I've been wanting to get some sort of a single shot rifle in 7.62x39mm to hunt deer with in Pennsylvania. I'm currently reloading that caliber and I'm very impressed with what it can do out of my Chinese SKS.
However, In this state, you can't use semi automatics to hunt with. It has to be either a single shot or manually operated bolt action, lever action, rifles only. I was gonna consider a CZ-527 carbine but, those are way out of my price range.
Anyways, I came across this one here, http://www.rossiusa.com/product-details.cfm?id=38
for $229.99 NIB this morning. It is really nice shape, wood stock, ok trigger pull, safety works pretty well, etc. The sights are ok. The rifle shoulders well and the front & rear sight lines up pretty quick when shouldered..
Now, my question is, should I considered one of these or would I be better off walking away from it? A friend of mine who works in another gunstore told me that the ones being made today are made by Taurus and he is not happy with Taurus firearms anymore. Always having to send them back for repairs. He did say that if I found an older model Rossi made rifle, they would be ok.. I don't know how to tell a rossi made firearm from a taurus made one.. The rossi doesn't have a taurus name stamped on it so, that might be the clue right there..
Also, from people who either have one or had one, Are they a good shooting rifle? How accurate are they? Did parts break on them easly?
I will add that back in 2001, my brother and I bought my dad a Rossi Model 62 pump action 22 and it's a sweet shooting rifle.. It's the older one that doesn't have the stupid safety up on the top of the bolt.. It shoots and works great!!
Basically, I need some opinions..