Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

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Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby berudd » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:23 pm

I will be getting a rifle for my son in the next year (he is currently 8) and noticed that Rossi has a youth combo that is .243 and .50 Cal ML. That would be the perfect combo but I am concerned about the accuracy of the .243. I see posts here and elsewhere when it seems to only be good for 3" groups at 50 yards. I just don't see that as acceptable. I would prefer the shooter be the limiting factor and since he can already shoot better than this, this would not be the case. I like the size and weight of the Rossi for him and you can't beat the price but if that is the best we can expect we will need to look elsewhere.

So, does anyone here have direct experience with this rifle that can comment on it's accuracy?

Thanks!

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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby Mac » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:26 pm

Welcome to the group bud,
I bought one 2 years ago and sold it this year.
Bought it on a splurge and didn't really need it.
It was the 7mm08 , accuracy WAS an issue!!!
Not terrible though. I still killed a deer cleanly.
I believe that it has to do with the gun being so short and light weight.
For a youth gun, I didn't expect it to kick like it did.
I wouldn't think the 243 would be as bad, just a guess.
All in all, you get what you pay for.
It's a gun, and it shoots and it doesn't cost much.
If you're like the rest of us and you have shallow pockets, I don't think that it's a bad gun to start out with.
He'll get older and you'll get more guns, so why not.
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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby berudd » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:46 pm

Thanks for the insight. That's too bad though. I guess it is too much to ask for a gun that is that inexpensive. The small single shot would fit him perfectly.

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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby danesdad » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:53 pm

How about the H & R handy rifles?
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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby PrairieShadow » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:15 pm

Get him a New england firearms rifle or the rossi. They may be just a touch more money than the Rossi but they are twice the gun. I havent met one yet that didnt shoot fairly well.
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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby berudd » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:48 pm

Well I thought about that as well but for just about the same extra money I can get him a bolt action. I saw a Stevens 200 (ie Savage 111) in 243 new in box for 265 at a local gun shop. Really kicking myself for not just going ahead and buying that.

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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby fasteddie » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:59 pm

I have 4 of the New England Firearms . They are shooters ( 223 , 25-06 , 50 cal Huntsman and the 12 ga Turkey gun ) . I love the single shots !
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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby GTOHunter » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:40 pm

I bought my Daughter a Rossi Youth Gun and have had good luck with it....I don't shot it a lot but I put a red-dot scope on it and have it sighted in from 50-100 yards.I can tell you that the 20 Gauge shot gun barrel will leave a good size bruise on your shoulder after shooting it a few times!With it having a shorter barrel it gives a pretty good kick with the 3" Turkey Loads! [8|] [:@] I also have the 22 LR barrel for the Rossi and was thinking about seeing if I could get a Muzzle Loader barrel for it but was affraid it would kick pretty bad? [&:]

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RE: Is the accuracy of Rossi rifles that bad?

Postby berudd » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:42 am

Yeah, as light as they are I would expect more kick. Another point in favor of the Savage.


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