It looks like Ruger quietly rolled out a 6.5 Creedmoor Gunsite Scout as a Davidson’s exclusive without so much as a peep as far as I can tell. With the 6.5 Creedmoor skyrocketing in popularity, it only makes sense that Ruger rolls out a Gunsite Scout chambered for the super flat shooting cartridge.
For those of you unaware why the Gunsite Scout is a thing, the concep[t traces its roots back to the late Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of what is now Gunsite Academy. He specified some requirements for a general purpose rifle that was capable of hitting a man sized target out to 450 meters.
The new 6.5 Creedmoor pushes that distance out a bit further and if you were to combine the flatter shooting cartridge with a modern variable 1 power scope like the Bushnell SMRS 1-8.5×24, you can extend the effective range of the Gunsite Scout from 450 meters out past 900 meters in my opinion.
The Davidson’s exclusive will ship with a 10 round magazine and a green digital camo synthetic stock, no word if other variants will be offered.
I am personally kind of excited by the new variant of the Gunsite Scout because I have fully adopted the 6.5 Creedmoor and having a rifle on hand that shoots the same cartridge and uses the same magazines as my long range rifle keeps the volume of spare mags and ammo I keep on hand in check. Will I be buying a 6.5 Creedmoor Gunsite Scout for a hunting rifle? Maybe.
The only place to see the rifle is on the Davidson’s Gallery Of Guns listing for the 6.5 Creedmoor Gunsite Scout. It is listed with an MSRP of $1,139.00.