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Question by willkillsdeer. Uploaded on August 06, 2009
Rossi firearms are about as cheap as they come and haviving been around people that have owned them I would not shoot one on a bet.
I have a .22 and it's awful. I just use it to shoot trapped animals as point blank range.
I agree w/ya willkillsdeer, they look cheap and awful. Passed on one, and got a NEF youth gun for my daughter, based on a relatives good experience w/them. Very pleased w/the gun, cost a little more than a Rossi, but it looks and shoots excellent.
They are cheap like you said. Being cheap is OK, but Rossi guns are built cheap too. I have a 223 Rossi. It isn't very accurate, but it is good onough for plinking. If I were you, I would go with a New Ingland Firearms or Harington & Richardson gun. They are the same size as Rossi guns and cost only a little more. We have on in 7.62x39mm and it is very accurate. I like them because they are stronger and more accurate. But I usually like to spend more money and get a better product versus spending a little money and getting a piece of crap. But that's just me........
they are ok as a starter gun for a kid if you dont want to spend alot just in case you dont think the kid will keep intrest in shooting but their are way more qaulity rifle's out thier for about the same money like the marlin XL line or the stevens modell 200 made by savage i got my wife a rossie 243 combo it shoots well at 100 yards but quality just isnt their and she has moved up to a marlin 270 and loves it way better now the rosi stays in the safe she only keeps it because it was her frist gun also the rossie want group worth a crap at 250 yard at all but i have a friend that loves his but i will never wast the money on them again
POS and always will be.
A buddy of mine bought one in .243 for his son. The gun was not properly head spaced and would snap on two out of three rounds. Company said it was fine and wouldn't replace or rebarrel it. It would almost close on my no go gauge. I neck expanded some new .243 brass to .257 and then resized one in increments until the action would close on it. Set the dies and finished sizing the lot of them with a false shoulder. We then fire formed them to fit the long chamber. I will say the little rifle did group better than I expected. It is still a hunk of Brazilian refuse though...
I've got a Rossi .243 that a guy gave me for doing some work for him. I have killed one deer with it and not had any problem shooting it. I've shot it maybe 35-50 times and it seems to be ok. I will let my kids shoot it if they hunt with me but I usually take my Rem. 700 when I gun hunt. Not going to be doing much of that this year though. Going to take my bow when I can afford the gas to go.
I've had two Rossi rifles in my life. Both lever actions and had mixed results. The 357 would shoot o.k. only and the 44 Mag. couldn't hit a bull in the ass at four feet. The internals look very close to a Winchester Model 92 which was a tremendous rifle.
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