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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Maybe this has be answered here somewhere but i cant find it. After handling a GSR yesterday, i have decided it will b my next rifle. The only thing i wish it had was a stainless barrel. Not a real big deal, but i try to stick with stainless here in humid Florida. From what i can tell, the export version going to Australia is stainless. Seems like a no brainer to me to put a stainless barrel on it to go along with the laminated stock. Does anyone know if they will offer a stainless version here soon? Any ideas on why they would make export version stainless, but not ones for homefront? Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:51 am 
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Greetings,

I also have been thinking about the scout rifle, but would prefer stainless with a couple more inches of barrel. If it was chambered for the 6.5 Creedmoor, it would be irresistable. :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Amen to that! A 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor in a stainless scout with at least 18.5" of barrel (20" would be my 1st choice) and I would be salivating!

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Just got my Gunsite M77 and I am impressed. I like the blued barrel and action so SS is not an issue for me. Additional calibers would be nice. I could see it in .223 and many others. I hope that the scout title does not restrict the options. This rifle, is very useful and optional chambering's would only make it more appealing. IMHO!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:35 am 
The Gunsite surprised me, because I had always thought .308 was the best all purpose rifle caliber. Them apparently agreeing with me made me feel a little smarter, for once.

Since "all-purpose" is the stated goal of the Gunsite, I don't expect any new calibers, at least not anytime soon. Myself, I could do without the rail. The Ruger ring mounts are enough.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:43 am 
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I guess, I'm odd but in short-actions when the topic of best general use or overall use caliber come up I always think about it and then vote this way:

1. 260 Rem
2. 7mm-08 Rem
3. 308 Win

I know others will have different opinions.

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Although I agree that from a pure scout rifle perspective the 308 is the "correct" cartridge, I'll give you my reasoning for wanting other short actions. There are a lot of people that want this gun as a hunting rifle (let's face it, it will see more real world use that way). Many of the features of this rifle make me want one for my kids (oldest is 6) as he grows up. The barrel length and adjustable length stock make it the perfect kids rifle, and the removable magazine makes it easier for them to load and unload. So, to put a 308 in it forces me to use managed recoil or lighter loaded ammo, but the 260 Remington would be perfect for a youngster just starting out hunting. Oh, and now that it comes in a left handed action it only gets better for me as 2 of my 3 kids are cross-dominent.

That is my take on why Ruger should produce it in other calibers. It's for the children!

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I think that Remington 6.8 SPC would be a good fit for the rifle.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:49 am 
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I second the 6.8 for the GSR. When can I place my order? :D


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Mark in GA sez:
Amen to that! A 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor in a stainless scout with at least 18.5" of barrel (20" would be my 1st choice) and I would be salivating!

YES! 6.5 Creedmoore with 20" barrel,...when can I place an order?

Over the last year I've been changing out all my M77MkII and Hawkeye rifles and going to 20" barrel versions. That length is very handy in the woods around here, yet still retains enough barrel to have decent ballistics. There's an open spot for a rifle midway between the M77RL MkII in .223 and the HM77RS in .308. That 6.5 GSR would be almost ideal.

Ted

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:49 am 
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Buckeye Bill: "I think that Remington 6.8 SPC would be a good fit for the rifle."
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44thumper: "I second the 6.8 for the GSR. When can I place my order?"

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:05 am 
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Wow, this thread went off topic after post number 4. Thanks.

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Ruger is making a Stainless Scout Rifle for Australia as you mentioned in your post...probably will be available here sometime next year...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:51 am 
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Nh Rugerman wrote:
Ruger is making a Stainless Scout Rifle for Australia...

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Thanks. I hope so. Will be ready to buy one for sure.

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