Gunsite Scout Rifle

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.

Ruger designed the Gunsite Scout Rifle 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.  This extractor 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. For added comfort, there is 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.


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