Ruger Gunsite Scout

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Yard Dart, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Looking at one of these and wanted to see if anyone had any feedback on shooting, durability, quality and so on. Thanks in advance!!

    Ruger Gunsite Scout Walnut 450 Bushmaster 16.1In

  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Also looking at the .308, which I like that round a bit better.
  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Awesome rifles! Do your self a YUGE favor before you make up your mind and have a look at the Ruger Hawk Eye Guides! Trust me, they are virtually the same rifle but in better calibers like .30/06, .338 Win Mag. and .375 Ruger!
    I have two of the .30/06 ( Wife loved mine so much she bought one for her self!) and one in .338 Win Mag,(My Go To) they are simply unbeatable and handy as hell!

    A few things to point out about the scout! They are only short action and thusly limited to AR-10 type mags! May not matter to you, but it's something to consider! They are heavier they the Guide when loaded with more then 5 rounds and require the use of a 'Scout type" Scope if an optic is wanted! The Guide uses a conventional scope, which can have quick mount options so you can switch to the irons really quick! Lastly, for speed and maneuverability, the Guide is a better rifle being lighter, slicker ( No mags or other stuff to snag) and the irons are faster to get a sight picture! There are also upgrades for both, but the guide is easier to tune if desired! Really, the only thing I did to mine was a sight upgrade to Trit front site ( Using a modded 1911 trit front sight, and a modded Williams rear sight blade that has more range adjustment! I also swapped out the brake to a 3 port Bubba Brake on the .30/06 and a bigger 4 port on the .338! Recoil is nothing now!

    Ruger is really on top of this segment of specialized rifles, in a market historically dominated by Remington with its Mod 600 and variants of, Savage, and Mossberg, Ruger is hands down the best of the best! Reliability is second to none, the Mauser claw is absolutely with out doubt the best system there is when things get sporty, and Ruger has Barrel making down to a fine art, so much so as to seriously threaten Savage for dominance in the American made market!
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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    The rifle that started it all, and the gold standard by which all others are judged! I have the 768 version of this based on the mod 700, but it's basically the same thing!
    These can still be had today in the 768 and in both original flavors .308 win and .35 Rem!
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    I'm going to have to stop reading your gun posts, because every one seems to make me realize there is one more gun I never knew I needed. Shame on you... :D
  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    You haven't figured it out yet, I'm the Great Enabler! LOL

    Ironically, I have Gun 'itus, I see a cool gun I just gotta have, and next thing you know, I have talked my self into it, and the damn things keep following me home!
    Wife is of no help, she sees what followed me home, and after playing with it, decided she needs it, and claims it for her self, then I gotta go get another one for Me, Dammit! LOL
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Very LOUD!!! I'd hang a can on it !
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  8. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I had a 1rst gen (actually found one on a shelf 5 weeks before the official release date) had a few issues, mainly that it could not be top loaded or fire without the mag in...I understand they have fixed every issue I had with them since then.
    Other than those few issues, damn fine gun, shot great, was indifferent to ammo and weather. Would totally recommend.
    Zimmy, Tully Mars, Ura-Ki and 3 others like this.
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