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Old 10-11-2009, 02:06 PM
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I just purchased the Rossi Trifecta for my 14 year old. Anyone have experience with this firearm? Would love to read comments before we take it out to the farm this coming weekend.

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Would love to read comments before we take it out to the farm this coming weekend.
and i would love to read a review from ya...........
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Heard the 243 barrel isn't a shooter.

Looked tempting to me at 1st, but ended up just getting the 870 and the 336 marlin.
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Heard the 243 barrel isn't a shooter.
The one we purchased came with .22LR, 20ga, and 7mm-08 barrels.

We're heading to the Farm tomorrow so I'll let ya'll know how they work out.

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:58 PM
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and i would love to read a review from ya...........
Okay, Here is the unofficial review....

The firearm appears to be a hit with the boys. It's sized for youth, so it fits them all really well. Even the wife had a go and she said it had a good feel as well.

Changing out barrels is a breeze. It only takes a minute or less to go from one to the other.

The .22LR was the most popular with everyone. We easily went through a box of shells with everyone having plenty of shots. My 14 year old was hitting targets with ease at 20 yards. That's with open sights.

I shoot a 7mag and the .7mm-08 had more kick than we expected, but it also was accurate with open sights. We plan on putting a medium sized scope on later. This barrel includes a scope mount base that appears to accept any standard Weaver-style rings.

We didn't shoot the 20 gauge, but I suspect it will have a good outing when we do take it out, just as the other two barrels did.

The only downfall to the Trifecta is that each barrel is single-shot and must be reloaded after each shot. However, ejecting spent shells and reloading the firearm is easy.

In short, the 14 year old is pretty darn happy. I think it's a pretty good deal for $249.

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I think it's a pretty good deal for $249.

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so do i and thanks for the review.........
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Sounds nice..too bad ya couldn't have a 30-06 instead of 7mm barrel. Then it would really rock!
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One of my uncles gave one to his son for his first gun a little while ago and both have loved it. I got to shoot it a couple weeks ago and agree that it is real solid gun. I believe theirs is in 22lr/20ga/ and .243 win. I love all the versatility and options it gives. I think in a survival situation it would be a great gun to have also. While being a single shot, it wouldn't make a great defensive weapon, but for putting food on the table I'm sure it would be great.
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I have one. Wasn't impressed with the accuracy of the .243 barrel. Ended up selling it to a friend who bought the .22/.410 combo and it fits on his, so now mine is just a .22/.410 combo. My 8 year old son loves it and I use the .410 for grouse occasionally. My only complaint is the fiber optic sights on the .22 barrel are super cheap and have already broken so now I am looking for a way to replace them with iron sights. All in all though, a great little survival gun that fits easily in a backpack / BOB.
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"All in all though, a great little survival gun that fits easily in a backpack / BOB."

You're right, and I hadn't thought of it that way. It does break down in to a very compact item that is easily stowed for transport.

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"All in all though, a great little survival gun that fits easily in a backpack / BOB."

You're right, and I hadn't thought of it that way. It does break down in to a very compact item that is easily stowed for transport.
That was first in my mind when I bought my take down .270.

So have you got any good pics of your set?
I know what it looks like, but real pics of peoples rifles are just so damned cool.
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For about $180, you get three guns that fit in a backpack or BOB. No way you can go wrong. I have not had the opportunity to shoot the .243 barrel yet, hope it is better than what you all say.
The gun is perfect for kids or survival type application. For a little more power on the 22 I opted for the 22 mag barrel. the 20 guage will bring down just about everything excepting geese and is excellent for rabbits.
This Christmas both my boys are getting the Trifecta, then they will stop wanting to shoot mine!
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Another cool feature is the butt-stock is hollow and can be filled with survival gear and extra ammo. All you need is a Leatherman tool or something to remove two phillips screws to open it up.
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I dont think 30.06 would be very practible in a youth sing shot rifle. I sure wouldnt want to shoot it.
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I dont think 30.06 would be very practible in a youth sing shot rifle. I sure wouldnt want to shoot it.
Why not?
I shoot a .270Win single shot that weighs less than 6lbs and it's manageable for me.
It wouldn't be too good to use as a youth rifle with full power loads, but theres always low recoil loads that can be used with the young'uns and then you can still hunt large game with full power loads.
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After a few years and many trips to the farm, here it is.

Remember, all barrels are interchangable. That's a plus and a minus.

Plus is you can change barrels, minus is you have to change barrels.

The .22 is good for younguns as it's only a single shot. Thinking safetyfor all concerned here. Accuracy 25-30 yards with the open site is pretty good too. The kids can "plink" all day with easy supervision.

20ga is pretty much not worth the effort. You have to reload after every shot and that is no fun. Forget about doubles on the clays.

7.08 is good at 50 yards open sight, but kicks like a wild-mule. Even I dont like that caliber in that small of a rifle. The boys, ages 16, 13 and 11, sure as heck don't!

I've since got the eldest boy a refurb Russian Tula SKS that is a good shooter and easy to maintain as well. Most likely will get him a 30.06 of his own his next birthday.

Good reliable firearm for the money overall (versitile, yet limited) but I would have been better off with just getting a .22LR and progressed from there. Son #2 has a B-day not far off and that .22 might be on his list, or maybe a Mosin Nagent. Hmmm?

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Finally had a chance to make a video review of the Rossi Trifecta.

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That didn't work so well.

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I bought the .22/.243/20ga youth version for my daughter when she was 10. She can eat the center of a target with the .22 barrel. Due to the lack of mass and weight the .243 actually has too much recoil for her, or it did when she first fired it and now she flinches something fierce. I thought putting the came scope on both rifle barrels would be great practice, but she psyched herself out when it comes to the .243. This led her to claim my Marlin 1894 in .45Colt as her deer rifle. The 20ga isn't bad with low brass , but is voilent with slugs, I haven't tried it with buckshot. It now serves mainly as a .22, and survival rifle.
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Works out here and gets a few deer a year? IDK what you got but ours works and works well.
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