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Old June 1, 2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Rossi Rio Grande 410 - Any Good?

Hello, all. Just curious: does anyone own one of these? Are they as troublesome to load as I've been told? Is it smooth bore?
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Old June 1, 2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Rossi Rio Grande 410 - Any Good?
Good for what?
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Old June 1, 2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Good for what?
Good for shooting 410 I'd surmise from the question.
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Old June 1, 2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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Good for shooting 410 I'd surmise from the question.
Shooting a .410 at what?
As a repeater, it's slower than anything but a bolt action or single shot.
For HD, there are better/cheaper choices.
It's totally inappropriate for wing shooting.
Its short barrel and fixed choke restrict its use as a multipurpose gun.
It might be appropriate as a pre-rifle for a youngster; but, the reviews indicate it takes adult strength to load the thing.
It seems to have great potential as a wall hanger/closet queen.
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Old June 2, 2012, 10:17 AM   #5
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So far, reviews of this gun seem all negative. But, I just may be able to get one for below cost in a .01 auction on Gunbroker.com. And, it'll only function reliably with 2.5" shells.
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Old June 14, 2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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Range Report

I was finally able to locate one of these in Stainless Steel for $380 off Gunbroker.com. So far, I've run about 120 rounds through, 80% of which has been 000 buckshot. The only problem I had was an occasional Failure to Extract fired rounds and this only happened with some old Italian made ammo ( probably distorted rims). Federal 000 ran 100% so did Remington #8. Recoil was manageable, but it did knock the rear buckhorn sight out of adjustment. Anyways, made a lot of 40 cal holes in targets and spray cans!
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