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Old 01-19-2018, 10:57 AM
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Post Need scope for Ruger Gunsite Scout .308

I've read from different websites and watched a bunch of videos. Now I'd like to get some opinions on which scope would be best to use. If you currently have a RGSR, what are you using? Are you using a fixed or variable scope? Please link a website. I like Amazon.

My criterias:
Doesn't matter if its duplex or BDC
Able to plink to 100 yards or beyond
Shooting primarily deer/hogs

I just bought this rifle from Big5 on clearance for a little over $800 OTD. https://ruger.com/products/scoutRifl...eets/6803.html
I have these scopes in mind
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A1LX1BPEH66OR7
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
I have these rings in mind https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
To compliment those with this sling https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

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Old 01-19-2018, 2:54 PM
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On my GSS I use a Burris Ballistic Plex 2-7x32mm that goes for around 380.00 with Warne 1" Quick Detach Rings Low Matte that go for about 48.00. I purchased these off of Amazon. I have this same setup installed on my M1A Scout Squad and on my Marlin 45-70.

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Old 01-19-2018, 3:40 PM
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On my GSS I use a Burris Ballistic Plex 2-7x32mm that goes for around 380.00 with Warne 1" Quick Detach Rings Low Matte that go for about 48.00. I purchased these off of Amazon. I have this same setup installed on my M1A Scout Squad and on my Marlin 45-70.
That Burris you mentioned is quite nice. The reviews are good. Someone on Amazon posted their M1A and their gunsite scout too! I may spend an extra 250 for this scope. Just waiting for some more opinions. It's already in my cart.
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Old 01-19-2018, 5:27 PM
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The Warne rings are nice. I’d run from the Crossfire and Hi-Lux. The Burris scope is good to go.
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Old 01-19-2018, 5:47 PM
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The Warner’s rings are great, I have them on my GSR. I’ve never been a big fan of scout scopes so I installed a XS rail with integrated ghost ring sight. On top of that is a Leupold VX-1 3-9 which I like a lot. Depending on how you plan to use the rifle you may want to invest in a “ Ching sling” type sling. They are great for stability when firing off-hand.

https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-LP113.../dp/B006PH6BK0

https://www.galcogunleather.com/rifl..._361_1388.html

https://www.amazon.com/XS-Sight-Syst.../dp/B00DJWFDQW

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Old 01-19-2018, 7:52 PM
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On two of our three RGSR's we use Leupold 1.5-5 VXR's, with the Firedot reticle. While neither of those two rifles meet Scout Rifle criteria, and the optics are overweight, they are forward enough to allow access to the ejection port for proper "Scout type" manipulations. We have found this to be an excellent optic for deer and hog hunting, and have had very good success in that avenue.
If you are interested in gaining knowledge about Scout rifles, proper configuration, historical aspects, evolution of the concept, etc., check out scoutrifle.org. Richard Mann has an online book in which you can read most of the chapters fully from that website.
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Old 01-20-2018, 8:29 AM
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I'm using a Burris Scout Rifle Scope 2.75x 20mm with Warne rings. I like the set-up.

https://www.amazon.com/Burris-Scopes.../dp/B0002IL0EK





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Old 01-20-2018, 10:17 AM
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I read the comments and the reviews and they were all great.
They are all setting it up the way I would like it to be.
I'm not sure about the magnification. Is it going to be enough to reach 100 yards? Would I be able to see clear a hog at say 300 yards?

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I'm using a Burris Scout Rifle Scope 2.75x 20mm with Warne rings. I like the set-up.

https://www.amazon.com/Burris-Scopes.../dp/B0002IL0EK
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Old 01-20-2018, 2:26 PM
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I've only used it out to hundred and have no problems, I can't speak to further.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:17 PM
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This is what the GSS looks like with the optic as well as a few other options. I had a regular optic on the GSS for several years (Nikon Monarch) but went back with a scout optic as I prefer this setup on the rifle after trying them both. One of the apps I use (StrelokPro) also has this reticle in their program so it is easy to find the ranges for the marks and also has a slider so you can move it from 2-7 power and see how the ranges are affected. I use the same optic on all three as its easier to use one system for my "scout" rifles than three.

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:31 AM
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I'll jump on the Burris Scout 2-7 recommendation. The ballistic plex reticle is great, and the subtensions are accurate enough for me to easily reach to 400 yds.

For slings, I'd highly recommend the Rhodesian Sling from Andy's Leather: https://www.andysleather.com/collect...hodesian-sling. It's pricey, but the workmanship is incredible. It gives you the functionality of a Ching Sling without having to drill a 3rd swivel hole into your stock.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:36 AM
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I use a Leupold Scout Scope on my GSR, but here are a few other ideas too: http://www.reloaderaddict.com/best-r...dation-review/
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Old 01-22-2018, 2:02 PM
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For slings, I'd highly recommend the Rhodesian Sling from Andy's Leather: https://www.andysleather.com/collect...hodesian-sling. It's pricey, but the workmanship is incredible. It gives you the functionality of a Ching Sling without having to drill a 3rd swivel hole into your stock.
Best sling around for any Scout configuration, or for our uses on any other rifle as well.
Andy produces high quality leather products, and backs up his designs with real experience. And yes, he knows how to run a Scout Rifle. Seen him do it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:13 AM
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In really like the PA 1x8 ACSS. Think it's one of the fastest system out there
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Old 03-14-2018, 9:28 PM
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I have the 18" stainless steel barrel version and put an XS rail with integrated ghost ring sight and Galco Safari ching sling and GoodIron muzzle brake.

I put a Primary Arms 4-14 x44 FFP ACSS HUD DMR 308 scope.
Using the illuminated reticle for close range scout but can reach out far quickly with ACSS reticle

Using it in a DMR role instead of a lone scout but still can have 2 eyes opened for "scouting" and GSR w/ that scope is light enough to do the scout manuevering.

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Old 03-15-2018, 10:34 AM
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I set up a Ruger scout for a friend of mine a little while back, but here did not really need the whole scout set-up, so I got a longer rail from XS sights on there and Burris XTR II 2-10x42.

It works really well for his purposes.

As far as scout scopes go, this is what's out there right now, with some comments:
http://opticsthoughts.com/?p=2167

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