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Author Topic: Rossi youth 223  (Read 3302 times)

Offline CSA

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Rossi youth 223
« on: September 17, 2009, 10:27:06 AM »
Has anybody used the 223 Rossi before. I am thinking of getting my little girl one for her first big girl rifle. I am not worried about the caliber (many do not like it) I just want to know about how it shoots. This year she is getting a 22 hornet for her first gun.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 11:03:13 AM »
my wife uses the rossi youth model in the .243, she loves it, good little gun for the money, haven't had any problems, and shoots good, I just got her the H&R Handi-Rifle in 7mm-08, just because I couldn't pass up the deal. I also have another H&R Handi-Rifle with the .22 hornet, .223 and 30/30 barrels, just something to consider, I think the H&R has a little more quallity than the rossi. That is just my .02.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 11:06:15 AM »
I have never shot a rossi centerfire I have  shot the rimfire 22s and 22 magnum and always had great luck with them and liked them.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 02:02:43 PM »
We have a Rossi .243 we have passed around for years amongst friends and family depending on who had a kid at the right age and it has held up well.

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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 02:48:50 PM »
I have a Rossi 22- 410 combo that shoots like a dream-- I can only assume that the centerfires are as good or better-- I like the 22 hornet choice it's one of my pet calibers. @--0--0101
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 03:42:56 PM »
My son who is 11 has a HR .243 single shot. We looked at the 223 but I went with something a little bigger since he was going on a pig hunt. Next year when Devin is old enough to rifle hunt he'll use that gun. He can shoot it all day and he never complains about the recoil. And wow is it one straight shooting gun! Then again he is also 100 pounds so he is a bigger kid

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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 10:10:30 PM »
The .223 is a fast flat shooting round that I really like, they are also a good hunting round in a hollow point, and of course shot placement is always critical with the smaller caliber rounds. However or a youngster the low to not noticable recoil will allow them to shoot more often and enjoy the shooting experience without having there arm ripped off by some of the he-man guns out there. I think it's a good choice for you.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 07:28:47 AM »
I had a RUGER 7mm in a youth model that was in with some other guns I recently bought. I would guess this thing isnt but about 36 inches.    Seems a bit overkill for a youth gun.    I suspect it will kick pretty good.    Hoping to sell it at the gun show this weekend.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 08:27:31 AM »
I got CamoGirl a Rossi combo for her first gun... she loved the .22 but the 20 ga kicked like a mule... bruised my shoulder even... should have at least bought her the one with a wood stock instead of the plastic one...oops.

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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 08:57:36 AM »
Has anybody used the 223 Rossi before. I am thinking of getting my little girl one for her first big girl rifle. I am not worried about the caliber (many do not like it) I just want to know about how it shoots. This year she is getting a 22 hornet for her first gun.
not sure if youre a member of the pensacolafishingforum.com  but someone is selling that exact gun for $150 with 20ga barrel to go with it for free.  i saw the pics and it looks brand new.  check it out in the hunting for sale section
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 09:27:49 AM »
I have the HR and New England youth models in 243 with 20 and 12 ga. barrels as well. They have been passed around frequently and both have held up well.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 09:46:19 AM »
ScullsMcnasty, that was why I was wondering what people thought about, I saw the and was really contemplating on getting it.
Thanks for the info everybody, I appreciate all the input.
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 06:44:50 AM »
I have the Rossi matched pair in .22 and 410. Both my kids have learned to shoot with this gun. It has performed flawlessly. As far as the .223 you might want to go up to a .243. Better bullet selection available, hardly any recoil , very flat shooting. The .223 seems light for deer. Just my opinion. H&R makes great single shot rifles. I have 3 of their shotguns and love them especially for the price ;D
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Re: Rossi youth 223
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2009, 01:21:10 PM »
My son has a Rossi 223 and has killed 10 plus deer with it . It is deadly accurate and in 4 years Ive only had to adjust the scope once . Awesome gun
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