Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by Tartan_Terrier, May 3, 2011.

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  1. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Looks pretty.

    Viking Arms are the Ruger distributor

    Viking Arms

    If you find out how much they cost let me know.
  2. FHA

    FHA LE

    Export version? This is what the Aussies are talking about getting. Longer barrel and no flash suppressor:


    Don't hunt myself, but I was looking up info on living in Australia and strayed off, as you do!
  3. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    It doesn't look as pretty like that
  4. Might look OK with a smaller magazine - then it would look like a No. 5!
  5. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    The picatinny rail looks too far forward. When you plonk a scope on it, the eye relief will be all wrong, the rail should be over the action not mounted on the barrels.

    Looks a bit gash to me.
  6. Agree with the smaller mag.

    5 round box is plenty
  7. FHA

    FHA LE

    I think it's tapped at the rear for conventional scope rings also.
    It seems the forward rail is part of the whole (American) scout-rifle concept that enables both-eyes-open sighting, with a low power scope.
    Apparently they do a 5 round mag for it as well.
  8. FHA

    FHA LE

    It seems the magazines are Accuracy International pattern. Is that still a British company?
    There you go: 1/10th of your way to a jungle carbine!
    I can copy and paste with the best of 'em......

    5 round mag.

    Attached Files:

  9. AI is still British and still privately owned
  10. It's a scout rifle , meant to be used with a long eye relief scope, hence the forward rail.

    You can still mount a scope over the receiver in the usual place.
  11. The US are obsessed with Jeff Cooper and his "scout rifle" concept, thinking its somehow original - apparently they haven't noted that just about every other nation on earth has used large quantities of bolt-action full bore carbines, dating back at least 120 years...
  12. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    £1100 and the same version as the Aussie one that FHA posted. Back to finding the perfect No 4 I think
  13. AIA M10 in 7.62mmx39. Useful little rifle, and quite cheap to shoot. Uses AK mags.


  14. Wouldnt that make it a tad front heavy with an LER scope on it ??