Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifles with Composite Stocks

Ruger Gunsite Scout

Ruger is now selling Gunsite Scout rifles with composite stocks. These new guns drop 0.75 pounds from the overall package.

Currently there are two models available with a composite stock – one with a matte black finish and one with a stainless finish. The black version will carry an MSRP of $1,039, while the stainless will go for $1,099.

Ruger Gunsite Scout

Both of the new rifles are chambered in .308 Win. No word from Ruger if the company will introduce .223 Rem versions of the Gunsite Scout with a composite stock.

Ruger Gunsite Scout

From Ruger:

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Now Available With A Lightweight Composite Stock

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces that the popular Gunsite Scout Rifle is now available with a lightweight, black composite stock. The composite stock reduces the rifle weight to 6.25 pounds, 3/4 pounds less than the popular laminate wood stock version. This new version features a forward aluminum bedding block and rear aluminum pillar that positively locate the receiver and free float the 16.1″ barrel for outstanding accuracy.

The new composite stock, available on right-hand rifles chambered in .308 Win., contains the versatile adjustable length of pull found on all models of the current Gunsite Scout Rifle. Recognizing the importance of a proper fitting rifle, Ruger developed this adjustable system, which allows the shooter to change the length of pull to fit their individual needs. The length of pull can be adjusted from 12.75″ to 14.25″ to give the shooter the proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear of varying thickness, or properly fit the rifle to different shooters.

A swivel stud boss is molded into the stock immediately in front of the magazine well. This allows the stock to be drilled and a third swivel stud installed for use with the popular three-point “Ching” Slings.

Developed in conjunction with Gunsite Academy, America’s oldest private firearms training facility, the Gunsite Scout Rifle is a relatively lightweight, do-all rifle, consistent with Col. Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept. Based on the Ruger® M77® family, the Gunsite Scout Rifle has M77 features such as controlled round feed and integral scope mounts (scope rings included) and is supplied with a 10-round detachable steel box magazine. The rifle’s trigger guard and magazine well are formed with glass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14-style paddle just ahead of the trigger guard.

Given the lighter weight of the composite stock, these new models are equipped with a radial port muzzle brake fitted on 5/8″-24 muzzle threads. A thread protector is shipped with each rifle and can be used to protect the muzzle threads if the installed muzzle brake is removed.

The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle contains a medium contour, cold hammer-forged 16.1″ barrel with a protected non-glare post front sight and receiver mounted, adjustable ghost ring rear sight. A forward-mounted Picatinny rail offers options in mounting an assortment of optics – including Scout Scopes, reflex sights and red dots for “both eyes open” sighting and super-fast target acquisition.

Polymer magazines also are available for the Gunsite Scout Rifle and are available at in 10-, 5- and 3-round capacities. These rugged, smooth-feeding magazines are durable, easy to load and feed smoothly. The 3-round magazine is near flush-fitting and is a great accessory to have when hunting. These polymer magazines can be readily disassembled and reassembled for cleaning and have been function and drop tested at extreme temperatures ranging from -30° F to +140° F. A snap-on dust cover, included with each magazine, keeps the internals of the magazine clean and allows long-term storage of a loaded magazine without risk of deforming the magazine feed lips.

Richard Johnson

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  • I was going to say. At first glance I was feeling what Vitsaus was saying! Just, oh my! That’s quite expensive! Makes me feel more broke. LOL. But Fred, you make some excellent points. It’s better to understand the pricing now. I would hope it’d all be worth it though!

  • Guest

    All wood-stock GSRs that I’ve seen retail, none were over $800

  • Grindstone50k

    I’ve handled both, and the Ruger is better. But that doesn’t mean the MVP is a pile of crap, it’s a very decent rifle. But I would rather spend the extra c-note for a better, smoother, more reliable action.

  • Grindstone50k

    Glad to see this. I’ve been wanting a GSR for a while, but I didn’t really care for the laminated wood stock.

  • Chase Buchanan

    Took ’em long enough. I don’t know how Ruger could make a scout rifle and forget all about the “lightweight polymer stock” part of the concept.

  • ComeAndTakeIt

    I have to say the composite stock with adjustable length of pull and the new muzzle brake is making me give the GSR a second look.

  • Surfgun

    Ugh, a muzzle brake. Ruger should have kept the flash suppressor.

    • uisconfruzed

      Both look hideous, I may need one to hang my can on.

  • It’s about time. Now if they would just trade that bus-sized mag for something slimmer.

  • Bill

    I’d love to remember what I paid for my Savage Scout over 10 years ago. I like the idea of the muzzle attachments and the larger magazine, but for a utility rifle, I’m not sure that they are worth the surcharge.

  • Dracon1201

    So you just want a regular m77 then? Because that is literally what you are asking for.

  • uisconfruzed

    They also added a fixed ejector, great for a reloader, it doesn’t launch the brass. I’ve been looking at this and the Savage Hog, With Savage’s price, trigger and multiple aftermarket parts (speed firing pin, etc). It’s still in the lead.