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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2011, 02:47:39 AM »
Its so you can get on target/shoot with both eyes open.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #91 on: January 09, 2011, 03:09:47 AM »
Its so you can get on target/shoot with both eyes open.
A red dot or a 'big game" 1.5 power will do that in a standard configuration. Is there anything else here? I thought being able to feed a bolt or semi with clips, or use a scope on a top ejecting lever was a big part of the deal.
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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #92 on: January 09, 2011, 03:27:04 AM »
the scout rifle idea came well before there was red dots.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #93 on: January 09, 2011, 06:42:17 AM »
All,

I have been going back and forth between an Aimpoint T1 and a Leupold Scout Scope on my Scout, lemme tell ya... the T1 is nice, very fast on target and is far more user friendly than normal glass. I can mount it on either receiver ring or on the scout mount. (this is also a nice way to scope a "normal" rifle to get scout-like handling).

That being said, I have the leupold mounted back on it and am pleased with it, it works.

Did someone say "Scout Class at Gunsite"????????????????????????????????   ;)

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2011, 12:32:02 PM »
A red dot or a 'big game" 1.5 power will do that in a standard configuration. Is there anything else here? I thought being able to feed a bolt or semi with clips, or use a scope on a top ejecting lever was a big part of the deal.
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I don't remember if it was a previous post, or MB's blog, but there was mention that there is NO provision for clip feeding this rifle, not much point to it any way in a rifle that uses detachable magazines.
The forward mounted scope serves several purposes, one is irrelevant in this design.
It allows reloading from a clip with out having the scope offset to the side, (relevant here due to detachable mags).
It prevents ejected brass from beating up the scope,
Most important , By allowing you to shoot with both eyes open, it makes for faster target acquisition.
Since I mentioned offset scopes I will bring up a comment that I ran across in H.W. McBride's "A Rifleman Went to War"
since the top mounted scope is already offset vertically from the rifle bore, what difference does it make if it is offset horizontally ?

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #95 on: January 09, 2011, 12:48:42 PM »
Tom Bogan covered it...with 2 eyes open you get faster sight acquisition, something we proved to our own satisfaction back in the early IPSC days. Forward mounted scopes go back to WW1 and beyond. Both eyes open also leaves you with better peripheral vision, so you can pick up threats quicker. This is very important on multiple-target strings...remember, your eyes tend to " lead" the body...on a multiple-target string you pick up thevsecond target in your peripheral vision before there is any physical movement...first movement brings the gun to target.

On my own situation, it seems pretty good...on doctor's orders I'm waiting a full week before I put a lot of strain on the eye ( and the dr said target shooting is the very definition of eye strain!).

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2011, 05:36:32 PM »
This rifle does nothing for me.    I could buy 2 m1s for the price, they will do anything this gun will do and in many cases do it better.  Not to mention, clips are alot cheaper.  $80 for a mag is a joke.




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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #97 on: January 09, 2011, 06:26:18 PM »
when are we gonna see some porn 'Mette?  ;D ... of the gun...  :o  I mean....  ;)

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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2011, 10:22:11 AM »
To belabor the point just a bit.  Ruger already introduced the "eyes-open targeting" concept.  In 5 calibers.

I found this old ad from 2007.  Now the basic difference between this and the new announcement is the addition of a box magazine.  Oh how much better had it been a standard M14 mag and available in all the 308 and WSM based cases.



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Re: Ruger .308 Scout Rifle Released!
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2011, 06:32:13 PM »
I got my rifle ordered today. I should have it next week. I am very excited.

 

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