Gunsite Scout Rifle, 308, W/Optic Rail, Rings, Flash Hider and 10 Rnd Mag
THE ONE RIFLE TO HAVE IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE ONE
"Beware the man with one gun, for he probably knows how to use it."
Never has this been more true than with the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, the ONE rifle to have- if you could only have one. It is the perfect lightweight, hard-hitting, great handling do-it-all bolt-action rifle. High capacity and optic ready! One of our top selling rifles for real shooters.
From the Ruger Press Room
Ruger Introduces New Platform in Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
December 29, 2010
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle, the ideal "fighting carbine" in .308 Winchester that is a credible rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper's Scout Rifle concept. Cooper called for a relatively lightweight, hard hitting, do-all rifle that in the hands of an accomplished shooter was able to place accurate, sustained fire out to long ranges, yet was quick-handling and light enough for all-day carry.
Developed in conjunction with Gunsite instructor Ed Head, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is a new platform in the Ruger M77® family. While the Scout Rifle has M77 features such as controlled round feed and integral scope mounts (scope rings included), the 10-round detachable box magazine is the first clue this isn't your grandfather's Ruger rifle.
"Ruger has taken an in depth look at the intended purpose of a Scout Rifle and developed a full-featured rifle designed to meet the Scout Rifle criteria of hunt, fight, defend," says Head. "This firearm offers outstanding features in an affordable, versatile and reliable rifle designed to deliver .308 Winchester performance in a variety of situations. It is compact, lightweight, offers 10-round box magazines, can be fit to the individual shooter, and accommodates a host of optics. It is a serious rifle for those serious about rifles."
The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle has a 16.5" medium contour, cold hammer-forged, alloy steel barrel with a Mini-14® protected non-glare post front sight and receiver mounted, adjustable ghost ring rear sight for out-of-the-box usability. A forward mounted Picatinny rail offers options in mounting an assortment of optics - including Scout Scopes available from Burris® and Leupold®, for "both eyes open" sighting and super-fast target acquisition.
A Mini-14/SR-556® flash suppressor is effective on reducing the muzzle flash that may be present on some .308 Winchester loads when fired out of the short (16.5") barrel. The 5/8-24 muzzle threads allow most standard .30 caliber muzzle accessories - flash suppressors, muzzle brakes, and sound suppressors - to be installed.
The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features a matte black oxide alloy steel barrel and receiver on a black laminate stock with sling swivel studs and checkered grip and forearm. A soft rubber recoil pad, with three 1/2" spacers allows the length of pull to be adjusted and allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or to give the shooter the proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear of varying thickness. With its compact size and weighing in at just under seven pounds, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle combines ease of carry and shooting for the serious Scout Rifle enthusiast.
The rifle's trigger guard and magazine well are formed with glass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14 paddle just ahead of the trigger guard. "Gunsite Scout Rifle" is engraved on the grip cap of the laminated, weather resistant stock, and the receiver is roll-marked "Ruger Gunsite Scout", commemorating the collaboration of Ruger with Gunsite Academy, America's oldest private firearms training facility.
As they say, beware the man with one gun, for he probably knows how to use it. Never has this been more true than with the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, the one rifle to have if you could only have one. It is the perfect lightweight, hard-hitting, do-it-all bolt-action rifle - where rugged, reliable Ruger meets the practical, tactical.
Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Features
Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Video
||FLASH SUPPRESSOR: Reduces muzzle flash and can be removed from the 5/8-24 muzzle threaded barrel for the fitting of the most standard .30 caliber muzzle accessories
|| FORWARD MOUNTED PICATINNY RAIL: Allows for the mounting of modern optics, like an intermediate eye relief scope (not included), for "both eyes open" sighting and super-fast target acquisition.
|| 10 ROUND, DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE with push forward, Mini-14 style, magazine release just forward of the trigger guard
|| SOFT RUBBER RECOIL PAD with buttpad spacers allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear (three 1/2" spacers included).
From our friends at GunTalk: (This is a 4 part video, enjoy!)
^The Ruger Scout rifle features open sights, one of the standards set by Jeff Cooper for a proper Scout rifle platform.
^Mauser Type controlled feed extractor
^ Integral scope base machined into the receiver. SOLID! And Ruger rings are included.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only considering rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -George Orwell
“A general purpose rifle is a conveniently portable, individually operated firearm, capable of striking a single decisive blow, on a live target of up to 200 kilos in weight, at any distance at which the operator can shoot with the precision necessary to place a shot in a vital area of the target.” (Jeff Cooper)