Looking for info: Gunsite Scout .308

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by JoeFaz, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. JoeFaz

    JoeFaz New Member

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    Greetings:
    New guy here. Currently own an LCP, Mini 30 and 10/22 Takedown (brand new, still awaiting delivery!).
    I am intrigued by this new Scout rifle. Does anyone have any personal info on it? I'm looking for owners who can give me an honest rundown.
    Thanks.
     
  2. LT2108

    LT2108 Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !
     

  3. gman079

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    Just picked up a lefty GSR, this particular firearm fits a purpose for use in my area so much more than an AR-15 would..... which I traded it in for. First impression a very no nonsense operation, bolt manipulation is stiff at first needs some break in period plus maybe some polishing. Has the ability to change stock length, and scope mounting options. Barrel length is 16-1/2 in. 5/8 x 24 threaded flash hider. Accepts 5 and 10 rds mags. Overall rating: Utilitarian for sure!!;););) thats because i'm converting all my tactical gear to multipurpose roles.

    Be sure to look at the stainless steel version it has a longer barrel 18 inch!!!

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  4. JoeFaz

    JoeFaz New Member

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    Gorgeous gun! Thanks. I'd be interested in knowing your range impressions.
     
  5. bovinefecalmatter

    bovinefecalmatter New Member

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    the gunsight rifle is a little out of my reach right now I settled for a $65 pawn shop mosin nagant and bubbafied my own scout rifle, 2.5 x 30 pistol scope, shorted the barrel to 18 inches, bedded the action, free floated the barrel , cut the full stock down ,painted the stock od green, so far i'm still under 100 bucks total far a truck gun :) can't wait to see how it shoots
     
  6. JoeFaz

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    Wow, I'd love to see it! I've seen them for sale at local sporting goods stores on a regular basis, but don't know much about them. Do they have a removable box mag?
     
  7. bovinefecalmatter

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    nope you can load with a stripper clip 5 shots they are all over you tube some people just keep them stock some do custom sporters some bubba them I went the cheep and serviceable route there was only about 17 million made http://youtu.be/ukks_z-5d-8 kinda of like mine but I didn't put a flash suppressor the mount I chose is a 22 airgun mount you knock the rear sight off and it clamps one the little dovetail that's left then there's a threaded hole for a stop pin you can use on top if I mess up the mosin I am only out 75 bucks
     
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  8. 00b5

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    Gman, haven't heard or seen the stainless steel model. How much did they do SS? That must be a beauty.
     
  9. gman079

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    Here Ya! go: Did some research there seems to be two models the Gunsite model and an Aussie version. Supposedly the Aussie version has an 18" barrel and no muzzle brake just to see how well it was received. Now Ruger has come around and offered the 18 inch with muzzle brake in the US. MSRP $1099.00

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  10. mag318

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    If you could own only one rifle the GSR is a viable choice. This handy little rifle reminds me of the Enfield No5 MKI Jungle Carbine, I think of it as a modern version. Mine came with the Accuracy International 10 round magazine which is okay, but Rugers new polymer mags for the GSR are even better. The rifle itself has been very accurate with several loads including 7.62 Nato Ball.
     

