The Rossi Matched Pair is made up of interchangeable varmint rifle and youth shotgun barrels. This gun combo gives you two different calibers for a more exciting bug-out hunting experience.
Rossi Matched Pair Two-Barrel Combo
The Rossi Matched Pair is a two-barrel gun combo that is too good to pass up. At an affordable price, you get an interchangeable shotgun and rifle barrels for a day at the firing range or a planned hunting trip. This is the ideal gun if you’re teaching your kid how to shoot by simply starting him from .22 caliber rifle, then all the way up to the .410 gauge shotgun to gradually accustom him with the shotgun’s kick. This gun combo from Rossi can also be used as a multipurpose varmint you can keep at the back of your truck. Mount a scope for a more accurate hunting and enjoy.
This single-shot break action rifle is available in different barrel lengths – 18.5 inches, 22 inches, 23 inches, and 28 inches. 12, 20, and .410 gauges can be combined with .17 HMR and .308 caliber. It weighs 5 to 6.3 lbs depending on the barrel length that comes in either matte nickel or matte blue finish. The rear sight is adjustable while the other end of the barrel has front bead sights.
Ease of Use and Performance
Changing from rifle to shotgun barrels and vice versa is pretty easy. The barrel can be secured right in place with a screw that also doubles as a loop for your sling. Both barrels are accurate though the shotgun does have a bit more kick than the rifle as expected. The receiver is made of solid steel which makes it very durable.
Pros and Cons
This rifle and shotgun combination saves you energy when you need to bring both types of firearms on a hunt. Both barrels are nice and accurate, though there are times when the 410 gauge shotgun misfires. The butt-stock of the Rossi Matched Pair is hollow so you have to be careful not to drop it on hard surfaces.
Overall Verdict and Price
The Rossi Matched Pair is still a good buy for starting shooters. At a price range of $199.99 – $225 it’s compact and can easily be stored or carried in backpacking or hunting trips. This firearm is reliable and can also be used for home defense.
Watch this short video of the Rossi Matched Pair rifle and shotgun combo:
This gun from Rossi is ideal for first-time hunters, but can also be used as a reserve firearm for the experienced shooters. It’s nice to have one of these and spend a fun day at the range. When you feel like hunting, you have a shotgun and a rifle and you’re ready to go.
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If you’re looking for more lightweight hunting rifles, check out this beauty from Ruger.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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