Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle


The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is bolt-action and chambered for .308 Win. It’s called the Gunsite Scout because it was approved by the Gunsite Academy, an established firearms training facility. And, Ruger designed it under the guidance of Gunsite instructors so it would be a useful tool in the field or on a hunt.

The Scout was designed around the M77’s action, so it has a solid steel bolt with a Mauser-type round feed extractor, which chambers rounds smoothly and ejects cases effortlessly. Other features include a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of a scope or sight, but it’s also drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Shooters have the option of mounting a scope over the bolt housing or forward of it. It has adjustable ghost ring sights that are easy to align, just put the front post in the center of the ring. The short 16.5″ barrel was carefully rifled by a machine in a process called cold hammer forging. The process leaves the rifling very durable and it lengthens the life of the bore. It has a flash suppressor, a common feature on combat rifles because it reduces muzzle flash. And, for added comfort, a soft rubber recoil pad.

Ruger considers the Scout an all-purpose rifle and recommends it for home defense and hunting game such as deer.


Gunsite Scout Rifle
Caliber: .308 Win.
Capacity: 10
Sights: Adjustable ghost ring rear sight and front sight
Features: Mauser-type feed extractor; soft rubber recoil pad; flash suppressor; Picatinny rail; cold hammer-forged barrel; adjustable length of pull; and glass reinforced nylon trigger guard
Action: Bolt
Stock: Black laminate
Material/Finish: Alloy steel/black
Scope: Drilled and tapped for scope mounts; Picatinny rail
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 16.5"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 12.75 to 14.25"
Overall Length: 38 to 39.5"

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