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    Rossi RS22 22LR review - the little rifle that could

    I ran across a great deal from Academy for a RS22 priced at $119. Not completely happy with my Mossberg Blaze, I decided to get my second Rossi ( I already have a great SS 410 from Rossi) . The Mossberg functions great and IMHO has the best magazines for its class. But the sites are horrible. Enter the Rossi RS22, with its green fiber optic rear and bright red in the front this little papoose is one accurate shooter.
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    This target above was shot at 30 yards from the shoulder, the little cluster in the upper left was me verifying I was still on target as the rounds were going in the same hole in the center.
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    The Rossi is 36 inches long, LOP is 13.5", weight with empty 10 round magazine is right at 4lbs. The trigger pull has a short pretravel ( 1/4 inch ), then hits a spongy wall and breaks at 5.5lbs.
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    The RS22 breaks down easy and the internals look a lot like a Mossberg 702 plinkster. The receiver is aluminum, the barrel and bolt are steel. Trigger components are a mix of steel and poly (the trigger is steel and very comfortable). The Rossi also uses the Mossberg 702 magazines. Rossi mags are still running around $30, but the 702 plinkster mags can be found for $20.
    Product speel from Rossi:
    The Rossi® RS22 is a reliable and accurate semi-automatic rimfire rifle with blowback action. The textured synthetic Monte Carlo stock is perfectly mated to an 18” free-float barrel for outstanding balance and feel. Offered in .22 LR the RS22 features fully adjustable fiber optic sights, 10 round detachable magazine, and the receiver has a 3/8” dovetail to accept scope mounts.
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    Here it is compared to my other two semi auto's , the Mossberg Blaze and a Ruger 10/22. There are also 22mag and 17hmr versions available for the Rossi. I am so impressed with the accuracy from the shoulder, I may retire my 10/22 with its 3X red dot for sub 150ft squirrel duties. The red dot is sweet, but you gotta flip the caps and turn it on. The Rossi you just shoulder and go. I have yet to prove its squirrel worthiness , as the squirrel population has dropped to only one little gray- who is still to skittish. I guess the other 100 or so I have taken this year, must have reduced the pop..darn it..
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    I have a 1.5x4.5 optic on my 10/22. It's quite accurate and is my squirrel gitter when I wanna use a .22 rifle.

    Nice little Rossi. Sounds like a shooter.
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    Great review silverstring. I especially like the accuracy you got and your impression of the sights. The "breaks down easy" is a bonus. At that price range whats not to like? Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the review! Have been curious about this little Rossi!
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    Interesting review. Thanks you have sparked my interest

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    I have the little Rossi RS22 and love it to death.
    I put a Bugbuster scope on it in Leupold rings. This is an ideal scope/rings combo for this little rifle. It has an illuminated red / green reticle and has an allumnum sun shade and offers a very good view of the iron sights and is light weight. I used blue locktite to mount the sun shade because it offers protection of the rear fiber optic sight. The scope comes with very good flip-up dust covers that are easily removable. The mag pouches on the sling are horizontal mag pouches for a 45ACP 1911, I just stuffed a few cleaning patches in the bottoms of them and they work perfectly for the RS22 mags.

    My one and only minor complaint is that it is virtually impossible to find an exploded view of the trigger control group. Literally all I can find is this video for how to install a Mcarbo reduced power sear spring in a Mossberg 702. The Mossberg 702 is literally identical with the RS22 except for the stock



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    Have yet to see one of these little Rossi's in the wild...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekol View Post
    Have yet to see one of these little Rossi's in the wild...
    They are available on the web:
    https://palmettostatearmory.com/ross...rs22l1811.html
    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...SSI+RS22+22+LR

    I occasionally see them at Academy.
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    Just picked up one of these at Rural King for $99 ($119.74 OTD)
    https://www.rkguns.com/rossi-rs22-22...s22l1811g.html
    I want to teach my grandsons how to shoot and thought this was a great starter gun for them.
    I've only taken it to the range once to sight it in at 25 yds. Put around 100 rounds through it. Out of those only had one that failed to feed properly. The mag was a little stiff at first but it loosened up eventually.

    After cleaning when reassembling I had a tough time with the recoil spring, eventually kinking it while inserting the bolt assembly.

    All in all I think this is a fun little gun.
    Maybe I'll add a sling and possibly an inexpensive scope.
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    The magazine looks like the Mossberg, that's for sure.
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