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Old 05-20-2013, 5:03 PM
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Default Why so many Ruger Gunsight Scout's for sale here?

Browsing thru the classified section I quickly found a few gunsight scout rifles for sale. I didn't think they were so common, are they not meeting expectations or something?
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prolly as a result of the panic. I've only heard/seen good things about them
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Old 05-20-2013, 5:10 PM
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the smoothness of the bolt or lack there of sucks.
too much wiggle room.

accuracy is great.
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Old 05-20-2013, 5:43 PM
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way over priced as well, seen quite a few on other forums for 750ish. With the average FFL fee of 100 it seems, you are still in a lot cheaper than what a lot of people want for theirs on here.
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Old 05-20-2013, 5:45 PM
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lGS wanted $999, I passed even though I want one
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They are sweet guns, but pricey for what they are IMO. I almost picked one up when they were new but decided to build my own Mauser based scout rifle instead for less than half.
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Closest thing you can find to a bolt action M1A. Looks like a lot of fun, but I have many things I'd rather spend my money on. :/
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Like others have said, I want one. But I too have passed on the chance, because they are horribly expensive.
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Old 05-20-2013, 7:13 PM
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They are a novelty item and the novelty wears off quickly.
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lGS wanted $999, I passed even though I want one
Isn't that MSRP?
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prolly as a result of the panic.
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They are a novelty item and the novelty wears off quickly.
And this.

People probably gobbled them up because they were magazine fed and available when AR's weren't. Now they're probably like "Why did I buy this?"

Not saying they're not good rifles, they're just not for everybody.
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I enjoy the hell out of mine.
I'd as soon sell it as give up a testicle.
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This.

And this.

People probably gobbled them up because they were magazine fed and available when AR's weren't. Now they're probably like "Why did I buy this?"

Not saying they're not good rifles, they're just not for everybody.
Nahh, they aren't a novelty item. Although I'm sure lots of people bought them as a novelty item.

Probably the biggest flaw in thinking behind buying them was along the lines of "I want to buy a precision bolt action rifle and shoot half moa groups off the bench", which was probably immediately followed by "OWWW **** MY SHOULDER, now why can't I get smaller than a 3" group with my steel case russian .308?"

The topic "I want to get into precision target shooting, is the <insert low end but decent lightweight hunting rifle here> any good?" pops up about once every two weeks on this forum. Typically it's people who have zero experience with anything beyond an AR or something else in 5.56, don't understand that a lightweight rifle isn't the best choice, have no understanding of basic shooting fundamentals, poorly mount some $50 ncstar/barska/whatever scope, and then sure enough later on down the road they're selling it.

The ruger gunsight scout for some of those folks may have just been the misguided step up from the ruger american, remington 770, etc.

Similar threads appear in the shotgun forum, or the c&r forum for mosin nagants, people buy the gun, don't understand what to do with it, and then wonder why their shoulder got beat up. Fortunately in most of those cases, the people are more willing to accept something like changing how they're holding it, rather than the gunsight scout(and other low end bolt action) buyers who don't want to accept that they just got the wrong gun.
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I have one and love it....I also love Redheads, rough sex, handcuffs and spankings... Some guys don't
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I love mine. I almost sold it when I needed quick cash, but I'm glad I didn't.

I think people bought the Gunsite Scout as an alternative to the AR platform when things got crazy and scarce and now that there are more options they are trading up.
I think the big flaw with this rifle is the Ruger proprietary scope mounts.
Having to remove the iron rear sight to mount a traditional scope is stupid, I'd like to have them remain in place and zeroed for back up just incase.
I just ordered the Xs sight systems full length rail to get more scope mounting options.
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I want one bad but way over priced I seen them go new for 700 at big5 i can get one for 800ish but here they want 850+, Nope.
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Redheads, rough sex, handcuffs and spankings...
In my experience if you have the first one the other 3 are part of the crazy value meal.
Wait were we talking about rifles?
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I want one bad but way over priced I seen them go new for 700 at big5 i can get one for 800ish but here they want 850+, Nope.
I bought a Howa 1500 in 308win with a 20" bull barrel, Hogue stock, and a conventional (not scout) picatinny scope mount for about $550 and added a box mag conversion for another $90.
It is my foul weather deer gun now. It shoots great! I thought (briefly) about the Scout, as I always like a light rifle, but the Howa was just so far superior, especially for the dime.

I see these now, and wouldn't get one even used. They aren't a bad rifle, but I don't need a flash hider on my bolt gun, and they are too expensive for what they are. I would get a nice lever gun (Uberti) instead if I wanted a pack rifle for that money. At least it would have some style.
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Just sold mine for 1100 with 1100 308 rounds.
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Just sold mine for 1100 with 1100 308 rounds.
Now that is a deal for the buyer!

You figure, at very best, 308win is going for 75cents/round so he bought your rifle for another $225. Heck, I would have jumped all over that deal!

Why so many rounds? and Why so cheap?
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Quick sale not going for profit.

It's Prvi Partizan m80 ball.
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I enjoy mine when I have ammo. I switched the flashhider out with a DynaComp and it reduced the kick but I got it for it's "all purpose, K.I.S.S" kind of rifle. I will use it for hunting also.
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Quick sale not going for profit.

It's Prvi Partizan m80 ball.
Yep, that's worth 75cents/round ... Someone got a screamin' deal! Good on ya!
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Just sold mine for 1100 with 1100 308 rounds.
I thought that was a good deal with the green stock scope rings and ammo.
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Not a bad option now when ..308 ammo is not much more than .223. Might as well get a "bang" instead of a "pew" when your paying .75-1.00 a round.
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I looked at 1 but as someone else said, the bolt felt sloppy. Also after doing some reading I found out that the magazine is single stack. That means you have to load it like a pistol, which means you have to drop the mag out just to top off 1 or 2 spent rounds. Small things but they made all the difference to me. I suspect people didn't do they're research or handle the rifles before they bought/ordered them.
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I looked at 1 but as someone else said, the bolt felt sloppy. Also after doing some reading I found out that the magazine is single stack. That means you have to load it like a pistol, which means you have to drop the mag out just to top off 1 or 2 spent rounds. Small things but they made all the difference to me. I suspect people didn't do they're research or handle the rifles before they bought/ordered them.
The polymer Ruger mags you can top load with the mag in.

The action can be worked very quickly and effectively I've found, a touch loose I will agree but slippery after break in and you can empty the ten round mag quick if you so choose.
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They are very popular maybe people are just trying to make a buck. Maybe they purchsed one thinking they were "cool" and now are moving on to the "next cool" weapon...
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I've rented one at my range and I am definitely a fan. Not so much the price though. Perhaps I'll pick one up someday. As far as seeing a bunch for sale, I agree that it's probably because of recent events.
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Waiting for the new model mini scout 7.62x39 & 5.56
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In my experience if you have the first one the other 3 are part of the crazy value meal.
You would be correct!
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Waiting for the new model mini scout 7.62x39 & 5.56
That makes two of us.
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Waiting for the new model mini scout 7.62x39 & 5.56
Where did you hear this?
Ruger or Mossberg?
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Where did you hear this?
Ruger or Mossberg?
I'm waiting for this as well. I already have a Mossberg Predator and a CZ 527 Carbine, both in 223. Both have been modified with a flush mag option.

These short light weight rifles have a lot of appeal to me. I would love to have one in 7.62x39 but it must have the option for a flush mag or at least be able to be modified to have a flush mag.

I would love to see a Ruger Scout style rifle that used mini-30 mags. I'm not a fan of the scout set up but I do want iron sights and a QD scope.
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