Ever since the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle came out, I've loved them...except the laminate stock. First I really wanted a walnut stock version, but then when they came out with that for a dealer exclusive, I heard the wood was less than impressive. Finally they released a synthetic version! I did a little selling lately, and told myself I was going to buy one while I had the cash, so today, I figured there's nothing more American than buying a new gun on the 4th! I set out to find a synthetic/blued version. When I walked into Cabela's, there it was, a STAINLESS/synthetic one! I had to have it. I paid more than I wanted to, but they gave me a little break on it. Out the door I was $912.00. I love it. I got home and played with a couple optics I have already. I will be ordering another VX-II 1.5-4 IER next week, to keep on it (current one is for my .45-70). So, some pictures!