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Whit Spurzon

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2012, 07:47:28 PM »
I've used it in all my 30 caliber (30-30, 308,30-06) and 32 (H&R) firearms.  Inexpensive and useful for plinking and garden pests.  Here's some video of the buckshot being used in the GSR.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYuz8j3ra3g

I use a very small amount of Bullseye usually.  W231 and Red Dot have worked well for me too.







Works good in 32 H&R too






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 #41 on: March 29, 2012, 12:56:35 PM »
Thanks, Whit.

I got into researching this and found a handful of links about it.

Started a new thread to preserve this one
http://www.downrange.tv/forum/index.php?topic=19384.new#new
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2012, 03:04:23 PM »
How old is that can of bullseye powder. That type of can hasn't been used in along time?

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2012, 05:37:55 PM »
How old is that can of bullseye powder. That type of can hasn't been used in along time?

Remember the Seinfeld "Soup Nazi"? Whit is the consumate "Ammo Reloading Specialist" equivalent..... ;)...

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2012, 07:35:26 PM »
How old is that can of bullseye powder. That type of can hasn't been used in along time?

70's at least.  Might be late sixties.  It goes a long way a few grains at a time...  and its not one of the powders I use bunches of.  

I wish Unique would last that long around here but it tends to vaporize (literally) about as fast as I run it through the powder measure.






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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2012, 06:50:26 PM »
I bought a RGS today at a San Antonio Gun Show - busiest I've ever see btw - any updates on optics? I shot it twice when I got home, I'm always amazed how well I do with a ghost ring set-up, but I see some magnification in my future.....60 next birthday  :-[
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2012, 07:11:19 PM »
Just won an auction for a left-handed Gunsite Scout.  The seller is in my town, so I'm picking it up tomorrow.

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2012, 07:44:32 PM »
Just won an auction for a left-handed Gunsite Scout.  The seller is in my town, so I'm picking it up tomorrow.

Grats, BAC...   I'd not mind winning it's right handed twin at all.  Very nice.
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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2012, 08:10:03 AM »
Another update: I'm still enjoying the Ruger GSR.  I did several scouting trips with it.  My hunting season was interrupted by matters outside my control so I didn't get to test it on anything big and furry this year.  I decided to give the Grouse a pass as I've not been seeing the numbers I would like - probably due to our long wet Spring weather.  Still it was fun to pack the GSR around.



I also tested it on some longer range steel (400 yards).  In the near future I'm hoping to test it on the 600 yard steel and shoot a silhouette match with it.  Like Ruger says, if you can only have one rifle...  This is the one.  It sure does a lot well.

Here is a little compilation video, some parts I've posted before are included, plus some long range steel teasers later in the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDD3zFixb2g&feature=plcp

I haven't been able to keep up with the reloading, this rifle has a voracious appetite.  A remedy appeared unexpectedly in the form of a Ruger 77/22 - inexpensive bolt action reps with a very similar manual of arms and feel of the GSR.



I added the NECG rear peep sight.  It did require a taller front (.530").


I've taken it out a few times checking the trail cameras. 



I'm hoping to have the GSR with me when I come across this guy though.

The one thing I like better about the 77/22 is I end up shooting a lot more.  Pine cones, knots ...  tend to invite the front bead and a lead deposit.  Great fun.


These shoot very well and like the box says, quietly.

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Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2015, 08:51:13 PM »
Why do people delete their photobucket pictures?

But I really wanted to ask if anyone has tried these AICS Short Action 308 magazines from Alpha Industries


http://www.alphaindmfg.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50

Thanks!

 

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