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Phelenwolf 01-10-2012 03:25 AM

Ruger Scout
I am looking at getting a new bolt action rifle and was looking at Rugers new Gunsite Scout rifle in .308. I was wondering if anyone has one and what they think about it.

robocop10mm 01-10-2012 05:00 AM

They look interesting, but Ruger rifles do not have the best reputation for accuracy.

Phelenwolf 01-10-2012 09:53 AM

I am not sure about that I have several Ruger rifles that I have used to hunt with over the years and they have never lost there zero.

AleksiR 01-10-2012 09:53 PM

It's a neat concept and would love to try one. Read an article about the Scout and the writer got some decent 5 shot groups with the gun, 1-2.5" depending on ammo. I could imagine that 10rnd magazine being a bit too bulky in some situations when hunting though.

Btw. I think robo was talking about the mechanical accuracy of the Ruger rifles, not how they hold zero.

Cattledog 01-10-2012 10:17 PM

I'd personally love to try the scout. As for accuracy issues. The only ones I'm aware of are early-mid era mini-14's due to barrel warping at high temps. I've heard that's been resolved since the redesign in....2006?

JTJ 01-10-2012 10:22 PM

My 1A and 77 were accurate. Both would shoot 5 rounds under an inch at 100 yards. I did have the barrel on the 77 floated. I did not like the pressure on the barrel at the front of the stock. The new Ruger American looks interesting, especially at the price.

Cattledog 01-10-2012 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by JTJ (Post 673414)
The new Ruger American looks interesting, especially at the price.

Is it just me or does the stock on the Ruger American look exactly like the stock on the savage axis?

trex1310 01-10-2012 11:27 PM

I have a Ruger 77 in 7x57mm that is deadly accurate. As for the
Scout Rifle concept (no disrespect to Jeff Cooper) I just don't
have a need for it and I cannot abide LER scopes, so I won't be
getting one. The new American rifle may become interesting.

Cattledog 01-10-2012 11:52 PM

Im just into the 10rd 308 bolt config. I know AR 10's an the like made them obsolete but its just cool. Closest thing I have right now is my sporter enfield SMLE in 303. Honestly I wouldnt even put a LER scope on the ruger scout.

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