Rossi single-shot .223

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Rossi single-shot .223

Postby ml1209 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:05 pm

Found one at the pawn shop for $129 and I thought, why not. It looks like this, with a picatinny rail on top. Would you have bought it? What uses would you have for such a rifle?

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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby pbwalker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:23 pm

ml1209 wrote:What uses would you have for such a rifle?

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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby Zombified » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:51 pm

They shoot fine until they get hot. I used the one I had to teach my son how to shoot a rifle that was not 22lr. After 2 or 3 shots the accuracy went way down.

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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby Weg » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:31 pm

I've got a couple H&R single shots and love them, unfortunately they quit making them, the accuracy issue that was previously noted is my experience also. I have found that if you support them under the receiver only, never letting the forearm touch anything, a lot of stringing when hot is alleviated. I know the Rossi is a different rifle, but i'm sure the issues are the same. There are a few good You tube videos on how to do trigger jobs, I have done them on all my guns, and it helps a lot in the accuracy department. Expect 2" five shot groups at 100 yards, if you get better results, you have a better one in my experience. You got it for a good price, for what you paid, you will like it I think.

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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby puma guy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:44 pm

It's interesting the accuracy degrades on both the Rossi and H&R rifles after they heat up. It could be the face of the breech pushing off the receiver as heat expansion takes place. Another possibility is the barrel contact with the for-end as it heats up. :headscratch Maybe loosening the for-end screw would help. I wonder if it is a problem with center fire double rifles or other break-over center fires.
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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby ninjabread » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:34 pm

ml1209 wrote:Found one at the pawn shop for $129 and I thought, why not. It looks like this, with a picatinny rail on top. Would you have bought it? What uses would you have for such a rifle?

Not much use to me considering the historic low prices for AR15 pattern rifles this year. For someone on a very tight budget, it would probably do the job on a lone fox or coyote sniffing around the chicken coop.
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Re: Rossi single-shot .223

Postby WTR » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 pm

I would go over to the greybeard site. They ate H R/Rossi gurus. They can tell you what it is worth and how to accurize it.

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