View Full Version : Rossi Rio Grande 410 - Any Good?

June 1, 2012, 10:04 PM
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?

June 1, 2012, 10:22 PM
Rossi Rio Grande 410 - Any Good?Good for what?

June 1, 2012, 10:53 PM
Good for what?

Good for shooting 410 I'd surmise from the question.

June 1, 2012, 11:53 PM
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.

June 2, 2012, 10:17 AM
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.

June 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
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!