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Old 08-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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I was skeptical of the forward scope but I set up a Mini 30 with an Amega rail and a 2.5x pistol scope. It surprised me how well and how fast it handled. You can get on a target quite a bit faster than with a conventional scope. You shoot with both eyes open. This is especially important with dangerous game and would be great on hogs. I do like the set up especially on the Mini. It leaves your action uncovered so you dont have to remove the scope to field strip it. Having a clear action on any rifle is a plus.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:04 AM   #12
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Just bought one this weekend. Can't wait to put some rounds down range. After shooting I will decide if I want a scope or not. I'm kinda old fashion and if the sights are good will keep it in it's stock configuration.


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In my opinion, the stock iron sights with the ghost ring rear are excellent! Especially for older eyes, but that should make them even better for sharp-eyed young whippersnappers. All kidding aside, my Leupold Scout scope is mounted in the foreword position in quick detachable mounts, and if something should happen to it, my irons are sighted in and ready to go instantly. I would have no qualms about getting pretty much full use of the rifle, even at 300 yards. I hope you enjoy your rifle as much as I have mine.
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I want one. Badly.
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I have one, with a Leupold Scout Scope mounted in the forward position, as intended. Not sure why one would pay the extra money for a scout rifle and then defeat the purpose by adding a conventionally mounted scope. To each his own though. My rifle easily makes sub MOA accuracy. I have been following the Cooper Scout concept for many years, and the more experience I got, the more it looked like it was a great choice for me. I have long range precision, highly accurate rifles, African caliber, rifles, lever action, single action, AR platform rifles, etc., but the more I shoot this rifle, the better I like it. It doesn't do any particular specialist job exceptionally well, but it does most of them VERY well. If you like the concept, the rifle will meet or exceed your expectations. That is MY 2 cents!

Oh, you are going to hate me! LOL. I just added the XS rail to my Gunsite Scout so I could add my new Leupold VX6 1-6 Illuminated dot scope. In a traditional manner. I too like the Scout concept, but it really limits the scope options and versatility. What I really wanted was a fixed power scout scope with an illuminated dot. Or something like a 1-4 with good eye relief. That doesn't weigh a pound and a half. So I am going to start out with a non-Scout set up, and wait for someone to come out with a scout scope I want. I am leaning towards a scout scope for my Ruger Mini. Probably something fixed, simple and light so I can use it as a scout type rifle. I can always switch the scopes around if new scopes come out, or new rifles are purchased.


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Ruger gunsight scout is a gun that shoots well, is easy to move, accurate and reliable. And it is the perfect lightweight and hard-hitting rifle.
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i think its a pretty damn cool idea. it could be the ONE great overall rifle imo.

would be a good hunting gun, decent at self defense, bolt action makes it simple and easy to maintain. good power and reach, good capacity, irons sights like every rifle should have.....

the $ seems a bit much to me for what it is though.

i saw a wood stocked stainless version that had my eye for quite awhile....it was a beaut!!!
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Yeah, it is a good concept if you want a do it all rifle. It's not perfect at anything, but pretty handy.

How about a synthetic stock or hardwood version that is lighter, with a special addition fixed power, illuminated scope included in a package?? Hell, while I am dreaming maybe they include a couple extra polymer 10 round mags.

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Finally got my scope installed today!

Ruger Gunsite Scout with XS rail and Leupold VX6 1-6 x 24.

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I like it, but IMHO, it ain't worth $900. I spend that kind of dough for a rifle, I want a little more.
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