I was going to say the same as Big Dog. Rossi had a mediocre reputation up until Taurus bought them. Most recent Rossis will have the Taurus logo on them. I have heard a lot of good about Rossi since the Taurus buy out and quality improvements. I have been eyeballing a Rossi at the local range.
A friend of mine has a .308 Rossi, and likes it pretty well. He says the only downside is the fact that it is single shot. I believe that all Rossi rifles are single-shot break-actions, but if you're not going to use it for anything that requires rapid fire, then it should be fine.
Rossi's are pretty good little single shots, but I would rather go with H&R/NEF. There barrel accessory program is great and extra barrels are cheap.
Personally I love HOWA's products. I plan on a 243 Varmint config later down the road. http://www.legacysports.com/product/info_howa_std.htm
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