Steyr Updates Scout Rifle Offerings

Steyr Scout Green

Steyr Arms made an number of announcements about the company’s Scout Rifle line including the addition of new colors and a permanent price drop. Rifles are available in two new colors: OD green and MUD. MUD is a color similar to flat dark earth.

Steyr Scout Green

The rifles now carry an MSRP of $1,699. Through the end of the year, the company dropped the price an additional $200 to $1,499. The pricing applies to all of the color variants.

Steyr Scout Green

From Steyr:

BESSEMER, Ala. (Nov. 18, 2014) — Steyr Arms announced today that it has expanded its Scout Rifle line with the introduction of OD Green and “MUD” stock variants, both of which are now on American soil. Steyr also announced a substantial across-the-board reduction to the suggested retail price of its Scout Rifle offerings.

Due to the increased popularity of the Scout Rifle and a large purchase order from its parent company in Austria, Steyr is now offering a lower retail price of $1,699 for a Black, Gray, OD Green or MUD Scout Rifle in .308 Win. And now through the end the year, Steyr is offering an additional $200 savings, making a new .308 Scout Rifle just $1,499.

Steyr’s OD Green was first used more than 40 years ago on the legendary SSG 69 tactical rifle. OD Green was rebooted last month with the introduction of the AUG A3 M1 rifle, and it is now available as a standard stock-color option for the Scout. The new MUD color offering is similar to the familiar field dark earth color, and it also now available on the Scout Rifle.

The Steyr Scout was the result of a unique and nearly decade-long collaboration between scout-rifle-concept creator Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper and Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH. The lightweight, .308-caliber bolt-action, all-purpose Steyr Scout rifle can accept a low-powered, forward-mounted scope for accurate fire and both-eyes-open operation to detect flanking dangers. Backup “ghost-ring” iron sights integrated to the top rail can be deployed within seconds should the optics fail.

In keeping with Cooper’s requirement for a magazine cutoff, Steyr incorporated a two-position magazine system that allowed the rifle to be fed individually with the five-round magazine in a lowered position. The magazine could be seated one step further with minimal pressure, allowing the bolt to feed cartridges directly from the magazine. A second five-round backup magazine is contained in the buttstock.

The Scout Rifle also features a bipod that is seamlessly integrated to the stock when closed. Five sling-swivel attachment points allow the addition of Cooper’s favored Ching Sling on either side of the rifle.

Measuring just 39.4 inches and weighing in at 6.6 pounds, the Steyr Scout also features a fluted 20-inch cold-hammer-forged barrel.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • mgomez

    omg…i just lost $1400…

  • markgreenman

    One of the coolest bolt guns in existence. Major want.

    • Patrick Mingle

      I have always wanted one and this is going to make it hard not to buy one

  • Anonymoose

    Do they still make them in .376 Steyr?

    • RocketScientist

      According to their website, only come in the following chamberings:

      .223 Rem.
      .243 Rem.
      7 mm-08 Rem.
      .308 Win.

      • Anonymoose

        That’s no fun. :

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Good on them with the price drop… We’re about to see more of those around the board I think.

    I’d still like to see a threaded barrel and an ever so slightly heavier barrel. As is, the Scout in 308 is probably the strongest recoiling 308 I’ve ever used. A little more weight wouldn’t be the end of the world.

    The 223 is very cool, but 1:8 twist would be a welcome change. That gun with 69gr and 77gr would be excellent. So close Steyr… So close!

  • CrankyFool

    This is an ignorant question, not a comment disguised as a question: I’m a huge fan of bolt-action 308 rifles (I have 3 of them). What makes this one so fantastically great and different?

    I see the integrated bipod which is cute (I hope the barrel is free-floated so using the bipod doesn’t shift point of aim); I see the forward scope mount which IMHO is a bit of a pain because it lowers the number of options you have. The magazine cutoff stuff is weird, and I don’t see it as a positive.

    So what makes this rifle about 4x better than, say, my Savage Axis 308?

    • Tater22

      Not wanting to get into a debate over what 308 rifle is better than the
      others but did want to address a couple of your comments/questions. The
      rifle is set up for either a forward mounted scout scope or a
      conventional scope. You can see this in the images in the article.
      Also the barrel is completely free-floating. The barreled-action is
      held
      to, and bedded in the stock by means of two aluminum pillars in the
      stock.

      The magazine cut-off probably won’t be of much use to
      anyone. A couple of other features is the additional magazine storage
      in the stock, stock spacers, and a storage compartment in the pistol
      grip area.

      Overall whether the rifle is for you is personal
      preference. While I do not own a scout I have shot them before and I
      have enjoyed it. The trigger and ergonomics work well for me.

  • toxie

    I’ve got one in 223 that with the IER scope shoots 52gr reloads into 3 round groups of .8″. I love the rifle, it is very confidence inspiring and extremely well built. I do wish it was 1/8 though.

    Guess I’ll have to spend the cheddar on a 308 now.

  • Lateo

    Bought a .223 Scout in 2003, still incredibly accurate. The British army SA80 Sling is the best to use [2 sling swivels needed].