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Rossi Matched Pair

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bigsplash1, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. bigsplash1

    bigsplash1 New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    How is the performance of the Rossi Matched Pair? .22/12ga. I am thinking of getting this as a first firearm. I want to learn marksmanship with the .22, and I want to use the 12ga. to prepare for hunting in the fall. Good idea? or go seperate?

  2. Selfdfenz

    Selfdfenz Participating Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Small-sky country, again
    I got my son a 22/410 MP about a year ago.
    While its a bit on the crude side for machining it works and the 22 is pretty accurate. The barrels switch out easily and its small.

    Based on my experience with only the one set I think it's a pretty fair "starter option" given the price.

  3. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    My brother owns a "Matched Triple". 20 gauge, .243, and .22lr. He bought it as a starter set for his kids, girls 12 and 10, and son, 8. They have all shot it on a regular basis and are remarkably proficient with the .22 and .243. They didn't hunt this year as a family, but will next deer season. He took his boy this past year, but I think he had a little too much 'wiggle' to get a deer this go-round.

    He has had nothing but praise for the combination from the standpoint that it is a good way to introduce the kids to a reliable (if not a little crude) longarm with enough versatility to train them in the proper manual of arms for both rifle and shotgun. It is certainly not the only firearm he owns, but it (along with the SKS) is the one the kids most want to shoot when the opportunty arises.

    For the pittance they cost relative to the enjoyment factor it's tough to beat.

  4. fslflint

    fslflint New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    my little brother has a set and its nice, I have an NEF and they feel better to handle and such. I would recomend the NEF matched set over the rossi, but the rossis are easier to find. either one is a nice starter gun.

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