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Rossi Circuit Judge?

Does anybody know if it would be legal to hunt small game in pa with one of these guns?I know it's legal to hunt with the judge but that's obviously a hand gun not a long gun!I just read an article about them and they do come with an orange plug that fills in 2 cylinders.Thanks for the help

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They aren't meant for hunting, they are novelties. You are more likely to would something with it than kill it, if you hit it at all. If you want a gun to hunt with, you would be better off getting a good revolver or shotgun.




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I don't own one but had thought about buying one but i'll just stick to the 12 gauge and 22,The article does say that the circuit judge has 2 chokes that come with it but none have any kind of constriction maybe they'll have some chokes that actual constrict the shot in the future.

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They were not made for a hunting gun. They are stinko for accuracy for the.45 because the while barrel is not fully rifled and they are stinko as a shotgun because it is a cylinder gun that uses an already anemic cartridge and then it loses pressure where the cylinder meets the barrel. A different choke won't make it any better. You can't put a shine on poop.




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thanks for the honest input john

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I cant imagine how bad they would ring your ears...WOW...
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Skookhunter,
Now let me add the truth about this Circut Judge weapon,
which we do own. We have a Stainless Steel model, that was purchased for home security. However the .45 LC with the Mini Busnell Red Dot scope, makes the weapon accurate to about 100 yards, depending on the ammo used, further it can bring down anything in this country. The .410 is accurate with in 25 yards. I do not use the gun for hunting, it is my wifes home security weapon, we have much better weapons for
hunting wild game. The Circut Judge can be used either single or double action, operates smoothly so the girls have no problem cocking the weapon to fire it, the weapon is a great home security gun. Used for its intended purpose the
Circut Judge is an impressive little weapon. As for it being a legal weapon to hunt with, I do not know, because I have not measured the BBl length.
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What I told him is the truth, the gun wasn't made for hunting and is sorely lacking as a hunting arm. As home security it is probably pretty good, however the OPs question was regarding hunting.




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Re: Rossi Circuit Judge?

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They were not made for a hunting gun. They are stinko for accuracy for the.45 because the while barrel is not fully rifled and they are stinko as a shotgun because it is a cylinder gun that uses an already anemic cartridge and then it loses pressure where the cylinder meets the barrel. A different choke won't make it any better. You can't put a shine on poop.
are we to assume that the .410 is an "anemic cartridge"? really?
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I think he's just saying that revolvers don't exactly lend themselves to shot shells. I can't imagine theres a heck of a lot of back pressure. But hey, if you want to hunt with it, 25 yds ain't nothing to brag about but it'll get the job done. I've shouldered the gun at some shows and its nice and tight and comfortable, perfect for rabbit hunting in close quarters I imagine.

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