Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Florida
Re: Rossi Single shot Rifles ?
I own several NEF/HR single shots and found a great deal on a matched pair from Rossi (22/410) when WallyWorld was having a sale. It is blue with wood. I ordered the hammer extension and scope base for it to mount a 4x scope. I have mixed feelings about the Rossi.
The quality of the finish on both the metal and wood is mediocre at best but for a pair that cost just over $100 plus tax, I'm not bothered. However when looking from the "iron" sights (the rear sight is made of hard plastic) you can see the front sight was welded on incorrectly. instead of the sight being lined up at 12 oclock it was canted to the right lining up at 1 oclock. This in my opinion is inexcusable Quality Control.
After placing the scope on the 22 barrel we were able to get 3/4 " groups at 50 yds. which is about the limit my son shoots anyway. The 410 barrel throws a beautiful tight pattern out to 25 yds with Wnchstr #6 2 1/2" shells.
I just went to the SHOT show in Orlando a week ago and went by the Rossi exhibit. To my dismay I found three more 22 single shot barrels, mounted on the actions that had their front sights canted to the right. I am totally disappointed in the QC at Rossi. I can't believe they would bring that kind of example to the largest show in the US, maybe the world.
They have the ability to make a very good cost effective firearm. They really should seize the moment and "clean house" on their assembly line.
I'm just tryin' to keep everything in balance, Woodrow. You do more work than you got to, so it's my obligation to do less. (Gus McCrae)