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New Ruger Scout Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by MountainBear, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Here's a new one for your viewing pleasure. I like the action better than the Steyr Scout. Take the stupid looking Ruger flash hider off and maybe put on a 30 caliber Smith Vortex.

    If the price drops south of the MSRP, it has definite potential...

    Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle
     
  2. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    looks good
     
  3. Boomstick

    Boomstick Vancouver WA Member

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    Looks interesting!
     
  4. JBMiller

    JBMiller Manassas, VA New Member

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    Does this come in a lefty version?
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just got an e-mail from Ruger about this gun. Looks like a ton O fun to me! Since they also offer 5 round mags, it will be useful for hunting, too.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I love this gun already. I don't know about loving the $995 price tag, but maybe for around $700-$800ish range.
    It's about time some of these guys start making Springfield knock offs at a price I can afford. They should make a semi auto version as well as a lefty model.
    But I like it.
     
  7. ArmedUrbanArtist

    ArmedUrbanArtist Eugene, OR Member

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    a little heavy. needs a plastic stock, but I like it!
     
  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Just when I tell myself I have enough and I'm going to tr not to buy anymore this
    Coming year!!!

    Watch mag will probably be $90 each like the FN's.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmmm. A short barrel bolt action 308 with a 10 round mag.

    I'll stick with the long barreled semi auto 30-06 with the 8 round clip (besides at a buck each clips cost way less then Mags I already have 30 of them)
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Have one of those as well :), but still like the concept. A man can do a lot of damage with a bolt action rifle. And if you are trying to blend in some where, a hunting rifle doesn't stand out so much. Especially with a flush 5 roud mag and a few 10 rounders in the back pocket...
     
  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    So far this is my favorite comment on the gun. Comes from another board.


     
  12. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    EXACTLY. This gun serves NO PURPOSE. A 10 rd mag on a bolt gun...why? Flash hider, tactical rail and....a stylish laminate stock....WHY????.

    By the way, the promo pic is a photoshop hack job. Ruger has always, and will continue to, suck major ***.
     
  13. kickstart my heart

    kickstart my heart South King County, WA Active Member

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    Seems cool at first glance, but to me, the question is why? This seems to be a gun to try to fill every niche. It doesn't for the though. If I want a short, compact, rifle, I have an AR that'll do that, and hold 30 rounds, not 10, and fires semi auto, and I can mount a scope "scout" on my rail system, and there's a ton of accessories, and mags are dirt cheap. It doesn't seem accurate enough to fill the "long range bolt gun" niche. If I want a gun that's not semi auto, holds a few rounds (more than 5), and I can hunt with, I'd buy a lever action over this. Just my 2 cents.

    I wouldn't necessarily say Ruger sucks, they just don't build much to get excited over. The mini 14 is fun but reliable factory mags are expensive, and all my AR's have out shot the mini I once owned. Mini 30's aren't reliable. Their auto pistols are heavy and clunky but reliable (working at a gun range, never saw one break ever, and I saw a lot of Sig's, Beretta's, 1911's, etc., in the "broke, send to gunsmith" box. I loved the Redhawk I owned, but the trigger wasn't great. Their single action stuff I really like, just not my thing these days. Their bolt action rifles are ok for the money, but as a gunsmith friend told me, they must use the cheapest barrels they can find.
     
  14. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Too light and a POS .... JMO
     
  15. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    SCOUT rifle.
    ok sure.
    Doesn't say target rifle
    doesn't say assault rifle
    doesn't say sniper rifle
    doesn't say home defense rifle
    doesn't say uber ninja rifle.
    Iunno.

    As for mini 30's not being reliable..... mine always have been. besides mag issues of course. And I can buy factory hi cap mags now. And the new ones are more accurate than the old ones.
     
  16. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i think i get it...

    it's a cheap alternative to high capacity semi-auto .308- which are all a minimum of $1400 to $5500.

    then there's the ruger "scout," offering higher than 5 capacity, for probably $850ish, once it's hanging on dealers' walls.
     
  17. SBC97281

    SBC97281 Oregon Active Member

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    The Ruger site suggests that Bi-Marts will be carrying them! Hopefully soon.
    I will happily examine one up close before making a purchase decision.
    Every Ruger firearm that I have ever shot and/or owned has been incredibly
    reliable and cost effective.

    There will be many parts available for customizing this scout rifle if the current
    market is any example. Ruger may be on to something here.

    -sbc
     
  18. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I like it :huh: But not $1000 like it, more like $500 like it :laugh:
     
  19. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I always assume msrp is way high.
     
  20. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    That would be nice.