December 11, 2006 at 2:28pm
Well I got my son's Rossi .243 youth model back this past Friday from repair to Rossi. Accademy gave me a box of bullets for my troubles. Rossi sent me a letter back saying that they found nothing wrong with the accuracy of the gun. They also sent me a target which they shot 6 times. Target had one hole at 3 inchs high and 2 inches to the left. Then it states on the target that the scope was adjusted and there were 5 more holes dead in the bulls eye. At the bottom of the target it says 25 yards. WELL THAT IS JUST WONDERFUL, ROSSI!!!!! IT GROUPS AT 25 YARDS, IF YOU WOULD READ MY LETTER CORRECTLY YOU WILL SEE I STATED IT WON'T GROUP AT 100 YARDS. I took the gun to the range yesterday and shot it. Sure enough, the group was about 8 inches at 100 yards with 5 shots, 6 inches at 50 yards 5 shots. Total unacceptable!!
For those of you sending feed back on what to try next, please read what I have tried already.
4 differnet kinds of bullets.
1. Winchester Super X 80 grain
2. Remington core lock 100 grain
3. Federal Premium balstic tip 100 grain
4. Winchester Suprme balstic tip 100 grain
I have tried a differet scope, so that is two scopes that have been on the gun.
I have tried different rings. I now have the Leupold rings on the gun.
I have removed the base and secured it with lock tight.
I have shot it and cleaned the barrel after every two or three shots.
I have tried tightning the fore stock, I have tried losing the fore stock, I have even tried shooting it with out the form stock on it period. I can't see any reason why the stock should be floating or on it tight on a crack barrel gun, but I tried it anyway.
I give up!!!
Rossi youth model for sale, make offer.
Also let me add that 3 other guys I hunt with are haviung the same problem. We sent 3 of the 4 guns back to Rossi. One gun the barrel was replaced. We still don't know how it shoots yet, and the other gun I am not sure what Rossi did to it.
For those of you saying your Rossi shoots great I am happy for you. Good luck with the gun. I hope your son/daughter uses it well for years to come and I hope they can hand it down to there children. I'll get plenty use out of mine with the barrel stuck in the ground at the camp for a horse shoe pole.