolt
Barrel Length: 18 in.
Overall Length: 36 in.
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

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