Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a caliber addition to the Gunsite Scout Rifle series: the 450 Bushmaster. This is the second 450 Bushmaster rifle the company has introduced in the past few months. The previous announcement covered a new Ruger American Rifle in the caliber.
The new gun follows the same styling and functional details as the existing Gunsite Scout rifles. Among its features:
- stock – The new rifle uses a stock made of American walnut. It has checkering in the grip and fore end areas. A soft rubber pad at the back of the stock helps to absorb recoil. Ruger includes three 1/2″ spacers with the pad to allow the shooter to adjust the length of pull
- barrel – Ruger uses a 16.1″ cold hammer forged barrel that is free floated. The barrel is threaded (11/16″-24) and comes equipped with a Ruger Precision Rifle Hybrid Muzzle Brake. According to the company, this brake offers recoil reduction while keeping the blast to either side at a minimum.
- sights – One of the obvious scout rifle features is the forward placement of a scope. This gun does not ship with glass, but it does have a Picatinny rail for adding one that is mounted forward of the receiver. Additionally, the gun ships with iron sights: adjustable rear and a protected front.
These guns are shipping now and carry a MSRP of $1,199.