Featured Gun – Ruger Gunsite Scout For Sale
What Makes the Ruger Gunsite Scout Special?
It’s uncommon to have a Picatinny rail that has the capacity to mount an optical sight forward of the receiver / bolt, and this rifle is a fantastic example of what the feature looks like done well.
The rifle includes a soft, rubber recoil pad with butt-pad spacers allowing the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters. The recoil pad really helps to mitigate the rough kick.
Developed with Gunsite, this rifle is “Gunsite Approved” and features their logo engraved on the grip cap and name-roll marked on the receiver.
It has an accurate sighting system with ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a protected non-glare post front sight.
The designers envisioned this rifle to function well in a variety of settings including combat, hunting and ranching. Emphases were placed on accuracy, trigger pull, effective shooting distance and weight.
Why Do You Need THIS Gun?
Patented integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid-steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for scope rings, eliminating a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy in the field (scope rings included).
The Gunsite Scout also includes a rugged, one-piece, stainless steel bolt; three-position safety; studs for mounting sling swivels; medium contour cold hammer-forged barrel; glass reinforced nylon trigger guard and magazine well.
Every Gun Tells A Story. Ruger Gunsite Scout’s Story.
Jeff Cooper was the brainchild behind the Ruger Gunsite Scout. For decades, Cooper promoted a firearm very similar to the Ruger Gunsite Scout. Many consider Cooper to be the foremost innovator when it comes to rifles of this type. The idea was to create an off-the-shelf rifle that was lightweight, multi-use, magazine fed, designed for a large cartridge, effective at 300-400 yards and bolt-operated.
“He thought there was a place for a gun like this, a bolt gun of a powerful caliber, powerful enough, like .308. He was a huge advocate of it, a bolt gun that would hold maybe a little more than four or five rounds like this with a detachable magazine. A gun that’s fairly lightweight, roughly 6.5 lbs., he thought was ideal, and about a yard long. He felt like that gun would do a person well in almost any application. It would do a great many things equally well,” said Hickok45.
The Gunsite Scout made its first public appearance at the 2011 SHOT Show. The Gunsite Scout is a re-design of the Ruger Model 77 with input from the Gunsite Training Center, which Cooper founded and ran for many years.
Purchase this Ruger Gunsite Scout
Original Designer: Jeff Cooper and Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Catalyst for Manufacture: The desire was for an all-purpose rifle that could do many things well. The bolt configuration mimics the well-recognized Mauser.
Maker: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: M77 Gunsite Scout
- FAMILY: 77 Centerfire Series
- ACTION: Bolt Action
- FINISH: Matte Stainless
- STOCK/FRAME: Laminate Stock
- STOCK/GRIPS: Black Laminate
- CALIBER/GAUGE: .223 Rem | 5.56 NATO
- CAPACITY: 10 rd.
- # OF MAGS:
- MAGAZINE DESC: 10 rd. Detachable Box Mag
- BARREL: 16.1″
- OVERALL LENGTH: 37″ – 38.5″
- RATE-OF-TWIST: 1-in-8″
- SIGHTS: Adjustable Rear / Fixed Front
- ADDL INFO: Threaded Barrel
- ADDL INFO: 12.75″ – 14.25″ Length of Pull