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Old 12-24-2007, 07:50 AM
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Default difference in youth and full size models

is an inch shorter in the barrel and stock gonna make a difference in accuracy?here is what i am comparing.


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Old 12-24-2007, 09:00 AM
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Default RE: difference in youth and full size models

Depends on your size. The shorter barrel probably will not make a difference. Being it is an open sight gun you may lose an inch of sight radius, probably not a big difference considering the over length though.

What will effect accuracy is how the gun fits you. If it is for a small person and the gun is too big it will be hard to shoot. There is no doubt in my mind they will be more accurate with a gun that fits them well and balances better. And it really isn't that difficult for a larger person to shoot a smaller gun, as long as it isn't too small.

Mechanically it will make no difference in the potential accuracy of the weapon. Especially when you are talking about the price point of the Rossi guns. Barrel length does not effect accuracy, as a matter of fact a shorter barrel will be slightly stiffer and may make it more forgiving of different ammo and loads. Many bench rest shooters use short heavy barrels on their custom guns. The only thing a shorter barrel will effect is velocity to a certain degree and the level of noise. Short barrels tend to be a bit louder. Not sure if they are actually louder, or just perceived as louder to the shooter though.

I'm not a huge fan of Rossi guns, but I have heard of plenty of people getting these guns and being perfectly happy with them. I honestly can't say I remember anyone saying anything bad about them other than fit and finish. Function wise I can't recall anyone dissing them.

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Old 12-24-2007, 09:53 AM
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Default RE: difference in youth and full size models

You shouldn't see a difference with the shorter barrel/stock....1" of barrel will make such a minute difference...
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: difference in youth and full size models

I have the Rossi Youth gun in the .243 for my Daughter and she handles it very well,the shorter barrel length is fine and it shoots accurately.If your considering buying for a Youth the smaller gun would probably be better unless they are a pretty good size kid you may want to go with the full size Rossi guns?I will tell you that the shorter 20 gauge shotgun barrel kicks like a SOB...and I have the bruises on my shoulder to prove it! [:@]

I was test patterning the gun with the 20 gauge barrel to take her on the Youth Turkey hunt and after a few shots and some serious kicking I had a very nice big bruise on my shoulder...so a shorter shotgun barrel/gun will give some pretty bad recoil and flinching to say the least!
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:29 PM
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Default RE: difference in youth and full size models

the lighter the gun the more kick

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