Ruger Scout Magazines

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Vikingdad, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I am getting very interested in a .308 rifle and given my appreciation for Ruger's products I am seriously considering the Scout. Does the Scout only accept Ruger magazines like the Mini 14/30's, or will it accept M1A/M14 magazines?
     
  2. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    I think it only accepts the Ruger magazines. I've got some of the metal ones and some of the plastic ones. The plastic ones are a lot easier to load. And they seem well built. The magazine prices are the downside to the Scout!
     

  3. Vikingdad

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    That is unfortunate. If there is one big complaint I have with Ruger it is the fact that you cannot use common magazines in the guns. It would be awesome is you could use an AR magazine in a Mini 14 or a, M1/M14 mag on the Scout. man, that would be cool!

    Too bad there isn't a really good retrofit kit for just that! It does appear as though it can be done but it doesn't work very well?
     
  4. JTJ

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    Mossberg has introduced the 308 MVP and it takes the M1A mags. I have the 5.56x45 MVP and it takes AR mags. Sub MOA too.
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  5. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    The Mossberg looks pretty cool. A good option if you're not stuck on Ruger, or if you really need the higher capacity magazines.
     
  6. Vikingdad

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    Agreed! The MVP is definitely a contender. Both configurations are intriguing, I imagine that they are interchangeable on one receiver?
     
  7. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Sadly the Scout mags are Proprietary to the Gun. I'd love one but I hear the trouble folks are having scoping it.
    I know the SR rifles do take common mags(the 556 takes AR 15 mags and the new 762 takes AR 10 mags. Or so I hear,...
     
  8. Vikingdad

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    Well, a friend of mine has loaned me his unfired M1A for awhile, but it is temporary (he has had it for almost 2 years and never fired it:confused:). Only thing I need now is more mags for it.

    I still want a bolt action .308 though.
     
  9. CardiacColt68

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    What trouble scoping it? It sounds simple if set up as intended. Even has the rail already on. Are they trying to mount conventional scopes?
     
  10. sandog

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    I haven't heard of any trouble either. The GSR comes with the forward rail and Ruger rings for conventional scope mounting. Wonder what trouble ?
     

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  11. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    from reading posts here, some folks had an issue with "scout" scopes. If you can put a Scope on an M1Carbine.......