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Ruger Gunsite Scout Love

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joe13, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Anyone else own a GSR?

    I just bought one last week and have only run 60 rounds thru it to break in the barrel but so far I love it!

    I paired it with a Leupold FX-II 2.5x scout scope and have found it to be quite natural to leave both eyes open when acquiring and shooting at targets.

    My main purpose for the rifle is for hunting but I think it is fast becoming my go to rifle for everything else as well.

    Anyway, I was mostly curious if anyone else owns one and what they bought/use it for.

    Cheers!
     
  2. FZRider

    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    I have one and love it as well. Only had it to the range once but thought it shot great. Put a Killer Innovations brake and a Burris 2-7x32 scout scope on it since then. Hoping to take it out next weekend.
     
  3. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I like mine so much I bought her a suppressor. :)
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    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    I might be a little jealous. Ok yeah...I'm a lot jealous!
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ok, so a can was in my long term plans for my scout... I might have to move up my plans a bit lol. That really looks nice. (Not to mention, I'd like to be able to hear anything but ringing in my ears after I take a shot at a deer...).

    Do you hand load sub sonics or is there a brand of ammo you prefer?

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    So far I've only shot factory ammo, I do plan to get some sub-sonic ammo loaded up in the future because despite what Hollywood shows the factory ammo isn't really hearing safe even with the can. Also I went with Alpha magazines that fit a lot better than the Ruger mags.
     
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  7. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    After bedding the stock I love mine. I was not too happy with the price to groupings prior. Almost sold it. I have a redfield tac 3-9 on it and can put down 1-3" groups at 450-500 yards depending on the loads.

    I cut up a XS rail for it and it is a thing of beauty.

    I'll have to snap a pic.

    I use mine for plinking out to 800. I want to see if it will go to 1k. Primary use for purchase was for hunting. If I feel like going during open coastal on deer this will be what I being. It will take down a few black rail and possibly antelope in the future I hope.
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What method did you use to bed the barrel? Glass?

    Bedding barrels is new to me.
     
  9. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ghetto method. I've been using Pam cooking spray and JB weld on many of my bedding jobs. If you like look up itaqiveteren on YouTube. He does a good walk through on ghetto bedding.
     
  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I'm not saying the ghetto glass bed jobs don't work, but real acraglass or the others only run about $15 for a kit to do multiple rifles. I have used jb before and after a few years and a few 1000 rounds it breaks apart...
     
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    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye on those I've bedded using JB weld. I've used Brownells metal bedding as well as glass in the past as well. I couldn't resist using JB weld since it's fairly common and easy to obtain.
     
  12. IXFE

    IXFE Portland, OR Member

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    I have the same rifle... only put about 10 rounds through it so far.

    How well does the suppressor cut down the recoil?
     
  13. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It helps a bit but not much. After 50 rounds down the pipe my old shoulder was hurting.
     
  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not having that issue, but if I were - I would take out a spacer or two and add one of those rubber butt plate pads that slips over the end and gives another 1.5 inches of rubber.

    I like the way mine kicks. As long as my sight is dead on when I pull the trigger, it will dump rounds into the same hole at 100-150 yards no problem.
     
  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I use MarineTex to bed my rifles. It lasts as long as acraglas, but I find it easier to work with. Its a bit thicker and stays where I put it. AcraGel will do the same thing, but I've used MarineTex on so many guns that I've gotten used to it. You can also pillar bed the action. Brownells sells Ruger pillar bedding kits with the pillars pre-cut which is helpful for the angled front screw.
     
  16. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    I bought a sleeve from Numrich that allows me to shoot 32 H&R Mag rounds thru my 308. I have also shot 32 acp- thru it as well. I recommend to use jacketed bullets as lead might be a pain to clean out of the barrel. I bought a second sleeve that I am boring out the length to shoot 30 carbine rounds. No, I am not smoking the cheap stuff.
    I am trying to decide to keep my Ruger or my Saiga 308. I like both.
     
  17. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have read good things about the Mossberg MVP 762 Predator (22" Sporter Barrel) @$500. The laminated stock is near identical to the Ruger but the rifle accepts M1A and magpul (?) mags I have had 2 light weight 16" 308 BAs. Never again!
     
  18. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    I'm very happy with mine. With cheap federal power shok, I was getting 3" groups at 200yd. I am very satisfied with that.

    Took a small boar pig with it a couple months ago.

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  19. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I so wish we had hogs out here in SW WA:rolleyes:
     
  20. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've been running mil surplus in mine for plinking and it shoots incredibly accurately with that cheap stuff also.