What is it with the 243's. I was looking thru all the old post and a lot of people are having trouble getting them to shoot good. I had a Rossi 243 with bull barrel and it would not shoot better than 6 inches at 100yds. Had 3 or 4 cases blow in half that is when i sent It back to Rossi. When I got it back it looked like a different barrel as far as I could tell but It still didn't shoot worth a hoot. I took it to my gunsmith and we put a Field Headspace gauge it it and it closed and fired. We put a no-go headspace gauge in it and it closed and fired. We put a **** no don't go headspace in it and it closed and fired. We put a Dummy 270 Win cartridge in it and it almost closed. For all of you with accuracy problems with the 243 that is what I would check. Unfortunatly I don't have a fix other than trade it. Bad part about trading it is some kid may get it and get turned off to hunting because he or she can't hit anything. Or worse they may get hurt. I would like to see Rossi Recall the 243's but I don't look for that to happen. Like I said I sent mine back to them and they didn't fix it. Please post If you check yours and that is the problem maybe Rossi will do something then.