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Ruger Introduces New Platform in Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle, the ideal “fighting carbine” in .308 Winchester that is a credible rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept. Cooper called for a relatively lightweight, hard hitting, do-all rifle that in the hands of an accomplished shooter was able to place accurate, sustained fire out to long ranges, yet was quick-handling and light enough for all-day carry.

Developed in conjunction with Gunsite instructor Ed Head, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is a new platform in the Ruger M77® family. While the Scout Rifle has M77 features such as controlled round feed and integral scope mounts (scope rings included), the 10-round detachable box magazine is the first clue this isn’t your grandfather’s Ruger rifle.

“Ruger has taken an in depth look at the intended purpose of a Scout Rifle and developed a full-featured rifle designed to meet the Scout Rifle criteria of hunt, fight, defend,” says Head. “This firearm offers outstanding features in an affordable, versatile and reliable rifle designed to deliver .308 Winchester performance in a variety of situations. It is compact, lightweight, offers 10-round box magazines, can be fit to the individual shooter, and accommodates a host of optics. It is a serious rifle for those serious about rifles.”

The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle has a 16.5″ medium contour, cold hammer-forged, alloy steel barrel with a Mini-14® protected non-glare post front sight and receiver mounted, adjustable ghost ring rear sight for out-of-the-box usability. A forward mounted Picatinny rail offers options in mounting an assortment of optics – including Scout Scopes available from Burris® and Leupold®, for “both eyes open” sighting and super-fast target acquisition.

A Mini-14/SR-556® flash suppressor is effective on reducing the muzzle flash that may be present on some .308 Winchester loads when fired out of the short (16.5″) barrel. The 5/8-24 muzzle threads allow most standard .30 caliber muzzle accessories – flash suppressors, muzzle brakes, and sound suppressors – to be installed.

The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features a matte black oxide alloy steel barrel and receiver on a black laminate stock with sling swivel studs and checkered grip and forearm. A soft rubber recoil pad, with three 1/2″ spacers allows the length of pull to be adjusted and allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or to give the shooter the proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear of varying thickness. With its compact size and weighing in at just under seven pounds, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle combines ease of carry and shooting for the serious Scout Rifle enthusiast.

The rifle’s trigger guard and magazine well are formed with glass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14 paddle just ahead of the trigger guard. “Gunsite Scout Rifle” is engraved on the grip cap of the laminated, weather resistant stock, and the receiver is roll-marked “Ruger Gunsite Scout”, commemorating the collaboration of Ruger with Gunsite Academy, America’s oldest private firearms training facility.

As they say, beware the man with one gun, for he probably knows how to use it. Never has this been more true than with the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, the one rifle to have if you could only have one. It is the perfect lightweight, hard-hitting, do-it-all bolt-action rifle – where rugged, reliable Ruger meets the practical, tactical.


Stock: Black Laminate
Material: Alloy Steel
Front Sight: Post
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Barrel Length: 16.50″
Overall Length: 38.00″ – 39.50″
Weight: 7.00 lbs.
Length of Pull 12.75″ – 14.25″
Twist: 1:10″ RH Grooves: 6
Capacity: 10
Finish: Matte Black
Suggested Retail: $995.00

Watch the DRTV video: The Rebirth of the Colonel Cooper’s Scout Rifle

For more information on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, or to learn more about the extensive award winning line of Ruger firearms, visit www.Ruger.com. To find accessories for the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle or other Ruger firearms, visit www.ShopRuger.com.

6 Responses to Ruger Introduces New Platform in Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

  1. cmblake6

    January 1, 2011 at 5:41 am

    10 rd stick? Single stack? Hmmph. All sweet though.

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  3. paul abshire

    January 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    6.5 x 55 Swedish with minimum 18 inch barrel would get my money

  4. Col. Korn

    April 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    OK Boys, I think I got somethin here that will shed some light on this here subject an maybe save some o you fellers (Especially the smart ones) some Money. Back in the great W-W-2 we already had these so called Scout Rifles but back then we called um “Jungle Carbines”.

    Now before you get all flustered, I know Col. Cooper meant well when he come up with this here concept but maybe where he served in the Marines in the pacific, they didnt have no Englishmen with these here fine rifles for him to look at and see for him self…

    so I say in the beginning here that Col. Cooper is hereby absolved of any mistakes he made by Copying an already bein used design. It go’s without sayin that he meant no harm an only wanted to help us by havin a rifle that the democrats couldent take away…(Theres a who lot o Liberals readin this that are screamin about now but thats just too bad).

    So, I went over tha checklist Col. Cooper came up with an the only criteria that dont match is that it aint made in America….But Ill get to that later.

    Now HERE is a fine ol Jungle Carbine in 308 (Thats 762X54 to you Liberals) that sold on-Line for $300.00 : http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=215730585 (Now Im not sayin that Im the one who bought it, Mind you) And you can also get these in 762X39 (Thats the Evil SKS/AK round, to you Liberals)

    an Here is what it Might look like if I got my hands on it: http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Enfield_scout1.jpg

    but I would have added one of there extended mags to it so’s to keep with the 20 rd guidelines of Col. Cooper: http://www.specialinterestarms.com/index.php?page=enfield_conversions

    and then my finished rifle would look somethin like this: http://www.303british.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jc1.JPG

    Now, about the “wandering Zero” Myth. None of Mine ever have…but if yours does, try “Free Floating” the Barrel (Now I dont expect biginners or Liberals to know what that means but I figgure you old timers will teach um for me).

    Now, I figgure that after all is said an done Id have me about $500.00 in that “Jungle Scout” (Includin a Dandy Scope) an thats just about half of what the Ruger go’s for…..

    So, you fellers heed what Im sayin: I aint sayin that this here Ruger scout aint no good, Jus the opposite, Its a mighty fine rifle. All Im sayin is that the idea been around fer a long time an if some O you fellers that having a hard time makin ends meet wants a nice handy Scout rifle but cant afford this here Ruger, then heres one you can own for a lot less, (An at the Range, I bet ya ittl turn more heads than the Ruger will, Hands Down!)

    Your Obt. Svt,
    Col Korn,
    Chief o Mayhem, In the Great WW-2 (An tha Cold War)
    Currently Chief O Security an Sanitation,
    OXOjamm Studios.

  5. Chris Carlson

    May 19, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Got my Ruger Scout Rifle a few weeks ago and I love it. Paid 750 NIB from my local gun store. Took it to the range on my way home from purchasing it and shot a box of PMC ammo through it with the open sights and got very good accuracy.
    With the Ruger I know it will always work and work well. As one Guide is quoted as saying ” I like my Rugers because they always work and they never break” I feel the same way. I trust all my ruger firearms

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