It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that reputation that leads the company to produce some of the best bolt-action firearms on the market. More importantly, it is that very same reputation that allows the company to spend the time necessary to perfect a rifle like the new Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle.
Cited by Ruger as "the one rifle to have if you could have only one," the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is a 100 percent American-made rifle offered in one of the world's most versatile rifle cartridges, .308 Winchester, that combines the company's rugged reliability with its award-winning ingenuity.
Originally introduced in 2011, the Ruger American Rifle is a redesigned scout rifle based on the company's lauded Model 77 action. Developed in conjunction with the Gunsite Training Center, a private firearms training facility based in Arizona, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle offers shooters the most advanced features while still meeting the modern criteria for what a scout rifle should be that were originally established by Gunsite founder Jeff Cooper. As such, shooters should be please to find a wealth of features packed into a traditional scout rifle with modest dimensions and a conventional chambering.
The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features a 16 1/2 inch, hammer-forged barrel (1:10-inch twist) alongside its Model 77 action, each housed within an ergonomic, black laminate stock that gives the rifle an ideal length of pull that measures between 12 3/4 inches and 14 1/4 inches and an overall length that measures between 38 inches and 39 1/2 inches. The lightweight, laminate stock, which blends a classic look with modern contours, features a black finish and contributes to the overall light weight of the rifle, which weighs in at a manageable seven pounds. Moreover, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle features hair-splitting precision straight out of the box. But what else would you expect from a scout rifle that includes an accurate sighting system consisting of a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight alongside a non-glare post front sight? Other features include a soft rubber recoil pad with buttpad spacers for easy user-adjustability, a forward-mounted Picatinny rail for optics, patented integral scope mounts, a flash suppressor, a Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor and a detachable box magazine that offers a "10+1" capacity. As noted, the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is chambered for the .308 Winchester cartridge.
The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is the one rifle to rule them all. Consider it for:
- Sport shooting
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…