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 very cool
 


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SWEET!!!!Thunbs Up
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Great concept but did it have to be Ruger that built it I would have loved to seen a Savage like that but with a Smith Vortex flash supressor.  I'd love to have a 20 round box mag on a scout type bolt rifle and if it used old M1a mags so much the better.   Be nice to see it in a .243 also it would be hell on coyotes.
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+1  And a 300wm would also be nice.
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Eh, built by Ruger....not exactly the first company i get excited about regarding rifles. 
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I have a Ruger M77 and it shoots great.  Also a big fan of the revolvers.  Looks like a fun rifle, but I would be more inclined to buy one if it was a 243.
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Can't say I like the magazine sticking out that far...looks to be a single stack magazine...

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id rather just spend a bit more if i want a 308 and get an m1a
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Originally posted by JLud JLud wrote:

id rather just spend a bit more if i want a 308 and get an m1a


+2 (.02 sense) If it were this vs. a Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 (heavy thus taking it out of Coopers def. of light weight 6.5lbs vs. 9 lbs.

+3 on the .243win (Steyr did a few as well as .223 man the .376 Scout Anti-Water Buffalo / Hippo.

As defined by "scout rifle" vs "scout sniper".

I guess this "scout rifle" as Cooper intended it, less the wood, noise maker...has been semi properly achieved.

The best achieved SCOUT Extended Eye Relief bi-pod-sights-overall system I have ever seen was the Steyr-Mannlicher Scout Series, however the scope was not that great that they packaged with it but not that much exists in that market. (2nd only to the SOCOM 16(but disqualified by def. due to weight)

If scout sniper was intended than not in my book...I guess I am missing this platform and the ability to have a scope like the M40A3, M24, SR 8, or 700 Series, Mk11 Series, MK13 Series, M107 Series, civi M82 Series, M1 Series, M14 Series,  M21 , M25, SR-25, many other SPR rifles etc...

I don't see the purpose of an EER platform like Cooper, It sounds good I guess but I wouldn't want to be "that soldier".


Lam. wood also another not so effective but good marketing and keeps the cost down.  Wood to me gets a little slippery when wet vs a good Kevlar or Other Material.

Good barrel length decent weight for light carry to keep it in its class...Barrel length of the 7.62x51 Not as effecting as accuracy as claimed but does reduce velocity not as bad as claimed as well, I guess that is where the brake/hider comes in because of barrel length shorter and lighter because of the Muzzle Blast or Felt Recoil (sissy)j/k...However I don't think they kick like a 300WM as claimed.

Harmonics might be an issue.

I hope they took great care in stock/bedding/whatever it is they have done barrel fit and for accuracy...

I tend to agree about not seeing or having in my hands Rugers that came out shooting 1/2 or 1/4 MOA...

I am not saying they are not able to do it but I just haven't seen it I have only had a few 4 or 5 Rugers in my hands that weren't 10/22's for that matter only 2 bolts that I remember the others were ac556 and mini-14 variants.

I am not trying to hate on it.

It really is just I do not see this platform doing the JOB necessary for a "SCOUT SNIPER however I believe it does fall into the "SCOUT RIFLE".




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I like the rifle and I generally like the scout concept.

A few comments based on earlier posts in this thread.

-Current production Ruger rifles seem to be fairly well made, adequately accurate and equipped with decent triggers.  I am not sure where all the hate is coming from.

-For a scout rifle, I much prefer a boltgun.  Semi-autos typically bring extra complexity and weight with them, as well as (on average) less accuracy for the money.  For a "scout" application, I am not sure what advantage a semi-auto brings.  For example, M1A Scout Squad is more expensive, heavier, likely less accurate and comes with a fairly crappy trigger.  It is also likely to be more finicky with ammo.

-Muzzle break and/or flash hider.  That is pretty much a deal breaker for me.  Unless the rifle has some serious recoil, I want a plain target crown.  Anything that increases the muzzle blast is just not my thing.

-With that in mind, I would likely lean toward the scout rifle made by Savage (model 10FCM).  The Ruger has that 10 round magazine going for it.  However, Savage is a touch lighter, has a marginally longer barrel and comes without a muzzle break.  On top of that, I like Accutrigger.

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http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/10FCM%20SCOUT
This would be my pick for a scout rifle.
You can special order this rifle from Savage in LH Shocked and differant calibers as well.
This rifle in .243 Win would be nice to own.


Edited by cheaptrick - January/02/2011 at 08:43
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