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Ruger Gunsite Scout

Murdoc go to try one at SHOT it looks like. Seems odd to me though that they’d fit it with a regular scope, rather than the forward mounted scope that’s proper for this type of rifle.

5 Responses to “Ruger Gunsite Scout”

  1. Clint1911 says:

    There is a learning curve with a forward scope. Too many “writers” are stupid, lazy or both.

    Also a high mag scope helps some people shoot smaller groups. Sadly, many in the gun press love guns, but can’t shoot.

  2. Jake says:

    The rails is [sic] nice, but due to the bolt-action a lot of shooters are going to utilize the mounts and included Ruger rings.

    This sentence seems to support Clint1911’s hypothesis. The whole point of the rail is to mount an IER scope, so that the scope doesn’t get in the way of the action and while reloading.

    Of course, Ruger should have also designed it to take stripper clips, but that’s just a nit for me to pick.

  3. Murdoc says:

    Am I really getting proofread by commenters on OTHER sites now? LOL. Fixed. Thanks for the “[sic]”, Jake.

  4. Flight-ER-Doc says:

    LOL, a grand for that?

    I bought a surplus FR-8, added a forward mount scope and changed the stock to a synthetic, and got closer to the Cooper Scout Rifle Ideal for around $400 than Ruger did with this nonsense.

    Oh, and my rifle does take stripper clips :)

  5. DonM says:

    Also the Ruger pseudo scout doesn’t have a clip guide, which was, once upon a time, part of the reason for the forward scope.

    If you want a pseudo scout, I am happy with mine from Savage.

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