Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

    tn_1-tm-tfbI 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.

    Caliber .308 Win.
    Capacity 10 rounds
    Finish black
    Barrel 16.5″
    Twist 1:10
    Stock Black Laminate
    Total Length 38.00″ / 39.50″ (with/without flash suppressor)
    Weight 7 lbs
    Front Sight Mini-14 Post
    Rear Sight Ghost ring
    MSRP (Price) $995

    I think Ruger and Gunsite have done a great job. I am really looking forward to shooting one of these Scounts at the range.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!