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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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is this a good gun?

i'm thinking of buying a .223 full size rossi single shot rifle and I was wondering if this is a good gun.
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Re: is this a good gun?

I guess it would depend on how much you pay for it.I have seen a few Rossi rifles and they all seemed to shoot pretty good groups.
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Re: is this a good gun?

All the ones i have seen are around $200
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Re: is this a good gun?

GREAT GUN FOR WHAT YOU GET, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU BUY FOR $200. I HAVE HAD THREE AND THEY ALL SHOT LESS THAN AN INCH, FOR $200 ITS A GREAT GUN.
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Re: is this a good gun?

Can't you get a Stevens bolt action for just a little more than $200?

I would think that its a way better gun than a rossi.

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Re: is this a good gun?

Marlin 925R Bolt Action .22LR. this is a repeater with a clip, good trigger, and they are super accurate.

Prices are between $180 - 190 at most places. Dunhams and Dick's have sales on them all the time.
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Re: is this a good gun?

Yeah, but the OP was asking about a .223 in a Rossi single shot?



Know several folks that got Rossi combo guns for their kids over the past few years and all seem happy with them, especially the kids.

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Re: is this a good gun?

It's not really a good gun, but I suppose it gets the job done.
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sorry denny, my eyes missed the '3'.
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Re: is this a good gun?

"Good". Pretty tough word to define.

When I say the word "Good Condition" I mean to imply above average.

If I were to apply the term "above average" to a Rossi single shot then I would be lying to you. A Rossi single shot is definitely not above average. As a matter of fact it pretty well is below average. So the best rating I could give a Rossi would be "adequate". Meaning a tool that will get the job done. But definitely not nominal.

I have had experience with two Rossi's in 223. And one H&R in 223. Accuracy in the H&R was miserable. Accuracy in the Rossi's were at best acceptable for a truck gun. Rifles definitley did not shoot 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards. More like 2"+. But the H&R was considerably worse.

IMO the H&R was worse because it had an incredible amount of freebore. I don't know why, but it did. Maybe they are trying to make them to work well with surplus ammo. I don't know. But it was bad.

If $200 is all you have. And it is buy a Rossi or not hunt, then I would buy the Rossi in a heartbeat. But that would be the only way. There ae too many considerably better rifles you can buy for just a little bit more money.

Keep your eye open for a good used rifle. Tom.
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