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Old 02-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #11
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I have Gunsite Scout, it's fantastic, I love it!

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I have Gunsite Scout, it's fantastic, I love it!
Tell me more please, what do you use it for,cal? any sweet spots? or criticisms?
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Gunsites are .308 Win. Just got it so no deer season yet

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I poked around a bit and didn't see a thread on this topic. I apologize in advance if this a "dead horse".

I'm in the market for a SHTF rifle and I'm pretty much set on the simplicity / reliability of a bolt action. Also, the idea of something in a NATO caliber seems like a no brainer - even though .308 is a real pain to find in NY with this bologna gun legislation recently passed.

What do you guys know about the Ruger Gunsite and the Savage Model 10FCM rifles? Also, please don't recommend the Steyr Scout unless you plan on floating me a loan.
I can't speak to the Savage, but I like my Ruger A LOT. I put a 1 3/4 X 6 Leopold Scope on it and the largest group is about 2 MOA and the smallest 1 MOA with several different brands and bullet weights! The trigger, out of the box, is about 4.5 lbs and crisp.
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Savage is likely to be the more accurate of the two and I think it is lighter, but the Ruger is built like a tank, they don't get any tougher or more reliable then a M98 style action.

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I love my ruger. I haven't put an optic on it yet. I don't hunt but I have fun shooting my steel target.

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I found this one at a local shop and snapped it up. Although it comes with an Accuracy International 10 round magazine, some complain that they're a pain to load. In response Ruger now has 3,5 and 10 round polymer magazines that are lighter and easy to load. If you can only have one centerfire rifle the Gunsite Scout would be an excellent choice.

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I found this one at a local shop and snapped it up. Although it comes with an Accuracy International 10 round magazine, some complain that they're a pain to load. In response Ruger now has 3,5 and 10 round polymer magazines that are lighter and easy to load. If you can only have one centerfire rifle the Gunsite Scout would be an excellent choice.
I need to get some of those. I don't think my steel mag is hard to load, but I like the way those look, and you can top them off while they are still in the gun
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Mines a LH, it looked cool and my guys at the shop knew my weakness for my leftness. I am not fond of plastic stocks either, so I bought it.

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I had the same debate with myself and went with the Ruger GSR. I would call this my "Grail" rifle. IMO it is the best for a SHTF scenario. Here is why.
1. Mauser action
2. Very handy with 16 1/2" barrel. It is lightweight as well.
3. Simplicity. There is very little to go wrong with this rifle.
4. Adjustability. Spacers for L.O.P. help you to fit the rifle to your exact needs. Can be changed for other shooters in the family.
5. Firepower. .308 is plenty. Far superior than a .223. Box fed magazine with 10,5, and 3 round options.
6. If you reload the .308 is very versatile. You can make sub sonic loads for small game and it is easy to switch one over in a hunting situation if the need arises. It is also a NATO cartridge so it will be available.
7. Optic options. You can use standard optics,long eye relief optics or red dots. I wend with a Burris 2.75x Scout scope mounted on the forward rail. No batteries to fail and can remove it easily if it gets damaged and go to irons.
8. Iron sights. Quality irons are on the rifle. A must for a SHTF rifle.
9. Ease of maintenance. This rifle is far easier to clean than say an AR, M1A, Mini-14.
Well there are the reasons I went with this rifle. I hope this helps anyone who may be trying to decide.

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