NEF and Rossi Single shot rifles?

This is a discussion on NEF and Rossi Single shot rifles? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Who has experience with the single shot rifles from either of these brands? The idea of picking one up in a number of different calibers ...

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: NEF and Rossi Single shot rifles?

  1. #1
    Moderator
    Array buckeye .45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,620

    NEF and Rossi Single shot rifles?

    Who has experience with the single shot rifles from either of these brands? The idea of picking one up in a number of different calibers appeals to me. I don't really have a practical use, I can't hunt with rifles in Ohio. So it would mostly just be target shooting and stuff.

    Calibers I was considering are .223, .30-30, or .308. Or maybe the .45-70 one, because then I could still have that caliber, and its a lot cheaper than a Sharps.

    Does anyone know how the interchangeability of calibers works with either brand? There are a few combo sets from both, but they tend to be a shotgun caliber and rifle caliber, as opposed to multiple rifle calibers.

    I guess I am just looking for general knowledge/experience with them. I figure for a couple hundred bucks if they shoot ok, it wouldn't be too bad of a deal, especially if I could swap barrels.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

    Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
    NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array Superhouse 15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,055
    I had some time behind an NEF .223 that belonged to a customer. I mounted and sighted in a scope for him and the rifle was MOA or better with a couple of loads. Occasionally it was much better than MOA. One was on my list in.30-06 since I'm a lefty but I traded some work for a Ruger #1 at the last minute. I'd buy one and not have any concern about quality if I had a need again.

    I can't speak for interchangeability, the only thing I remember is a customer who had one in .500 S&W and said an aftermarket polymer stock and fore end didn't fit it. IIRC it was advertised as fitting all models. I didn't actually work on it and don't know the exact problem he had.
    Try not to screw up so bad they name the screw up after you. (Station 15 saying)

    NRA Certifed Instructor

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array Stevew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    3,386
    I have the NEF 45-70 for black powder season in Mississippi. It is more accurate than I thought it would be. I think new barrels for the NEF have to be factory fitted. I am happy with mine. Since you can use them for black powder hunting in Mississipp lots of folks own them here. I do not know of anyone that has had any problems. Everyone I know is happy with the accuracy of their rifle.
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato

  5. #4
    Member Array rglyons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    South East Oklahoma
    Posts
    83
    I recently traded a NEF .223 w/bull barrel that would hit a quarter most every time at 50 yards. That was from a bench rest.

    I traded it for a shotgun since I don't varmint hunt any more.
    It was very good for it's purpose and took dozens and dozens of ground hogs when I lived in Ohio.
    The only con about it was it had a 6 - 8 pound trigger pull, which was OK once you got used to it.
    I suppose a gunsmith could reduce the pull but I never got around to it. It did work fine for me.

    You can order other barrels from NEF (New England Firearms) if your receiver is a SB-2 Model but you do have to send the receiver back to the factory to fit the new barrel(s) to it. I understand the SB-1 or older H & R receivers will not take extra barrels so do make sure you get the SB-2. They are built tough and I would not hesitate to get another one.
    Yeah, My old CCW 9 MM is nicknamed "Barkey"
    New CCW LCP is "Elsie"
    and my 12 Ga S x S Coach gun is "Boomer"
    Wife's weapon is "Miss Pearl" (SP101 .357 w/mother of pearl inserts)
    We're old so we can get away with that.

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array Superhouse 15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,055
    I forgot to mention the trigger job. It needed one, but it was no big deal to do it.
    Try not to screw up so bad they name the screw up after you. (Station 15 saying)

    NRA Certifed Instructor

  7. #6
    Moderator
    Array buckeye .45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,620
    I am thinking I want a .45-70 one, it just seems like it would be fun.

    Kind of sucks that it would need to be sent to the factory to fit new barrels, but I guess that makes sense.

    I have a lot of experience with the NEF Pardner shotguns, they have always seemed pretty solid to me. They are just a simple, single shot shotgun, but well made IMO.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

    Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
    NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Rossi Rifles
    By Rollo in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 26th, 2010, 10:21 PM
  2. Single shot 45-70
    By ppkheat in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: June 1st, 2009, 11:44 PM
  3. Shot the new rifles today
    By dr_cmg in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 31st, 2006, 11:16 PM
  4. It's pic time - single shot rifles.
    By P95Carry in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 2nd, 2006, 08:14 PM
  5. Single shot - that's all!
    By P95Carry in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: September 16th, 2005, 05:11 AM

Search tags for this page

brands of single shot rifles
,
nef firearms
,
rossi firearms forum
,

rossi rifles

,

rossi single shot 45-70

,

rossi single shot accuracy

,

rossi single shot rifle

,

rossi single shot rifle problems

,

rossi single shot rifle stocks

,

rossi single shot rifles

,

rossi single shot stock

,

rossi vs nef single shot

Click on a term to search for related topics.