Scout-Rifle Build: Robar Ruger American Scout

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  • #19287

    Crow Bar
  • #19337

    James Mitchner

    I have the Ruger ‘Gunsite’ Scout in .308 with the laminated stock.  Great little rifle.  It has put meat in the freezer.

  • #19340

    Crow Bar

    I think it is better to keep it simple, rather than go down the AR route.

    I do like it takes AI mags.

  • #19843

    Jack Simonton

    I agree with, and the link is outstanding.

  • #19969


    Had a Remington 660 .308 that I had partially “Scouted” out.

    Conventionally scoped, never liked the forward mounted scopes, it was probably the one rifle that I have let go that I should have held onto.

    Detachable mags are good but not something that I like on a severe duty/hunting rifle.

    Not giving up my AR, but I am planning on tweaking a Mauser 98 for this purpose.

  • #19973

    Crow Bar

    The Ruger Gunsite is still on my want list.

    Like to have a Steyr, but that is also twice the price. Same goes for magazines.

    Where I live, single digits and even negative temps are not unusual. I need a rifle I can count on when I squeeze the trigger, it goes BANG!
    Not CLICK!
    I have had that experience with the M16A2 service rifle happen to me too many times for comfort.

  • #19991

    Dan the Old Guy

    I think Jeff Cooper did some incredible things for gun training in this country and I do not want to discount his enormous knowledge on firearms, but I never got the scout.  Apparently, neither did the guy who made the rifle in the photo in this article.  The scope covers the action instead of being forward as Mr. Cooper wanted.

    I understand the concept of the multi-tool which can do most things in a decent fashion, and I guess if you can only afford one tool, it is a good idea to get one that does as much as possible.  I think the idea of the scout is that you are out in the field and can only have one rifle, so better to have something that can do as much as possible.  I am home based though, so I am personally not limited to a single rifle.  I would rather have the proper tool for the job at hand.  If that means I need six firearms that are specialized for doing certain tasks very well, then that is the route I choose for myself.

  • #20066

    Jack Simonton

    If you love hunting and shooting then you need to take care of hearing protection because if you don’t take care of it then you will suffer from the hearing damage. If you do a gunshot then it will produce sounds between 120dB to 150dB and we won’t able to sustain the sounds, as a result, we will fall into the noise-induced hearing loss and we will be lost our hearing permanently if we don’t take any protection. So we need to use custom earplugs because it was designed for shooters and hunters, if we use very cheap foam and other earplugs then it will block all sounds and we won’t able to hear the partner conversation as well. So it won’t be good for us.

    I found a couple of electronic hearing protection that will block the gun sounds as well as we will hear the partner sounds. We will able to hear the animals approaching sounds as well. So I suggest you all use electronic hearing protection and enjoy your hunting.

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