Ruger Scout

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Phelenwolf, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    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.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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

  3. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    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.
     
  4. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    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.
     
  5. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    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?
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Is it just me or does the stock on the Ruger American look exactly like the stock on the savage axis?
     
  8. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    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.
     
  9. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    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.