New Ruger Scout M77 bolt rifle in .308

New Ruger Scout M77 bolt rifle in .308

This is a discussion on New Ruger Scout M77 bolt rifle in .308 within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; This looks interesting... http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsit...le/models.html I'm still leaning toward a Remington 7600 pump rifle for myself for the faster follow-up shots and lower cost...but this looks ...

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    Lightbulb New Ruger Scout M77 bolt rifle in .308

    This looks interesting...

    http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsit...le/models.html

    I'm still leaning toward a Remington 7600 pump rifle for myself for the faster follow-up shots and lower cost...but this looks good too, depending on the street price.

    Nice that Ruger is including a 10-round mag right from the factory...that is a big plus, and unusual, in this rifle class. And, unless I am mistaken, you can top off the Ruger's mag from a bolt-open position...not something you can do with the pump Remington 7600.

    Dangit...maybe I'm liking this better than the pump rifle.
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    That does look interesting. Well, except for that flash hider or whatever it is on the muzzle. You won't come across many modern bolt rifles these days with the iron sights either. I like the Ruger M77 rifles in general, but if I'm getting a bolt action, I'd be less likely to get one with an extended detachable magazine. If you're looking into the faster follow up shots, why not an auto loader like the Rem 742? IMO, a bolt action could be just as fast as a pump. MSRP and actual retail can make up to a $200 difference in price depending.

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    I do find that very interesting.....thanks for posting my good man.
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    Very nice. I like that a lot.
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    Looks neat; don't expect it to be cheap though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Looks neat; don't expect it to be cheap though.
    Of course not, it has a GunSite logo on it. I've been wanting another .308 for a while and that one may take the cake, either that or a Browning BAR Lightweight

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    Well it looks cool. I'll give them that.
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    Very interesting looking rifle. It's definitely growing on me the more I look at it.

    Kind of funky to see a 10 rnd DBM on a bolt action though. However, in keeping with the traditional Jeff Cooper Scout rifle specs, it seems to meet them all. And beats the Austrian Steyr Scout $2,600 price tag by a large margin, although the Steyr does include a Leupold 2.5 x Optic.

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    I have always liked the scout rifle concept as proposed by the late Col.

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    Here's a review by Jeff Quinn at Gunblast.com.


    Here's a link to the Ruger Forum for a gun review and some nice photos. (The same review by the same author is also over at The High Road and The Firing Line forums). http://rugerforum.net/ruger-bolt-act...rs-review.html
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    Very, very interesting! Not as lefty-friendly as my Browning Takedown BLR, which has an available forward scope mount, but this Ruger is probably a much sturdier weapon in really rugged conditions, and with a forward-mounted scope, reaching over the top of the action to work the bolt is easier than with a conventionally-mounted scope. I had wanted to try a Ruger Frontier, but saw very few, and none in my favored .308, before they were discontinued. Perhaps, I might act on one of these, if they stay in production a while. 2011 is not likely to be a big year for acquisition for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    Very, very interesting!

    ...2011 is not likely to be a big year for acquisition for me.
    Yeah, me either as I just bought a new house!

    But I'm already scheming on how to get a hold of one of these as soon as possible!
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    One of the reasons I'm leaning toward .308 or .30-06 (instead of, say, .30-30 or 7.62 x 39) is for the potential ability to engage targets at longer range (not that I find that scenario likely, but still...).

    My only concern with this rifle, other than price, is the short 16 inch barrel - not sure that is really suited to longer distances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Looks neat; don't expect it to be cheap though.
    Got a quote locally for $809.
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    Nice looking weapon, love the 308
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