Aloha, I'm new to the forum. I recently purchased a Ruger Gunsite Scout and boy is it a beautiful rifle. I grew up shooting my dad's Ruger .44 carbine and i loved the semiauto action and the short barrel. One day I'd like to own another, but for now, I plan on learning more about my GSR on these forums. From the looks of it, the best scout scope is a leupold or burris, with the leatherwood also a worthy candidate. My original thought was keeping the irons as my sights, but now i'm wanting to shoot a little farther than my eyes can see.