Rossi Rifles?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by indyfan, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    I'm planning to purchase a coyote rifle here in a month or so. It's gonna be a .223 rem.

    I've narrowed it down to a Rossi break-open synthetic rifle or a Savage bolt action synthetic.

    I'd really like a break-open for the fact that it's unique but I've never bought anything from Rossi.

    Am I making a mistake if I go with the Rossi?

    thanks for the input
     
  2. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I've looked at the Rossi's and I really just dont like the feel of them. Have never shot nor no anyone personnally that has.

    The Savage however, I can attest to its accuracy. I own an Edge in .223 and it is an accurate gun. I do like that gun for being a budget gun.
     

  3. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    I bought a Rossi for 2 of my Grandsons. The fit and finish was terrible and the gun isn't very accurate. Although Savage aren't noted for their beauty they are way above Rossi and are known to be very accurate. The Savage is made in the U.S.A. the Rossi is made in Brazille. The barrels on the Rossi have to be fitted to a particular rifle thats how much 2 of the same model gun won't interchange barrels. Yuo can do a barrel swap on a Savage yourself. Consistant Quality. If you want unique, Rossi rifles are all unique to all other Rossi rifles, even the same model especially the Breach Breaks.
     
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  4. indyfan

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    Alright, well any suggestions for a break open .223? or something in a similar caliber?

    Anything that'll knock down a Yote at 100 yds
     
  5. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    If you insist on a break action single shot, buy a TC. Or look into a European import. Rossi doesn't impress me, H&R i once owned had a TERRIBLE trigger, NEF is their offspring, doubt it's improved much. Pony up another $100 or so and buy a decent rifle. Save money on the scope by going to a gun show and buying a used Leupold for $150. Good day.
     
  6. nwrednk

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    TC is a great option...

    For a break action .223! I have test fired one myself & liked it! As far as Rossi
    firearms go though, I have only used one. My fathers Rossi "overland" model
    12ga side by side shotgun purchased in 1981. It has exposed hammers & is a
    fine quality firearm. I "went the cheap route" back then & purchased a
    Brazilian "ERA" brand internal hammer (like model) with 28" bbls in mod & full
    choke that was clearly inferior to the Rossi, (although it has put many
    rabbits, hares & birds on my dinnertable)! We have not seen a Rossi shotgun
    like his @ a gunshow recently...but the &59.oo "ERA" like I have featured a
    "nib" quality one with an asking price of $700.00 @ the last gunshow early
    this month. The Rossi shotgun was also offered in a shorter barreled "coach-
    gun" version, & both models were popular with Hollywood prop departments!
     
  7. cpttango30

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    You are going to want at least a bolt action or your going to be missing a lot of shots.

    Many times you will get doubles (two yotes coming to one call) That single shot isn't going to do you no good other than maybe kill one then educate the other one. Get the Savage or get an AR-15 I have the RRA predator pursuit rifle they also have a lighter Coyote Rifle Rock River Arms: Coyote Rifle / Carbine

    Put a good 4.5-15x40mm scope on top and you have one great yote smoker.....
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    My buddy has a Rossi .308/20ga combo. Accuracy is fine to 200 yards for hunting, it is not a bench rifle by any stretch, he uses it in the woods for Whitetail. I agree w/ Tango on a bolt gun or AR. For the price, a Savage or Stevens will work great. .223 is a great yote round, but I also take my .308 Howa out on occasion w/ 125gr ammo. Gives me longer shot capability and I can hunt larger game if I desire. Make sure that the twist is at least 1:9 in a .223. 1:12 really limits the bullet selection you can use.
     
  9. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    .308? Don't you think thats a little too powerful? Especially if you wanna keep the hides
     
  10. cpttango30

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    NOPE.....

    I know guys who take 458 Lotts our ground hog and coyote hunting.
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had an NEF 1n 223 and the trigger was not bad. It was a very rugged gun. Accuracy was fair but not MOA. I would like to have one in 357. My son still has an HR in 33-30/20 guage and I had to have the trigger worked over when I got it for him as it was really bad. Quality on Rossi has been hit or miss and I have seen several reports of rifle barrels wearing out under 1k rnds. Now that Taurus has taken them over, things might improve but I have not had that great an experience with Taurus either. The current reports on Taurus have been favorable but once you have been burned it is hard to go back. I was burned on 2 out of 4.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    Not at all. That is the beauty part of reloading. .308 is a great Coyote round. It costs a little more in the powder dept, but it can really simplify things when there is a breeze blowing. If I want the hides a Barnes 53gr or Sierra 63gr in .223 is my choice, they make little holes in and out. The .308 is the same w/ a heavier wind bucking bullet. I have a 1000 165gr Prvi SPBT bullets I bought this past year. I use them on Whitetail and they work very well on Coyotes also. I'll even take out my M41b 6.5x55, M1600 6.5x55, Savage110 7MM Rem Mag just to get trigger time w/ them. In the dense woods, a .44-40 lever gun is fun.
     
  13. dteed4094

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    Savage Axis is $299 if you buy from the right dealer, 22/250 is a great yote caliber but ammo is a little more costly for the significantly better ballistics. The gun has no sights so a scope is necessary.
     
  14. Rex in OTZ

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    .243 Rossi

    took a couple caribou with a .243barreld Rossi, was good built, did the job and made it back home with all the parts where there supposed to be, Rossi sells them as multi barreled kits too, gun shop had two pairs and one trio set, Paird one was a .22lr and 20 gage, the other was a .243 and .12gagae, the last was a trio barrel kit with .17HMR, 20gage and .308.
    Fore what you pay and get it anit all that bad, just cant get past that sway back look they have.
    If your doing allot of shooting buy quality, if 3-7 times a year get a Rossi
    Anybody think the Rossi Circuit Judge is just bad ass looking?
     

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  15. nwrednk

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    The only bad thing I...

    Might say about the 1981 Rossi shotgun Pop has is that it has a very skinny
    butt! And if not held properly, will give you a heck of a bruise when you use
    3" mag shells! :eek:
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    That is not a rossi that is a Taurus there dude.
     
  17. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    Rossi Makes one too Rossi USA
     
  18. nwrednk

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    Btw, a note of warning...

    About an old Rossi shotgun! They have a very "skinny/small butt" that will
    inflict an impressive bruise if you don't shoulder it properly! (I like women
    with skinny butts)...But, not my firearms!:D