Training with the Ruger Scout Rifle

We are at the Gunsite Academy outside Prescott, AZ, to answer a question we have heard from many viewers of Best Defense Survival: What is the role of a major caliber rifle in self defense? The Ruger Scout Rifle was designed with the needs of the preparedness community in mind. Let’s demystify this rifle which has become one of the hot selling bolt action rifle over the last two years.

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Ruger Scout Rifle

Gunsite Academy

5 Responses to Training with the Ruger Scout Rifle

  1. Anonymous

    July 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    That looks like a ton of fun. I think I’d fit right in down there.

  2. Chad Hendrix

    July 11, 2012 at 3:13 am

    That’s it! I have to plan a trip to Gunsite! I love how when given the option, Michael went in the box! Way to Go! I would love to watch Mr. Bane shoot in a cowboy match also! Listening to the Podcast every week, then watching the shows really brings the lessons home!

  3. Miguel Rodriguez

    July 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    It appears Gunsite’s rifle technique has changed from the Jeff Cooper era to its present form where the rifle is removed and/or lowered from the shoulder and/or head off the stock when the bolt is manipulated. This seems quite a bit slower and cumbersome than the way they used to teach it at 270–aggressive bolt manipulation where the rifle remains on the shoulder and still on target.

  4. Brian

    July 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Does anyone know which scope rings Michael used with that Burris Optic on the GSR? I would like to get the same set up on mine…

  5. Miguel Rodriguez

    July 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I re-read my post. The last line should have said: This seems quite a bit slower and cumbersome than the way they used to teach it at 270–aggressive bolt manipulation where the rifle remains on the shoulder, the cheek weld maintained and still on target.

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