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New Ruger Scout M77 bolt rifle in .308

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    Researching the LC6 trigger Ruger is using on the Scout rifle, it seems they may have missed the mark by way of creating a big improvement over the old Mk II trigger.

    Some people say it is definitely better, but many say not by much. Not compared to the trigger improvements other companies have made like Savage with their Accu-Trigger, or Remington's X-Mark Pro among others.

    Seems it's kind of a hit and miss proposition with the LC6 trigger Ruger is using.

    So, if I do get one the Ruger Gunsite Scouts, I may have to end up buying an aftermarket Timney trigger in order to get everything out of the rifle's capability. Not a big deal. Just an added expense if the stock trigger ends up being crap.

    Too bad Ruger couldn't have hit it out of the park with their new LC6 trigger like others have been able.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    In one of the videos with the representatives from Ruger and Gunsite, they were reporting that using Hornady ammunition, they have been chronographing about 2,800 fps out of rifles with a 22 inch barrel and about 2,640 fps out of the Ruger Scout with 16.5 inch barrel.
    Wow. That's way better than I expected. That would get you out to about six hundred yards or so without a softball like arc.

    Honestly, that's about what I load my .308 hunting ammo to (2650ish) out of a 22 inch Rem 700. I will admit that the velocity listed above IS a significant firepower increase over the 7.62X39.

    One can not discount the guns intended purpose and what it was designed for when leveling criticism against it.
    I guess that's the problem. I don't see any real purpose for this thing (apart from what any other compact bolt gun can do). I'm just not getting it.

    It does look cool though. :)
    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It does look cool though. :)
    Timmy, I got so many ugly and plain looking guns already... sometimes a person may just want something because it is cool looking. Nothing wrong with that.
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    Bark'n, I'm with you there.

    It will have the people in the next shooting lane talking. It is very cool.

    I almost bought a L.E. jungle carbine a few years back just because it was cool.
    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    There are some of the Enfield SMLE's around in .308 and while nothing is wrong with the .303, I think the more modern .308 will give you much more load options in commercial ammo.

    I'm still stuck on the trigger they are using on Ruger Scout. Too bad Ruger doesn't seem to produce great triggers on their rifles. Okay triggers, but not great triggers.

    Getting a new trigger is an expense I may not want to go with for an already pricey general purpose rifle. I'll just have to wait and see. Probably won't even consider getting one until next deer season at the earliest. I want to see what real reviews are like as opposed to reviews from those who write for the gun rags.
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    Looks cool, I may have to get one myself. I have always thought the scout rifle concept would be the way to go if a person had only one rifle.
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    Well, it's starting to show up at GunBroker.com in the $730 - $750 price range, so that is making it look just a little more appealing!
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