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Ruger Gunsite Scout

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    What scope (if any) would you put on a Ruger Gunsite Scout?

    I would probably start with Nikon or Leupold.
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

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

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  3. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    That is a beautiful rifle with a long range shooting ability. I would put on a good quality scope to reach out there a few yards. Leupold, Nikon, Burris, Bushnell Elite, Redfield, etc.
     
  4. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Took it out to Douglas Ridge today. Not to shabby for open sights at 100 yards.

    scouttarget10-14-2012100yardsopensights.jpg
     
  5. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    How far do you intend to shoot? hunting or paper puncher?
     
  6. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Hunting and recreation, 300 yards max
     
  7. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 w/SF either nikoplex or mildot reticle is what I would buy but if you have a bigger budget step up to the monarch you can't go wrong either way
     
  8. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    With a nice scope and some breaking in that rifle will shoot groups that will take your breath away. I would bet. Cloverleafs at the 100 yard point.
     
  9. hillbilli

    hillbilli whidbey island New Member

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    I have several rifles, including a .308 enfield and an M1A set up with a scout type scope mount, and mine all have 2x20 simmons scopes... only about 90$, I've never had a problem getting inch groups at 100, and my oldest ones are 0ver 10 years old and still going. There may be better brands, but these have been good for me, and still are.
     
  10. drillah

    drillah Graham New Member

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    I've got one of these on mine: LER Series Scope | Hi-Lux
    Inexpensive, don't have to remove the rear peep, quick sight acquisition and nice cross hairs.
    My only complaint is that when you up the magnification the eye relief shrinks.
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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  12. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I think we have a winner, thanks
     
  13. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    After reading a bunch of opinions I decided to try a traditional scope instead of the scout style.
    Went with a Redfield Revolution 2X7X33 Matte Accu Range.
    Compared with a disappointing Bushnell, the brightness was better. Compared with a Leupold, the eye relief was better. I never owned a Redfield before so we shall see.

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  14. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

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

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    they are made in Portland by Leupold. Not bad
     
  15. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Especially for $190
     
  16. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Excellent choice, I use a Redfield 3x9 on my 30-06 Rem 700 and love it.

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  17. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Took it to the English Pit Friday with great results. Went with the 100 yard sighting rather than the overly optimistic 200 called for by Redfield. Hold-overs should be close enough for jazz. Thought that a 500 yard aim point on a 7X was ridiculous…