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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:56:36 AM
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Has anyone seen or gotten their hands on this new version of the Gunsite Scout ? I got notified with a Ruger add on email and it is on their website. All of them are "allocated" per Davidsons. I am on the hunt for one.

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New Stainless Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle:
Ruger now offers a second variation of the popular Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle chambered in .308 Win. Unlike the original blued rifle with its 16.5” barrel, the latest rifle features a stainless steel receiver and 18” stainless steel barrel
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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:19:09 PM
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I wonder why they extended the barrel another 1.5". Either way it is a bad### rifle! I can't wait to see one in stores. I was getting ready to go with the Alloy Matte Black but this is looking pretty sexy!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:24:02 PM
I've been contemplating picking up a second GSR because I love mine so much. I will most certainly be getting one of those stainless models.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:39:57 PM
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I will have to keep my eyes open for this one -
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Posted: 1/24/2013 4:40:27 PM

I love my blued GSR. Wouldn't mind the stainless but I think the blued model looks better. Currently looking for a shorter muzzle device, either a brake or hider, because the stock one seems to catch on a lot of brush when I took it deer hunting this past weekend. Might even go with the thread protector like 0utkast (forum member) has on his rifle.





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Posted: 1/24/2013 7:31:01 PM
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Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
I've been contemplating picking up a second GSR because I love mine so much. I will most certainly be getting one of those stainless models.

I was thinking the exact same thing... I don't need two of the same rifle... But I can somehow justify this to myself... I think might get a Hawkeye Compact with the stainless and laminate instead though. I've been looking at those for some time now.

Originally Posted By Whiskey65g:
Might even go with the thread protector like 0utkast (forum member) has on his rifle.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 7:49:36 PM
Damn that is what I was wanting all along, stainless with a 18" barrel. I could do without the flashhider however.

I may have to add to my growing Ruger collection after my next deployment.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:29:00 AM
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an excuse to buy a second one

yes!!!




I really want the guide gun in 30/06
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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:33:48 PM
So why the barrel length difference? Just cause?
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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:35:41 PM
Where is the synthetic stock variant?
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Posted: 1/26/2013 1:10:27 AM
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Originally Posted By sgtgeo:
Where is the synthetic stock variant?



There isn't one at the moment and from what I have read, Ruger currently has no plans for one. But there certainly will be some aftermarket stocks available before too long. The GSR is just too awesome for a high profile company not to make a quality synthetic stock for this.

I would like to see a the following features on a synthetic stock:

Skeletalized buttstock or "paddle" oar stock; and...
Side folding
Short picatinny rails @ 3, 6 & 9 o'clock for mounting lights (think hog gun) and a stubby VFG or Grip Pod @ 6.

All this while cutting another 8 to 12 ounces or more from total weight.

Then I could save my beautiful laminate stock for displaying my GSR!



For factory options, I would really, really love to see the GSR available in 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmore, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester & .30-06. Even better, a modular GSR with interchangable barrels so you can just buy the barrel and bolt, then swap on the fly.




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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:45:04 AM
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:43:28 PM
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Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
the 18 inch stainless was the export model.

over on the scout rifle forum, there is a multipage thread asking for this model in the US
The Australian version is like this....but without the muzzle device.

a lot of the guys wanted this stainless version without the muzzle compensator.


You are incorrect and your information is outdated. This is a domestic model, not an export model. And anyone who doesn't like the muzzle device can remove it in less than two minutes.

http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html

FWIW, there was also a domestically available stainless Gunsite with a 16" barrel and a walnut stock as a Cabela's exclusive. I've only seen two personally. They are rare creatures.

Domestic stainless GSR:



Export stainless GSR:



Limited production Cabela's model (this one is or was owned by member "double_r76" here on ARFcom):

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:01:12 PM
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Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
an excuse to buy a second one

yes!!!




I really want the guide gun in 30/06


Yeah me too....only I would like mine in 270

I did get my back order of Scout mags from Brownells today though so I'll I need now is a rifle
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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:30:25 PM
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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:48:01 PM
Anyone get a visual n one of these yet ?
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Posted: 2/14/2013 5:17:16 PM
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I have been looking for one of these for a while...seem to be a unicorn in my area right now...

ETA: Both the new version and the original...just cant find them.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 5:50:05 AM
Originally Posted By Whiskey65g:
Originally Posted By sgtgeo:
Where is the synthetic stock variant?



There isn't one at the moment and from what I have read, Ruger currently has no plans for one. But there certainly will be some aftermarket stocks available before too long. The GSR is just too awesome for a high profile company not to make a quality synthetic stock for this.

I would like to see a the following features on a synthetic stock:

Skeletalized buttstock or "paddle" oar stock; and...
Side folding
Short picatinny rails @ 3, 6 & 9 o'clock for mounting lights (think hog gun) and a stubby VFG or Grip Pod @ 6.

All this while cutting another 8 to 12 ounces or more from total weight.

Then I could save my beautiful laminate stock for displaying my GSR!



For factory options, I would really, really love to see the GSR available in 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmore, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester & .30-06. Even better, a modular GSR with interchangeable barrels so you can just buy the barrel and bolt, then swap on the fly.






.270 and .30-06 would require a long-action receiver and bolt. Not that rifles in those calibers are a bad thing, but short-action is more in line with the Scout concept as expressed by Col. Cooper. And that concept was the point of the RGSR, if I remember right: a short, light, handy bolt-action in a decent (.308) cartridge, effective to 500y or so.
Adding the 1/2"-3/4" each to the chamber, bolt, receiver, and stock to accommodate long-action cartridges like .30-06 would add weight and bulk to the rifle without meaningful performance increases within the rifle's design envelope.

