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A practical, and shared caliber rifle in the GSR model. Now that bolt gun would be fun (and economical) to shoot.
 

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I was thinkin of doin a shared caliber pack. Ive always been a fan of the ol'cowboys matchin thier pistols an lever actions. Kinda off a little havin a battle rifle matched to a bolt but I realllllly like the .204 specs I saw a mini online and some AR platforms chambered in it. havin grains of powder in the 20s you can load TONS with a little more range and comparable poop of the .223.... But brass availabilty kinda puts a damper on it.


In short I like this topic lets hear more!
 

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i have the scout rifle and it is awesome. i have an fal also to complete my bolt/auto combo in 308 and a savage axis in 223 to go along with my mini for my 223 bolt/auto combo. so i guess ruger need to make a mini in 308 and a scout in 223 to make me happy.

the axis is a great bang for the buck. 300 with a scope and it shoots sub moa with my hand loads. i can put 4 rounds in a penny at 100 yards.
 

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true about the m1a. i chose the fal over the m1a. i have always liked rugers and if they had a 308 semi-auto i would have gotten that instead of the fal.
 

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I would also like to see one in 7.62x39 that is capable of digesting steel cased, in a synthetic stock to cut down on costs. Make it so they take mini-14 and mini-30 mags, respectively.

They could also do away with the "ruger rings" in favor of an industry standard like weaver mounts, and updating the rear sight to something that adjusts with clicks.

You know, same old complaints from the mini-14.
 

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I may be splitting hairs here, but the whole scout concept kind of debunks the smaller 5.56 round vs the 308. ScoutRifle.org - The Scout Rifle Community - Index Read it an weep :D

That said....I have a 10/22 scout rifle :lol:
Yeah, my take on the "scout rifle" is an SKS with a rear mounted see-under scope and tech sights... I'm sure that would send groupthinking gun forum automatons into a frenzy! :lol:

I think the main points Cooper was going for were compactness, reliability, and accuracy in an all-purpose carbine. After that, it's just personal preference.

"A general purpose rifle is a conveniently portable, individually operated firearm, capable of striking a single decisive blow, on a live target of up to 200 kilos in weight, at any distance at which the operator can shoot with the precision necessary to place a shot in a vital area of the target." -Col. Jeff Cooper
 

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still gotta say i love my gunsite scout. it is my favorite rifle. it is lite and handles well. i am not a preacher of the scout concept i just like the look and feel of the rifle. some will argue that it is not a true scout for this reason or that reason. i really dont care i just love it for what it is even if they called it the zombie apocalypse tin can slayer jack rabbit elephant gun.
 

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still gotta say i love my gunsite scout. It is my favorite rifle. It is lite and handles well. I am not a preacher of the scout concept i just like the look and feel of the rifle. Some will argue that it is not a true scout for this reason or that reason. I really dont care i just love it for what it is even if they called it the zombie apocalypse tin can slayer jack rabbit elephant gun.
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was just on mossbergs site they have a new mvp bolt action 223/556 that takes ar mags. no forward style scout mount but at least they got the mag compatability. a thirty rounder would look goofy but a ten or 20 not so bad
 

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I would also like to see one in 7.62x39 that is capable of digesting steel cased, in a synthetic stock to cut down on costs. Make it so they take mini-14 and mini-30 mags, respectively.

They could also do away with the "ruger rings" in favor of an industry standard like weaver mounts, and updating the rear sight to something that adjusts with clicks.

You know, same old complaints from the mini-14.
.223/5.56 gun scout that would take mini mags.. that would be a hell of an idea to chase mossbergs mvp with
 

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think im gonna use the tell the ceo on rugers website. even if they made it i probably would not buy it because i am very happy with my savage axis. but then again if i give the savage to one of my kids then maybe.
 

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i have the scout rifle and it is awesome. i have an fal also to complete my bolt/auto combo in 308 and a savage axis in 223 to go along with my mini for my 223 bolt/auto combo. so i guess ruger need to make a mini in 308 and a scout in 223 to make me happy.

the axis is a great bang for the buck. 300 with a scope and it shoots sub moa with my hand loads. i can put 4 rounds in a penny at 100 yards.
Ruger did make a .308 mini but it was discontinued shortly after production.
 

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.223 mags. for a Ruger Scout rifle

AI (accuracy International) already makes an excellent 10 round polymer magazine in .223 and it fits perfectly in the GSR. Below is the AI mag. in .223, on the right, next to the Ruger Polymer mag. in .308 (left) All they (Ruger) would have to do is use their 77 action in .223 and throw a rechambered barrel on it.

 

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Ruger did make a .308 mini but it was discontinued shortly after production.
the rifle you are refering to is called the XGI. they produced some and it appeared in a catalog but none were sold. they had issues with receivers cracking due to the power of the 308 round. someone posted at the last shot show that there was one behind the scenes at the ruger booth that was being give to some one as a gift. (2nd hand info dont hold me to it)

there was a sticky in the mi ni14 section a few years ago with all the info available. some one even posted that they had seen the receivers at ruger during a tour.

i love my fal but if ruger could produce a min i in 308 and keep it less than an m1a i would buy one in a heart beat.
 
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