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Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Pete Moore tests the new Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle based on Jeff Cooper’s original concept of a go anywhere, do anything gun

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  • Just bought one, you definitely can't fit a 40mm scope of the mechanism unless you remove the rail, looks awful without it!! Just ordered new rings to fit the scope from Ruger.

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    Paul1973
    27 Feb 2015 at 06:16 PM
  • Hi, I want to use the leatherwood 2-7 32 scout scope with 1 inch warne qd rings, what height would be best.
    thanks, Will.

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    valencia192
    11 May 2012 at 07:37 PM
  • I have read good reviews on the leatherwood 2-7 x 32 with it's eye relief of 13.2 inches, it is on sale at midway uk for £169. I only shoot at 75 metres, so this scope or Iron sights are fine for this distance. I use to own an M10A1, which I liked a lot but 7,62 x 39 is not very accurate and I was not keen on the muzzle break, so when I read about the ruger gunsite scout, I was eager to get hold of one. I think this rifle is awesome, picking it up the weight felt, perfect. the black/grey laminate stock looks the part, it matches the 18 inch stainless steel silver/grey barrel. holding the rifle to my shoulder felt perfect and the iron sights lined up nicely. I like the fact that you can add or subtract the 1/2 spacers of which their are three. I have felt a lot smoother bolts than this but it should bed down better in time. Trigger seemed crisp and the butt pad felt comfortable in the shoulder. The ten round magazine which is a single stacked column was a bit fiddly to feed because you had to feed under the lips, that means you would not be able to top up in the rifle but saying that it is a very reliable mag. First impressions on this rifle are 10/10. I have been in touch with viking arms who have told me that the next batch of scouts will be screw cut in the uk and it will be done so that you screw the front sight assembly off, so the cut is nicely concealed, obviously this will up the price on a new rifle. Anybody who owns an uncut version can have it done the same way but I was quoted £140 for this special screw cut. Ruger have also manufactured some new polymer magazines in 3,5 and 10 rounds and these can be top fed without removing the mag from the rifle. The main difference with the american and uk models are usa scout has 16.5 inch black annodised alloy steel barrel with a muzzle break and the bottom of the hand grip is carved with the gunsite logo, when I asked ruger about this they replied, they did not bother with the logo on the international models as to speed up production and the muzzle break and barrel was sanctioned by us laws. Either way who really cares, I prefer our version and going off internet reviews, so do a lot of americans.

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    valencia192
    18 Apr 2012 at 07:43 PM
  • GMK Ltd, import and distribute both Burris and Leupold, but due to the nature of their design they may not have them in stock as they have never caught on in the UK. Speak to them and they might order one in for you.

    I had a Leupold on my Scout and have recenetly swapped it in favour of a more conventional, over-receiver design. The reason - target aquisition and reticule placement on an optic with a maximum magnification of x2.5 does not allow for longer shots on deer, certainly in woodland.

    The Leatherwood 2-7x32 sounds like a good compromise though.

    PM

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    pete moore
    18 Apr 2012 at 03:40 PM
  • Hi, I am interested in the scout scope option and there are three choices;
    leupold, burris and leatherwood 2-7 x32 but the only one I can get in england is the leatherwood and that's from midway uk, they do have the other 2 listed but they are not for sale, where can I get the others from and which do you think is the best choice.
    regards, Will.

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    valencia192
    18 Apr 2012 at 02:09 PM
  • OK, thanks for that

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    pete moore
    26 Mar 2012 at 03:24 PM
  • Hi, Pete, Is it because we have the 18.5 inch barrel that the stock is not stamped with the gunsite logo.
    regards, Will

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    valencia192
    26 Mar 2012 at 03:17 PM


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Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Pete Moore tests the new Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle based on Jeff Cooper’s original concept of a go anywhere, do anything gun

Comments

  • Just bought one, you definitely can't fit a 40mm scope of the mechanism unless you remove the rail, looks awful without it!! Just ordered new rings to fit the scope from Ruger.

    Default profile image
    Paul1973
    27 Feb 2015 at 06:16 PM
  • Hi, I want to use the leatherwood 2-7 32 scout scope with 1 inch warne qd rings, what height would be best.
    thanks, Will.

    Default profile image
    valencia192
    11 May 2012 at 07:37 PM
  • I have read good reviews on the leatherwood 2-7 x 32 with it's eye relief of 13.2 inches, it is on sale at midway uk for £169. I only shoot at 75 metres, so this scope or Iron sights are fine for this distance. I use to own an M10A1, which I liked a lot but 7,62 x 39 is not very accurate and I was not keen on the muzzle break, so when I read about the ruger gunsite scout, I was eager to get hold of one. I think this rifle is awesome, picking it up the weight felt, perfect. the black/grey laminate stock looks the part, it matches the 18 inch stainless steel silver/grey barrel. holding the rifle to my shoulder felt perfect and the iron sights lined up nicely. I like the fact that you can add or subtract the 1/2 spacers of which their are three. I have felt a lot smoother bolts than this but it should bed down better in time. Trigger seemed crisp and the butt pad felt comfortable in the shoulder. The ten round magazine which is a single stacked column was a bit fiddly to feed because you had to feed under the lips, that means you would not be able to top up in the rifle but saying that it is a very reliable mag. First impressions on this rifle are 10/10. I have been in touch with viking arms who have told me that the next batch of scouts will be screw cut in the uk and it will be done so that you screw the front sight assembly off, so the cut is nicely concealed, obviously this will up the price on a new rifle. Anybody who owns an uncut version can have it done the same way but I was quoted £140 for this special screw cut. Ruger have also manufactured some new polymer magazines in 3,5 and 10 rounds and these can be top fed without removing the mag from the rifle. The main difference with the american and uk models are usa scout has 16.5 inch black annodised alloy steel barrel with a muzzle break and the bottom of the hand grip is carved with the gunsite logo, when I asked ruger about this they replied, they did not bother with the logo on the international models as to speed up production and the muzzle break and barrel was sanctioned by us laws. Either way who really cares, I prefer our version and going off internet reviews, so do a lot of americans.

    Default profile image
    valencia192
    18 Apr 2012 at 07:43 PM
  • GMK Ltd, import and distribute both Burris and Leupold, but due to the nature of their design they may not have them in stock as they have never caught on in the UK. Speak to them and they might order one in for you.

    I had a Leupold on my Scout and have recenetly swapped it in favour of a more conventional, over-receiver design. The reason - target aquisition and reticule placement on an optic with a maximum magnification of x2.5 does not allow for longer shots on deer, certainly in woodland.

    The Leatherwood 2-7x32 sounds like a good compromise though.

    PM

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    pete moore
    18 Apr 2012 at 03:40 PM
  • Hi, I am interested in the scout scope option and there are three choices;
    leupold, burris and leatherwood 2-7 x32 but the only one I can get in england is the leatherwood and that's from midway uk, they do have the other 2 listed but they are not for sale, where can I get the others from and which do you think is the best choice.
    regards, Will.

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    valencia192
    18 Apr 2012 at 02:09 PM
  • OK, thanks for that

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    pete moore
    26 Mar 2012 at 03:24 PM
  • Hi, Pete, Is it because we have the 18.5 inch barrel that the stock is not stamped with the gunsite logo.
    regards, Will

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    valencia192
    26 Mar 2012 at 03:17 PM


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