I was saddened in July 2009 when Ruger announced that they had discontinued the Ruger Frontier rifle, a rifle that was close in concept to Col. Coopers scout rifle. It ‘warmed the cockles of my heart’ to read that Ruger is now offering a true scount rifle in collaboration with the Gunsite Academy (the school founded by Col. Cooper).
The .308 Win. chambered Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features Mini-14-style ghost sights, forward scope rail (for a scope-style scope), 10 round box magazine and a 16.5″ long threaded barrel with a Mini-14 flash hider. In short: almost everything you want from a scout rifle.
Without a scope it weighs 7 lbs. If you add a Leupold FX-II 2.5x28mm IER Scout scope and rings, the total weight would be just over 7.5 lbs. Not bad at all.
|Total Length||38.00″ / 39.50″ (with/without flash suppressor)|
|Front Sight||Mini-14 Post|
|Rear Sight||Ghost ring|
I think Ruger and Gunsite have done a great job. I am really looking forward to shooting one of these Scounts at the range.