Shot the Gunsite Scout

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Cheeseman, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman New Member

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    Only put through about 10 rounds because of the wind and cold, but shoots nice and I hit what was aimed at.
     

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  2. Partridge02

    Partridge02 New Member

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    I'm more jealous of your range than I am of your gun. I wish I has someplace like that. Is it yours or a public range? Oh yea, nice gun too.
     

  3. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman New Member

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    Phelps Township Range, Northern Vilas County WI, and yea it is nice....
     
  4. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    Nice. Picking my new Scout up this week. It will be my first rifle, and mainly used at the range. For now. Have you decided on a scope or done any research yet? From what I could find it sounds like Leupold and Burris both make scout scopes. But I am completely clueless so am looking for any ideas I can get.
     
  5. forrest225

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    You might want to check out red dots too. I've had mine a while now, still no optic on it. I may end up putting a normal scope on it for the extra magnification.
     
  6. ric-hubbard

    ric-hubbard New Member

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    I have two more .308s on my wish list. One of these and an AR-10 of some description, maybe one of the new SR-762 rifles. I will be looking forward to more of your experiences with yours.

    Shoot it in good health my friend.
     
  7. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    I need to read up on scopes and red dots. It sounds to me as if the red dots offer little or no magnification just a quick way to acquire the target, and perhaps aid somewhat in accuracy. While scopes will magnify and make pinpoint shooting at distance easier. I guess the question is first, what distances is the gun going to be used for mostly, and how quickly can a target be picked up with a scope. It also sounds like no matter how much I read or learn I am probably going to end buying a red dot, several scopes and probably 3 different kinds of sights!
     
  8. forrest225

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    Yeah, it's pretty hard to choose. For a while I was thinking about putting an aimpoint red dot on it, but now i'm thinking about stretching it out a bit with a 3-9x or 4-12x.
     
  9. CardiacColt68

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    Yeah, a red dot would probably work most of the time for what I will use it for, but it would be nice to have the optics on hand for longer shots if need be. I think the hunting camp my buddy belongs to has some areas where we can set some targets up at pretty good distances so a scope would be fun.
     
  10. Cheeseman

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    Personally, I have been shying away from scopes as of late, expensive, they break, useless in snow, and in the bush I'm in in WI, not necessary.
     
  11. KimberFan

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    Lefty bolt.....I like it. :)
     
  12. DrFootball

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

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    CC: look into Burris AR prism sights. They Mae a 3X(the 332 I think) and the 5X model 536. Range finding abilities, and a red/green Rectile, plus added rails,....I ordered the 5X for my Mini-14....should be here late next week.....
     
  13. CardiacColt68

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    I checked those out. They look nice, but wonder if they'd work on the scout. They only have 2.5" of eye relief. Makes me think they may not be great for a scout set up. And it sounds like they were really designed for the AR platform and 5.56. Now if i could find a scout scope with those features i would be excited.
     
  14. forrest225

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    I'm guessing you would need an XS rail to use one.

    Unfortunately there really aren't many options for scout optics. I have heard of people using pistol scopes, so you may want to check into that.
     
  15. JimRau

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    It looks just like mine!!! Your gun, your range, and your shooting bench!!!:eek:

    I like my L/H SR but I am considering selling it. I am trying to narrow down my guns to the one I want to use in the next few years and I have more than I will want to shoot right now.:)
    I have a suggestion for you. I put some 2x2's around the edges of my bench so nothing 'rolls' of or falls off the edge. It works great.:)
     
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  16. sandog

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    Besides the Weaver Scout scope (heavy), there is a Burris 2.75x, the new Burris 2-7x with BDC, Leupold 2.75x and the Leatherwood 2-7x, a very good optic for $130. Probably a few more too, out there that I'm not aware of.
     
  17. TruggieTex

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    I have a Leupold LER scope on my M1A Scout.
    ALL that have shot it have loved the target presentation with that set up. Think it was around $300 to my door...
     
  18. CardiacColt68

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    The Leopuld seems to be really well liked. I just brought my Scout hime today, and hope to get to the range this weekend. I am in no huge hurry to spend another $300 so I'll just use the iron sights for a while as I get used to the rifle.
     
  19. TruggieTex

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    Yup....probably had 10 or so range trips before I ponied up for the scope. I fine tuned the iron sights at 100 yds and have the scope on a quick release mount.
     
  20. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do not like the 'scout' scopes. Mine wears a 1 3/4x6 Leupold VX-III (the original short one)! You simply take the long rail off and put any scope you would like on the receiver.:)