Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oh. My. God.

I've always liked the concept of Col. Coopers' Scout Rifle - a design that he believed a scout would carry. Short barrelled for ease of use, lightweight, iron sights but able to accept a low power scope and bolt action for the ability to reliably put accurate rounds on target.
And now Ruger has this - The Gunsite Scout Rifle.

A bolt action magazine fed rifle in 308 Winchester, coming in at 7 pounds. OAL is only 39.5" with a barrel length of 16.5" and best of all, it's available in left handed actions for lefties and right handed freaks like me that shoot left handed.
You couldn't ask for a better company than Ruger to produce this weapon. They build some rugged-ass firearms. And look at it - this fucker is just plain purty.
Go to Ruger's website at www.ruger.com for all the details.

UPDATE:
Go here to GUNBLAST for a good review of the weapon.
Thanks to cw swanson for kicking down the link.

16 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

I wish I had the money to collect every carbine every made. I liked my M-2 in Vietnam.

MrG's said...

I have an enfield in 308(in303 also) the rifle is a bit heavy but very accurate with iron sights. The ruger looks good, I may see a future rifle purchase.

billygoat said...

Wirecutter -- That's a great piece and as for Ruger, I still think their 10-22 is the best smallbore varmint rifle going...I own the synthetic/ss variant.

On a non-related note, can't remember how I found this blog (probably from your Occupooper encounter), but I like the cut of your jib!...Happy New Year!

MSgt B said...

Sweet rifle!

Hope 2012 brings me enough dough to pick one up.

Ruger Fanboi

Ron R said...

I've owned several Ruger's in my lifetime---all were satisfactory. I also have an old WWII 30cal carbine with a banana 30 round clip!

wirecutter said...

I own a couple of Rugers - a Blackhawk in 41 magnum and a new Mini-14 and have a feeling this will be my next battle rifle.

Chris said...

Even better,it's at least 800 clams or more LESS than a M1A,which i covet but cant bring myself to pull the trigger on...yet!

CIII

c w swanson said...

Nice review here at Gunblast:

www.gunblast.com/Ruger-Gunsite.htm

drjim said...

Hmmmm....I'm planning on taking the Appleseed course and join a club to get in the CMP and get an M1 Garand while they still have them.
BUT....I've also been considering getting a bolt action 308 since 308 ammo would probably be more plentiful then 30-06 if THSHTF.
Decisions, decisions....
I'll need a 22 to take the Appleseed course with, so I've been looking at semi-auto 22LR rifles. Seems like Savage, Marlin, and Remington all make nice little 22 auto-loaders for $250~$400.
And I've got a ton of 22LR from when I bought the 22 conversion for my Kimber 1911.
TOO many things to think about!

Erinyes said...

Well damn, I'm a rightie that shoots left-handed as well!

Hog Whitman said...

Not that I really want to know the answer to this one, but do you righties who shoot left-handed do anything else important with your left hand?

I'll admit to trying it once. Once. But it made my right hand jealous, and besides, the love just wasn't there.

P.S. That is one purdy piece.

wirecutter said...

Right hand fast, left hand slow, Hog. Gotta give 'em both equal time, just like a dog.

Dennis said...

Well damn. You post this and just so happens my dealer has (had)one on the shelf. $800.00 out the door, so much for the 2012 budget. I hope flattery is in. CharlieGD has a four legged friend in Iowa GDBob moved in this weekend.
Thank's for the site. Can't wait for Fridays.

Anonymous said...

I ruv 308 AR's- what the hell is the point of a bolt action?

wirecutter said...

Extreme reliability for feeding and extraction, increased velocity, that sort of thing.

wirecutter said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: It's also a whole hell of a lot shorter because of the bolt action which was a major selling point in Col. Cooper's design.