You may have read about the Canadian Ranger’s selection of the Tikka CTR to replace the Lee Enfield for arctic operations. But there were other rifles in the competition too! One of those came from Steyr, who adapted their classic scout rifle to fit the Ranger’s requests.
This unit features the extended magazine adapter for 10 round mags, a monolithic top rail, and HK style diopter sights. Add in the orange panels for the “hi viz” requirement, a stainless threaded barrel, and you’ve got a pretty unusual rifle!
Only 15 of these Steyr Scout’s were produced and 12 are being sold to the Canadian public. $2250 got you the rifle and 2 magazines. From what I understand, they were all bought up in the course of a few days!