Now the other .308Win-based cartridges like 7mm-08 and 6.5 Creedmoor would be pretty cool. Preferably in that order, IMO.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:16:40 AM
Originally Posted By RifleCal30m1n00b:
Originally Posted By Whiskey65g:
Originally Posted By sgtgeo:
Where is the synthetic stock variant?



There isn't one at the moment and from what I have read, Ruger currently has no plans for one. But there certainly will be some aftermarket stocks available before too long. The GSR is just too awesome for a high profile company not to make a quality synthetic stock for this.

I would like to see a the following features on a synthetic stock:

Skeletalized buttstock or "paddle" oar stock; and...
Side folding
Short picatinny rails @ 3, 6 & 9 o'clock for mounting lights (think hog gun) and a stubby VFG or Grip Pod @ 6.

All this while cutting another 8 to 12 ounces or more from total weight.

Then I could save my beautiful laminate stock for displaying my GSR!



For factory options, I would really, really love to see the GSR available in 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmore, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester & .30-06. Even better, a modular GSR with interchangeable barrels so you can just buy the barrel and bolt, then swap on the fly.






.270 and .30-06 would require a long-action receiver and bolt. Not that rifles in those calibers are a bad thing, but short-action is more in line with the Scout concept as expressed by Col. Cooper. And that concept was the point of the RGSR, if I remember -3/4" each to the chamber, bolt, receiver, and stock to accommodate long-action cartridges like .30-06 would add weight and bulk to the rifle without meaningful performance increases within the rifle's design envelope.

Now the other .308Win-based cartridges like 7mm-08 and 6.5 Creedmoor would be pretty cool. Preferably in that order, IMO.


Wasn't the 7mm-08 originally designed as a work-aaround for jurisdictions that prohibited firearms in military calibers?

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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:24:54 AM
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Originally Posted By RifleCal30m1n00b:
Originally Posted By Whiskey65g:
Originally Posted By sgtgeo:
Where is the synthetic stock variant?



There isn't one at the moment and from what I have read, Ruger currently has no plans for one. But there certainly will be some aftermarket stocks available before too long. The GSR is just too awesome for a high profile company not to make a quality synthetic stock for this.

I would like to see a the following features on a synthetic stock:

Skeletalized buttstock or "paddle" oar stock; and...
Side folding
Short picatinny rails @ 3, 6 & 9 o'clock for mounting lights (think hog gun) and a stubby VFG or Grip Pod @ 6.

All this while cutting another 8 to 12 ounces or more from total weight.

Then I could save my beautiful laminate stock for displaying my GSR!



For factory options, I would really, really love to see the GSR available in 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmore, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester & .30-06. Even better, a modular GSR with interchangeable barrels so you can just buy the barrel and bolt, then swap on the fly.






.270 and .30-06 would require a long-action receiver and bolt. Not that rifles in those calibers are a bad thing, but short-action is more in line with the Scout concept as expressed by Col. Cooper. And that concept was the point of the RGSR, if I remember -3/4" each to the chamber, bolt, receiver, and stock to accommodate long-action cartridges like .30-06 would add weight and bulk to the rifle without meaningful performance increases within the rifle's design envelope.

Now the other .308Win-based cartridges like 7mm-08 and 6.5 Creedmoor would be pretty cool. Preferably in that order, IMO.


Wasn't the 7mm-08 originally designed as a work-aaround for jurisdictions that prohibited firearms in military calibers?



From what little I know, that sounds plausible, and I believe (though I'm not certain) that Col. Cooper also suggested it as an alternate Scout chambering in places where "military" calibers are restricted, or for folks who are a little more recoil-sensitive.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 5:40:31 PM
This longer barreled rifle looks ungainly to me with the flash suppressor. Steyr Cooper has a 19" barrel and with the slim fluted barrel profile and longer rifle stock it looks shorter. Stainless is an OK idea if you need it. GSR's are till a good buy if you can't pony up for the real Scout.
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Parts for the Ruger are readily available....I would hate to have to find let alone pay for Steyrs 10rd magazines....meanwhile Brownells has a boat load of Ruger 10rd'rs....
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I am awaiting paperwork completion to be able to pick up my Ruger Scout.
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Posted: 3/22/2013 10:10:59 PM
I have been looking for one also, but now this Ruger Scout Stainless with a 18" barrel adds a new twist the the problem. I have to have one also.


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Here are non-catalog pix of my export GSR with 18" barrel and no flashhider:



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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:18:41 AM
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For those interested, the FAL slip-over mag loader, in conjunction with 5-rd M-14/M1A-style stripper clips, can be used to charge the 10-rd Ruger Poly mag. Presumably, the same rig will work on the 5-rd Ruger poly mag.

Chamfering the inner, rear edge of the mag body might be needed; I only tried but one of my many FAL mag-chargers. Possibly there are sufficient variances in the mag-charger units to eliminate the filing. With the example I used, the rear of the ctg would sometimes hang up on the inner rear wall of the mag, unless the mag charger was held so that it was moved as far forward as possible. In that case, the ctgs went into the mag with no problems.

I've got a butt-load of FAL chargers. One of 'em will work. As a fall-back, I could always epoxy a thin shim inside the front of the mag loader to take up the slack and allow perfect feeding. I am NOT recommending filing the rear of the plastic mag, BTW.

I don't recommend this type of mag loading procedure as a regular thing. For one thing, it might ding up the plastic feed-lips over time. Still, knowing how to, and being able to load mags in a hurry might be a handy thing someday. Just sayin"
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