I have just seen the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, it's an interesting concept, but I can't say that I fully understand the advantage of it. It is shorter than other rifles in .308. It's box mag fed, and bolt action. It's also more expensive than other hunting rifles. So why get a scout rifle? It's slightly lighter than other rifles, but the short barrel makes me think that it won't use the .308 round effectively, and the kick will be harder on it. And why have the box fed bolt gun? Overall, since it costs a premium, why would I want this over a "normal" bolt gun. I could understand if it was semi-auto maybe. It is marketed as a gun that does everything, but what is that? Hunting, SD, ruggedness, does it offer HBO? I just don't see what it does. Unless its for people who do not intend to use the gun, but want a lightweight / powerful gun with 10 rds around as an emergency thing. Anyone have any experience, or would recommend it?