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I have seen some the Rossi single shots in 223, 243, 44 and others but for $250 is that worth getting a single shot rifle?

Very nice rifles but for the cost wouldn't it be better to get a multi shot rifle for not a lot more?

What are your thoughts on them?
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Advantage is ruggedness, accuracy and ease of maintenance. My favorite centerfire rifle is a single shot. My vote is yes.
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I carried a H&R single shot one year when hunting in some rugged mountain terrain and the light weight and short length was nice. Bagged the deer with one shot too.
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250 dollars seems a bit high for a single shot. If it was 150 thats another story. But a single shot is a good thing to have in ones inventory
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The $250 ones are the tri barrel ones. Most of them are .22, shotgun gauge,and centerfire.
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I will keep my eye out for a deal. Looking online more the sets of three retail at $450 so that is out of my price range. The prices seem to vary a lot depending on where you buy.

If I can get the set of 3 barrels that would give me a few diff uses out of the same rifle.

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Look at Rossi's web site. They have lots of options on barrels. You can even get a combo with a black power barrel. They have a new handgun that shoots .45LC/.410 and a .22 barrel.
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Unless its a Tri-barrel option, do the NEF or HnR. Spare barrels for 12ga, 223, 308, etc.
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Just bought my son the Trifecta in .243, .22lr, 20ga. Its a good "only 1 gun" option.
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i noticed 2 at a pawn shop. .22 and 12ga barrels for $140.
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Unless its a Tri-barrel option, do the NEF or HnR. Spare barrels for 12ga, 223, 308, etc.
Handi-rifle has quit making some barrels with iron sights.

I kind of want a backup that will shoot .223, Rossi has options there with irons, Handi doesn't anymore.

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Handi-rifle has quit making some barrels with iron sights.

I kind of want a backup that will shoot .223, Rossi has options there with irons, Handi doesn't anymore.

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I just visited H&R website, went to barrel accessory program, and the following barrels are offered with iron sights, and are drilled and tapped for scope mounts:
22 Hornet
223 Remington
30-30
35 Whelen
45-70
500 S&W
All are $96 each. They have to fit them to your existing reciever.
I have a Rossi in 30-06, which I scoped. I also have NEF (H&R ) Handi Rifles in 22 Hornet (scoped) and 45-70 Government (irons).
That plus NEF shotguns in 12, 20, and 410.
The Rossi is OK, but I prefer the NEF/H&R.
http://www.hr1871.com/Support/accessoryProgram.asp
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Quik question for the Handi Rifles. After I send my frame in and they test the barrel on it, I can swap the barrels out at anytime right?
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I picked up the Rossi .223 Heavy Barrel with scope and case on close out at D!CK's over a year ago for $125. It shoots very well but is picky about ammo. The best seems to be 62 gr Wolf.
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I am looking to buy the Rossi Wizard in .223 to serve as a rock solid back up to my AR15. I can then add a barrel in 30-06, 22lr and 12 gauge to back up my other firearms.

The gun will cost $250, and barrels around $150 each. So for $700 I can have a rock solid back up for 4 of my stockpiled calibers. A Taurus 905 9mm revolver is my rock solid back up in 9mm.

Seems like a great deal to me.
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I just visited H&R website, went to barrel accessory program, and the following barrels are offered with iron sights, and are drilled and tapped for scope mounts:
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223 Remington...
Wow, you're right.
It had disappeared last time I checked. I swear, really, no kidding.
They also show a youth model w/polymer stock with .223 iron sight new, that didn't seem to have been there last I checked.

Oddly, to me, their "Survivor" model only has scope base. "Survivor" to me means backup irons, always.

Long story, but partial reason I bought a used .30-30 Handi was to also get a .223 barrel for it. Turned out they wouldn't/couldn't do it on mine, which is apparently why they say "most SB-2 frames 2000 or newer."

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Walmart has them in 22/410 for 130. Im looking at anouther one. Just sold a 243/22/20. My sons deer gun is a 223/20ga combo. It shoots decent.picky on what ammo you shoot.
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Quik question for the Handi Rifles. After I send my frame in and they test the barrel on it, I can swap the barrels out at anytime right?
Absolutely. Barrels can be switched by removing the forearm (one screw) swap barrels, replace forearm. Total time, about 30 seconds.
The reason they require you to send in the reciever (and forearm) is so they can headspace and proof it. Also, I'm asuming that there's a legal angle as well, to make sure a customer is not putting a rifle barrel on a shotgun receiver - there's a different level of metalurgy required for the chamber pressure of shotguns versus rifles.
You can go the other way - shotgun barrel on rifle receiver with no problem.
At one time Rossi did not offer additional barrels, perhaps they do now, I don't really know.
I like Handi Rifles and NEF/H&R single shot shotguns. They are built to last, you can pass them down to your grandkids.
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I'd pass on the Rossi. I have heard more than one complaint locally and many more online. One person I know had the gun's action open up all by itself when you fired the .243 barrel. Not a comforting feeling.

As said before on this thread, the H&R is a better gun.

Two things against these types of guns. When shooting powerful rounds like the 20 or 12 gauge shotgun or .30 cal centerfire rounds, they kick like a mule. No fun to shoot.

Another big one, if you want to hunt squirrels or shoot moving targets like pheasants or ducks, it's alot harder to point the gun without a vented rib. Yes, you can even miss a squirrel sitting on a branch with those.

I'd buy one good gun at a time, instead of this package. If you only shoot a few times a year, then go for it. If you shoot often, better off getting a repeat shot 22lr for practice. A pump action shotgun with vented rib for trap, skeet, birdhunting, or small game. A a bolt or lever action hunting rifle for big game.

If you watch the ads closely, expecially close to hunting season. You can get a new 12 gauge pump shotgun, a semi-auto or bolt action 22lr, and a .30-30 lever action rifle for about $600-700 dollars. A remington 870 or mossberg 500 shotgun can do anything that combo can do for $300 or less when on sale.
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no dice on some rossi.seen it
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