Rossi 243 help
11/1/15 @ 8:36 AM
I bought a new Rossi single shot in 243 with a 3-9/40 scope. I bought it for my boys when they start hunting but am having trouble sighting it in properly. I have put 4 or 5 boxes through it am seems like every time I shoot it is off and needs to be adjusted again. I've never had this problem before, is it I need to shoot it more to break in the barrel, something else I am missing or just the gun itself? Right now have a hard time hitting a paper plate at 50 yards.
11/26/15 @ 7:21 PM
11/23/15 @ 2:18 PM
I finally got the chance to shoot the gun with a different scope on it...what a difference. I put the Simmons scope from my 17 hmr on it, I didn't have it bore sighted or anything, took 2 shots and was high and left but both were within a 1/4 inch of each other. Within 10 shots I put 2 in the red. Every time I took 2 shots and adjusted and both holes were less than a quarter away. Now my question is...the Tasco scope that was on the gun that was all over the board...was it because of the recoil of the gun the it would get off? If I put it on the 17 that has very little recoil will it be fine or do I just buy a different one?
11/4/15 @ 4:55 PM
11/1/15 @ 2:39 PM
When I lock the action there doesn't seem to be any play in it, I'll try different scopes, when I bought it, I'll admit I didn't break the bank knowing it's for my boys first deer rifle, he will be read in 2 yrs or so. I have a Simmons scope on my 17 and a Bushnell on my 30-06 all 3 the same size, I'll have to try one of those.
11/1/15 @ 1:54 PM
First barrel break in is a myth started by barrel makers to get you to shoot more shots and wear out your barrel sooner. It may help, and I even doubt that, but if it does it will only help a premium barrel and not the barrel on a Rossi. It's a break action so make sue that the action locks up real tight, if there's play when it's locked up then there's not really anything you can do about the accuracy except send it to Rossi and hope they can tighten it up.
My bet is the scope is the problem. Tascos are not known for quality having one go bad is pretty common. My first thing to do would try another scope on it. Either one of better quality or that you've used before and know is reliable.
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