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  11. Rooster1

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    I just brought my new GSR, just like gman's - a Lefty, but in the stainless, 18.5 barrel. I ordered it locally, after reading review after review about the rifle, and deciding it fit my "extended reach" tactical purposes. I thought that the time that it would take would be 1) either a VERY long time, as the configuration was not common (Lefty, stainless, 18.5") or 2) that I might luck out and get it somewhat quickly, as surely not many of those would be ordered. Well, I was stunned that after only a month and a half, I got a call last week that mine was in and ready to be picked up. Added bonus was that the stock was in the green color, which I had seen and really liked, but I was willing to take whatever came in. I came home and cleaned it right away (after buying three boxes of cartridges - sharp inhale of breath for the $ for those...) and found the bolt action to be smoother than I had planned, but it will still be requiring some break in. I am going to break mine in the the "shoot one round and clean" for the first 5 rounds, and then 5 rounds and then clean, etc., etc. which seems to be the consensus that I read. I ordered the polymer magazines (Ruger had them in) the next call I made (2 5's and a 10) as I have read overall very good feedback on the polymer magazines. Ruger had a 20% off coupon (max $20 in savings) in the box with my rifle, which I wish I has known about before ordering the polymer magazines, but I will probably just order a Ching Strap to take advantage of the coupon. I would like to shoot it a while with the iron sights, but do envision getting a Scout Scope (probably Leupold) sooner than later. Question as this is my first rifle in a long time... What about bore sighting? Would one have this done by a Gunsmith right away, or wait until installation of the scope. As cartridges are so expensive, and am thinking that this would be the best route to go, rather than shooting up a bunch or rounds (not knowing particularly what I am doing) in getting it sighted in... ???
     
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  12. phideaux

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    Hey Rooster,
    Here is a little thing I do on bolt action rifles, to help sight in with expensive ammo.

    Place the gun in a sturdy rest, preferably a Leadsled type.
    Remove the bolt, look thru the barrel and get it on bullseye, looking thru barrell, then adj scope to bullseye, just make sure both are on bullseye without moving rifle.

    Works pretty good for me,
    first shot is usually close.


    Jim
    btw, grats on the new rifle, great gun.
     
  13. Rifleman62

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    I've had my scout almost a year now. Ruger nailed this one ! If I was limited to only one rifle, this would be it. Without question.it's a compact rifle that can handle up close work and still reach out and touch whatever you want.
     
  14. bikeride4fun

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    I have the lefty model of the GSR......my favorite rifle....
     

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  15. 00b5

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    The Stainless Steel model. XS Sight Rail, Nikon M308 scope and Ruger bipod. Still working on the shot group. (Yes, I threw one.) Using 150 grain FMJ at 100 yards.
     

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  16. ChrisKles

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    hey Guys...I see this is a 2 year old thread...found it when I searched for 'gunsight scout'. I was an 'early adopter' of the Scout rifle.
    Since buying the Scout I have sold my other center fire rifles, really buying into the 'one rifle' idea.
    I bought my blued gun in 2011...put a Burris red dot on it and have since added a Burris Scout scope with 2.75 magnification.
    Also bought a couple of the Ruger polymer 5 round magazines for hunting.
    Worked hard on learning to shoot with both eyes open...have been extremely pleased with accuracy, reliability, and it makes a pretty darn good brush gun.
    Plus, when needed, the long reach of the .308 when shooting over agricultural fields.

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  17. 00b5

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    Update from earlier post. Boyds Gunstock. Witt Machine MRE muzzle brake!!! Nikon M308 scope.
    5 rounds 168 grain A-max @ 100 yds.
     

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  18. JoeFaz

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    Great info here on my original question of 3 years ago! Thanks, all. I have yet to get one, been spending too much on other "toys", like a Ruger 1911 as a "pre-retirement gift" to myself. ;) I'll be looking more seriously at the GSR come this Summer. Keep the great pics and good info coming.
    What's the consensus on the quality of the barrel? It looks a bit like the Mini barrel which as many of you know, is of low quality.
    Thanks!
     
  19. MrNrdy

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    Joe, not sure on barrel quality so to speak. Only time will tell. But it is basic ly a M77 Hawkeye cut down with Mini 14 style sights on it. Not a rifle I am putting 100 rounds a trip to the range down the barrel. So for the 20 or 30 shots every month or two.. I think this will outlast me. I have the blued 16 inch model in lefty. And I really enjoy this little rifle. It is a little loud. But good ear pro makes that a non issue.. Just spooks the ladies on the next couple of tables over at the range. Anyway if you have the means I think you will like the rifle. But as others have said.. get a couple of polymer mags. I think that will improve mag well life as that iner piece is plastic and the metal mag can chew it up if your slapping it in there I would like to see a steel or aluminium replacement for that. Outside of that.it truly is my favorite rifle.. and that is saying something...