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I was wondering if anyone has shot and/or handled the new Rossi Wizard? I am looking at it as a cheaper option to the TC Encore.

My use for it would be a nice survival gun in that I can carry .22lr, .223 and a shot gun gauge that will all fire out of the same base. I am sure there are many other uses as well. I have also considered getting a 30-06 barrel for it as well as I have several hundred rounds of it stock piled.
 

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If you need a survival gun in 3 calibers, you are likely better off with 3 guns. If you truly need to survive, you'll likely only carry what you really need and nothing more.

Maybe you'd be better served with Savage 22/20 ga o/u.

I have no experience with the "wizard", but in my opinion it has several strikes against it. First, its called the "WIZARD". Second, its made by ROSSI. Thirdly the stock doesn't look to me like it was made to last. It looks like it might be susceptable to cracking in the wrist area and it also looks to have alot of drop that might make it a kicker.

I would look elsewhere. But you could always buy it and if you decide that you don't like it later, you can get what you really wanted in the first place. I'm sure it will have excellant resale value.
 

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My boy had one in .243 and i will say that it was accurate and never had a lick of trouble with the gun! Shells came out easily and was an overall good gun!
 

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I bought my daughter the matched set 20 ga,22, 243 about 2 years ago. It is the blued with the black stock. We never changed barrels but what I can tell you is that the 243 performed well. I'm guessing there is between 80-100 shells down the tube with no malfunctions. I'm not saying the gun is great but it has served it's purpose as a youth model well.
 
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