Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

January 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

In July 2009 Ruger announced that they had discontinued the Ruger Frontier rifle, a rifle that was close in concept to Col. Coopers scout rifle. It ‘warmed  my heart’ to read that Ruger is now offering a true scout rifle in collaboration with the Gunsite Academy (the school founded by Col. Cooper). I wonder if it comes gold plated like the one Cooper was buried with.  Sometimes Jeff  went to far.

The .308 Win. chambered Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features Mini-14-style ghost sights, forward scope rail (for a scope-style scope), 10 round box magazine and a 16.5″ long threaded barrel with a Mini-14 flash hider. In short: almost everything you want from a scout rifle.

Without a scope it weighs 7 lbs. If you add a Leupold FX-II 2.5x28mm IER Scout scope and rings, the total weight would be just over 7.5 lbs. Not bad at all.

Specifications
Caliber .308 Win.
Capacity 10 rounds
Finish black
Barrel 16.5″
Twist 1:10
Stock Black Laminate
Total Length 38.00″ / 39.50″ (with/without flash suppressor)
Weight 7 lbs
Front Sight Mini-14 Post
Rear Sight Ghost ring
MSRP (Price) $995

I think Ruger and Gunsite have done a great job. I am really looking forward to shooting one of these Scouts.  Via FAB

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  1. Ruger Scout Rifle Scope on Fri, 28th Jan 2011 2:20 PM 

    [...] Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle | ShilohTV The .308 Win. chambered Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features Mini-14-style ghost sights, forward scope rail (for a scope-style scope), 10 round box magazine and a 16.5″ long threaded barrel with a Mini-14 flash hider. [...]

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