The .450 Bushmaster has never been a caliber to explode onto the firearm scene and soar in popularity, but it never ceases to decline in popularity either. In fact, Ruger has been getting growing requests for them to chamber the caliber in more and more rifle models. To satisfy those needs, a Ruger Scout chambered in .450 Bushmaster is now available for consumers with a black synthetic stock and a matte stainless steel barrel.
This rifle employs the supremely strong Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor system, offers traditional Ruger integral scope mounts with the Ruger rings included and has a beefy muzzle brake. The complete specifications for the Ruger Scout .450 Bushmaster can be read below:
- 16.1″ Matte S/S Barrel
- Free-Floated, Cold Hammer-Forged Barrel w/ Ultra-Precise Rifling
- Ruger Precision Rifle® Hybrid Muzzle Brake (Thread Protector Included)
- Non-Glare, Protected Blade Front Sight & Ghost-Ring, Adjustable Rear Sight
- 11/16″ x 24 T.P.I. Thread Pattern
- 1:16″ Right-Hand Twist w/ 6-Groove Rifling
- Black Synthetic Stock
- Integral Scope Mounts (Scope Rings Included) & Forward-Mounted Picatinny Rail
- Non-Rotating, Mauser-type Controlled Round Feed Extractor
- Three-Position Safety
- 4 Round Detachable Magazine
- Soft Rubber Buttpad w/ Buttpad Spacers (Three 1/2″Spacers Included)
- Overall Length 37″ – 38.5″
- Length-of-Pull 12.75″ – 14.25″
- Weight 6.2 Lbs
The MSRP for this rifle is benchmarked at $1,199 for those interested. Being chambered in the thunderous .450 Bushmaster cartridge, this rifle should be suitable for nearly anything in North America. Ruger goes on to elaborate about the positive attributes of this rifle through this public statement:
A popular request from hunters, Ruger is now proud to offer this rugged stainless steel and lightweight synthetic stock version of the Ruger Scout Rifle in 450 Bushmaster. Combining the versatility of the Scout Rifle configuration with the powerful knockdown capability of the .450 Bushmaster cartridge, this new rifle will deliver the accuracy and reliability customers have come to know as inherent to all Ruger rifles.
This rifle should be available soon at retailers if not already prominently displayed to make its way home into your gun cabinet. For those who own, have already shot a .450 Bushmaster or are potentially interested in this rifle, let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Finally, a complete factory specification sheet can be read below.