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Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Laminate Black Matte .308WIN
Ruger Gunsite Scout .308WIN 6803
Ruger Gunsite Scout Laminate Black Matte .308WIN


 
Ruger Gunsite Scout Laminate Black Matte .308WIN (6803)
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"If You Could Own Only One". The Ruger Gunsite Scout is a hybrid extension of the M77 family of rifles, displaying standard Mauser 98 features such as controlled round feeding, claw extraction, receiver mounted fixed blade ejection with a receiver mounted 3- position safety. Designed in collaboration with the staff at the Gunsite Academy, the Scout platform was the original creation of combat master Jeff Cooper and in his words, "if you could own only one" meant it was considered to be the ideal general purpose rifle.

The Gunsite Scout is certainly not a new concept in modern weaponry as forward mounted scoped rifles date back to WWII when German military units were equipped with 98K's and ZF-41 scopes that closely resembled Colonel Cooper's requirements, only its descendants were to be much lighter and shorter. This is a handy .308WIN bolt action with a barrel mounted, long eye relief Picatinny rail that was designed for low magnification scopes which excel at quick, both eyes open firing. It is a utility rifle that is agile, simple to maintain, east to operate and equally adept at putting food on the table as it is defending one's home.

Sturm, Ruger and Company was founded in 1949 by business partners Alexander ("Alex") McCormick Sturm and William ("Bill") Batterman Ruger. Prior to the partnership, Bill Ruger had previously designed machine guns for the U.S. military during World War II and afterwards, successfully duplicated two Japanese Baby Nambu pistols in his garage based on samples acquired from a Marine. It would serve as the basis for launching the company when Ruger ingeniously combined the looks of a German 9mm Luger with rimfire engineering from the Colt Woodsman and the operating mechanism of the Nambu.

Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm rented a small machine shop in Southport, Connecticut and immediately introduced the world to the greatest rimfire pistol in history-- the legendary MK-I, which still continues to this day in its third generation.
Alex Sturm was married to the granddaughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, was a Yale graduate, a talented artist and business entrepreneur that supplied the capital investment to start the fledgling company.

In addition, he personally designed the famous Germanic heraldic red eagle that still serves as Ruger's company logo. Bill Ruger supplied the business acumen plus technical-know-how as a skilled gunsmith and celebrated inventor. Tragically in 1951, Alex Sturm fell seriously ill and died at the age of 28 just as the company was beginning to gain traction.

After Sturm's passing, Bill Ruger mourned the loss of his old friend and business partner by permanently changing the company's distinctive red eagle logo to solid black (or white, shrouded in black), where it remains to this day in remembrance. Bill Ruger would go on to lead the company to world prominence, becoming the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

A pioneering legend in American industry until his death in 2002, Ruger had a hand in the design and styling of every single gun the company produced while under his direction. To date, Sturm Ruger has manufactured more than 30-million firearms, while also becoming a leading supplier of precision investment castings in diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive and even golf clubs.


At the heart of the Ruger Gunsite Scout design is an Accuracy International pattern 10- round detachable magazine. It's a taper stagger feed system that requires the cartridges to be loaded by pressing rounds down against the follower, then backward underneath the feed lips-- rather than snapping ammunition down directly from above.

This means the rounds are guided forward under the magazine lips during the bolt stroke, so in reality, the controlled round feed Mauser functions as a push feed during most of its travel. The Mini-14 style release is located in front of the trigger guard and simply pivots forward to eject the magazine.

A 16.1" cold hammer forged, medium contour, 4140 steel barrel balances perfectly while shoulder mounted. A removable flash suppressor has 5/8"-24 muzzle threads that are compatible with most commercially available silencers. This, in turn, brings the overall barrel unit to a combined 19- inches.

The rifle wears a set of ghost ring sights with an adjustable rear aperture and protected, non-glare post front. The Ruger Gunsite Scout weighs in at 7.0 pounds. A flat-sided, flat-bottomed 4140 alloy steel receiver has an angled bedding screw that securely attaches to the receiver's internal recoil lug. The Ruger's LC6 trigger breaks cleanly and thanks to its improved internal geometry, has cleaner let off over earlier generations of M77 triggers.

In addition to its 6- inch long forward mounted Picatinny optics rail, the Gunsite Scout also possesses Ruger's integral receiver mounted scope base and ring system. This provides the ability to mount traditional eye relief optics. Impervious to inclement weather, the resin impregnated black and gray laminate stock provides a sturdy mounting platform for the barreled action, while also giving the rifle its pleasing and distinctive lines. A straight comb design has been paired with a palm filling pistol grip, which features extensive cut-checkering for exceptional handling and control.

The soft rubber recoil pad features three half-inch spacers that allow the length-of-pull to be user adjusted from 12.5" to 14.25". Since the rifle was developed in conjunction with the late Colonel Cooper's famous Arizona based training academy, a "Gunsite" logo is engraved on the grip cap and also roll marked on the receiver.

Conventional front and rear QD swivel studs allow the easy mounting of your favorite sling. A black oxide finish covers all metal parts, while the stainless steel bolt provides excellent corrosion resistance, as well as contributing to the rifle's smooth cycling. The magazine well and triggerguard are fiberglass reinforced nylon for impact and abrasion resistance.

While Ruger does not provide a written warranty, the company has always promptly, professionally and courteously repaired the extremely limited number of malfunctioning firearms we've sent them. In our humble opinion, they have a better warranty and service track record than many manufacturer's offering a so-called "limited lifetime" policy (which by the way is not your lifetime, but what the manufacturer deems to be the life of your gun).

Like all Ruger firearms, the Gunsite Scout is 100% made here in the U.S.A. Overall, it's an accurate, reliable, lightweight and affordable utility rifle built to provide decades of reliable service.
Features
Flash Suppressor: Reduces Muzzle Flash and can be Removed from the 5/8-24 Muzzle Barrel for Fitting of Most .30 Caliber Muzzle Accessories
LC6 Trigger: Features a Smooth, Crisp Pull for Increased Performance and Accuracy
Stock: Laminate Hardwood
Three Position Safety- Easily Accessible and Allows the Shooter to Quickly and Safely Load or Unload the Weapon
Rugged One- Piece Stainless Steel Bolt
Detachable 10- Round Magazine- Accuracy International Pattern
Caliber: 308WIN
Finish: Matte Black
Iron Sights: Rear Ghost Ring Adjustable & Protected Mini-14 Style Front
Barrel: Hammer Forged 16.5"
Trigger Guard: Glass Reinforced Nylon
Scope Mounts: Forward Picatinny Scout w/ Standard Ruger Integral Rear
Weight: 7 lbs.
Recoil Pad: Soft Rubber w/ Three 1/2" Spacers


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