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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2011, 02:44:39 PM »
Im looking at one toady I may put it on layaway since we are moving ya now money issue. I have a sps 308 already and few other toys. just out of courosity has any one tried 600 plus yet with it? If so how did you do.

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2011, 03:46:26 PM »
I made a short video review and posted it on Youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cie30ewBkGM

I don't have any video footage of actually shooting the rifle yet.  I have carried it in the field and done some cast bullet plinking with it, good fun. 



Being lighter and more compact it carries better than my other bolt guns - 1903A3/Remington 700BDL/ CZ - not quite as well as a  levergun but good as far as bolts go.  I've carried it in my hands, on a sling and in a Kifaru Gunbearer.  I'm liking the safety better than I initially did and have been able to operate it with gloves on.  The sights are a little coarse but still capable of good iron sight field precision.  At first I didn't really like the soft rubber butt plate cap due to its stickiness on clothing but as I practiced I found it to be less of an issue and it actually helps quite a bit when running the bolt quickly.

I have more loads to test.  Varget seems to be the powder that gets the best accuracy and velocity with jacketed bullets.  So far with Cast bullets I've had the best luck with Bullseye and Unique at 800 to 1500 fps.  I have some 4759 that I'll try with some heavier cast bullets as it has been a good performer in many other rifles/calibers I've tried it in.

 :'( When I click on the youtube link, I get the message that it is a private video! I don't know the password! Nuts....
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2011, 09:29:34 PM »
I have been looking for a 10 round .308 bolt action off and on for years. I even seriously considered an Ishapore to fill that slot, but had heard that mags (and more) were an issue with them. Now that Ruger has come out with this, I think it solves the whole dilemma nicely. Thanks for the postings y'all.  Now to save the money up...

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2012, 02:57:18 PM »
I finally got my GSR, Leupold 2.75 EER scope, Ruger plastic & metal magazines.  Here are a few words that I use to describe it:
  • Light
    Solid
    Instinctive
    Slick
    Crisp
    Smooth
    Quick
    Accurate
Any time you find all those words together describing a rifle, you are probably in pretty good shape.
I LOVE my GSR!


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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2012, 07:32:04 PM »
Any comment (subjective, of course) on felt recoil impression?

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2012, 10:02:54 PM »
Any comment (subjective, of course) on felt recoil impression?

TIA

The recoil pad on the GSR is excellent.  No one I've let shoot it has commented on the recoil and to be honest, I've never noticed it even after a long range session off the bench.   Definitely less than my 12 gauge, maybe comparable to a 20 gauge? 

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2012, 10:50:32 AM »
    Update:  Now that I've owned and used the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle for almost fourteen months I'll share my impressions based on that experience.

    I love the rifle.  I'm a dyed-in-the-wool levergun enthusiast, I hunt with them, shoot them in competition and never met one I didn't want to own but since the arrival of The Ruger GSR they've NOT been getting a lot of attention.  It has even sidetracked an EBR project (300 Blackout) I have been working on but not completed yet...  The GSR is just that much fun.

    The GSR is more accurate than I expected with a WIDE variety of ammunition.  Jacketed bullets, cast bullets, supersonic, subsonic, heavy, light.... it doesn't seem to matter.  WONDERFULLY versatile cartridge in a very adaptable rifle.  I've run more than fifty different bullet/powder combinations through the GSR and these are a few of my favorites so far.


    165 grain Hornady JHP over IMR 3031.  Averages 2573 fps over the chronograph and will shoot sub MOA groups with regularity.  W748 is showing great promise too

    220 grain Lyman 311284 over enough W231
    to get it going a little over 900 fps.  This will be the load I use when I get a suppressor.  It is very accurate and hard hitting at surprising distances.

    115 grain Lyman 311008 over enough W231 to get it going around 1,000 fps.  This is also a VERY accurate load that I use for plinking and taking small game (Grouse).  

    190 grain Lyman 311334 over enough SR4759 to speed it along at 1900 fps.  Probably the most accurate load I have for this rifle. It is my primary practice and long range gong load.[/li][/list]


    Six different loads


    The variety of cast bullets I've successfully run through the GSR


    If I ever use this rifle in competition this is probably the load I would choose to use.  Lyman 311334

    The new polymer magazines are excellent.  I have three and will by buying more.



    The adjustable length of pull and the sticky butt pad make it easy to run the bolt  Video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqsyFxm-3ms


    The 311008 load is great for small game, especially if you want something left for the dinner table.


    It is a very accurate plinker too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_sGkLMPotw

    The only negative I've found with this rifle is that there are a number of folks who will feel the need to tell you how come this rifle doesn't meet Col. Cooper's definition of a "scout rifle."  I like it regardless of whether or not it pedantically adheres to that definition.

    Next path on my GSR saga - a suppressor!




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    Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
    « Reply #37 on: March 28, 2012, 12:23:25 PM »
    Very nice Whit, thanks for the porn and the report!  8)

    Well done!!
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    Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
    « Reply #38 on: March 28, 2012, 03:21:29 PM »
    Whit,

    I see 0 buckshot in the picture of lead loads you have used.  Have you used it?

    Years ago I read about a load for using it in a 30'06, but I'm not sure of the details any longer.  I don't remember what powder was use and all I recall is that the buckshot was just pressed into the cartridge with your fingers.

    Can you update any of this?

    Thanks and take care.
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    Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
    « Reply #39 on: March 28, 2012, 05:47:08 PM »
    Awesome long term review Whit...Thank you very much for your efforts. A true testament to what is becoming one of Ruger's great/soon to be classic firearms.

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