Gunsite Scout Re-barrel?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ShagNasty1001, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    So I am in love with the Ruger Gunsite Scout and the idea behind it, but I don't want to have one in a .308. How hard would it be to get it re-barreled in 6.5 Creedmoor? I'm thinking this caliber due to the fact I can still use the same mags, bolt, etc. Has anyone re-barreled one of these or would I be better off just building a shorter barreled one off a Savage action with their ease of barrel swap and putting on a detachable mag conversion? Right now though, it is just a thought in my mind, I'm not sure if I want to tackle something like this, depending on how hard it would be to do. And before y'all ask, it'll be used to mainly hunt hog, deer, and coyotes with.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    My first response would be to learn to love the 308. :)
     

  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Oh I do love it. It was my first "big bore" round that killed my first deer. I just want something different and unique
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    As long as you realize that "something different and unique" costs money that will never be recouped. Buying a special replacement barrel and having it fitted/installed will cost a fair amount of money but certainly can be done by a local gunsmith.
     
  5. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    The ruger is not an average action for most smithys today to rebarrel. Not sure way the 308 does not fit your needs. Darn good round out to practical hunting ranges and with bullet weights from 125gr to 180gr not much it can't handle. You need a good smithy to rebarrel a ruger action, one use to mauser type actions . If you are a hunter it does pay to own two good rifles. You never know when one can be damaged and you find your self needing a back up. At that point a 6.5 would be fine but so would a 243. The bonded and copper bullets will do a fine job on a hog . If you want to improve it even more have the chamber cut to a 243 AI chamber for the reloader. Makes for a lower cost rifle capable of long range work on the game you hunt.
     
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  6. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I'm just a fan of the style of the gunsite. I already have a model 10 in .308 that's why I was wanting something different. If it really is that difficult to re-barrel it, I may just build one off a savage action or 700 then
     
  7. Salvo

    Salvo New Member

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    Have it improved. - That'll make it unique at minimum time and expense.
     
  8. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    What do you mean?