Here is some things that I have found out about this rifle so far.
1. Controlled round feed
2. The magazines are single stack with 10,and 5rd available. The mags are made by Accuracy International. M14 mags were apparently looked at, but not utilized in the end as some of the M14 mags out there vary in specs. ( Nothing new here, as I only stick with quality M14 mags nowadays after trying out a few after-market junk).
The mags for the Ruger run between $75 to $100 a piece.
3. The trigger group and mag well are of 1 piece design, and are made from polymer.
4. The rear sight assembly is the same as they use on their newer Mini14 rifles
5. The flash suppressor (AC-556 type) is threaded, and could be removed easily from the bbl.
6. A possibility of a left handed version coming out in the future as well as being chambered for other calibers.
It resembles an Enfield jungle carbine to me at least. I would personally classify it as a Carbine, since it sports a 16 5/8 in bbl.
I wish Ruger the best of luck with the Gunsite. It will be interesting to see if other companies follow suit with a better designed scout rifle of their own.