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Old January 4, 2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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New Option For Ruger Gunsite Scout

I've wanted a GSR for some time now, but recently I've been leaning towards other ideas, mainly due to the price. But now, I just checked out Ruger's website...and saw that they now offer the GSR in stainless steel. That flushing toilet you hear? That's the last bit of resistance I had, along with my savings account. http://ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html
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Old January 4, 2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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Congrats. Do they come only in .308?
Is the left hand standard for these. I note that one is offered right hand as an "option".
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Not sure about that one, Rifleman. I thought that right handed was standard, with lefties being the option. So far as I know, they're still .308 only.
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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I saw that this morning, and the stainless option certainly has me wondering if I need another .308.

As I recall, they brought out the GSR in the right-handed version first, then very shortly thereafter brought out the left-handed version. It doesn't matter if one's an option and one is standard, they're both available. And now in stainless. Oh, my, decisions, decisions.
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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I'm thinking that it will be a while before any are available, but I guess I can wait ...not that I have a choice.
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Old January 4, 2013, 05:58 PM   #6
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I would like a left handed GSR
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Old January 4, 2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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18" bbl in sts v.s. 16.5" bbl in blued.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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K1500: I personally would prefer the shorter barrel, but I prefer stainless even more strongly.
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Old January 5, 2013, 09:44 PM   #9
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Very nice. If I hadn't just bought my GSR a few months ago I'd be coining for one of these most definitely! Hell, still may lol.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:07 PM   #10
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Today I set the wheels in motion...my dealer is fairly certain he can get the stainless GSR for me. I checked with the spouse, we did some figuring...I told him to go for it. Here we go!
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Old January 8, 2013, 12:42 AM   #11
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The stainless GSR is officially on my list for 2013. I personally prefered the export version of the GSR myself, as I thought the 16" barrel was a little short for a .308. I also didn't care for the flash suppressor either. But now Ruger went and came out with this model, and it even includes a thread protector if you wish to do away with the flash suppressor. Looks like I better start saving my pennies.
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Old January 8, 2013, 07:31 AM   #12
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The stainless version with the longer barrrel has been available for a while for export only. I always felt the 18" barrrel was a better choice, would prefer 20". Glad to see they finally started selling them here. When they offer that one with a lighter synthetic stock I'll be interested.
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:42 PM   #13
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I do find the stainless version more appealling but I would prefer an 18" barrel without the flash hider.
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:53 PM   #14
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A stainless left hand version would be very nice.
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:07 AM   #15
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Just hit a stumbling block...my dealer can't find a stainless GSR. I may have to brave the crowds at the gun show....
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Old January 9, 2013, 03:28 AM   #16
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I don't think they have hit dealer shelves yet. Ruger updating their site with their new 2013 models, but it might take a couple of months for new product to start hitting stores, especially with the huge backlog of orders they have.
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Old January 9, 2013, 05:43 AM   #17
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BIGR: Ruger does now make it in that configuration.
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Old January 9, 2013, 05:44 AM   #18
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Auto426: I suspect you are right. I may hit the gun show anyway, to get what ammo and mags for my upcoming GSR I can find.
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:44 PM   #19
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The best bet for magazines is the polymer versions. I plan on picking up some of the 5 rounders and 10 rounders eventually.
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Old January 9, 2013, 04:40 PM   #20
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Auto426, are you talking about the ones made by AI ? I keep seeing mixed reviews on those.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:32 PM   #21
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BIGR: Ruger does now make it in that configuration.
Thanks for the info Single Six. That shows you how much I have been keeping up with what they are making.

Where are you at in NC? East or West?
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:41 PM   #22
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Ruger Scouts

We are talking about this over the Scout Forum. Lots and lots of rumours about new calibers but nothing substantiated (and I have done some checking).

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Old January 10, 2013, 12:10 AM   #23
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Auto426, are you talking about the ones made by AI ? I keep seeing mixed reviews on those.
AI makes the steel mags. I'm not sure if Ruger makes the polymer mags themselves or contracts them out, but they seem to be the preferable option based on what I have read. The 10 round poly mag weighs less than half of what the 10 round steel mag weighs, is shorter than the steel mag, and can be topped off while still in the gun. I believe they are cheaper as well.
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Old January 10, 2013, 06:53 AM   #24
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BIGR: No problem, friend; happy to help. I'm on the Northeastern side of N.C., by the way.
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Auto426: Thanks very much.
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