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.
I've not seen too many complaints about the Rossi, but NEF/H&R break open rifles have always been a crapshoot,
according to some.
Fortunately, my NEF heavy bbl 223 is a keeper. It shoots my reloads, milsurp ammo and remanufactured Ultramax ammo, very well. The tightest bench groups I've ever shot with it, were when I was using Ultramax 55gr FMJ.
Have also thumped quite a few 'chucks with it and that ammo, some out to about 250 yards. But only with a safe backstop to avoid ricochets.
I got the NEF and a 223 barrel.
Not good for the heavy bullets but under 55 grains itll lay the ghogs out and I love it
Buddy has the rossi , he is happy with it , I can't warm up to it tho , but as I said , HE is happy.