Rebarrled a Scout?

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Bearcat
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Scout rifles, as originally envisioned by Jeff Cooper back in the 1980s, were supposedly to be .308 Win but he was open to 7mm-08. Of course, nowadays we have vastly more cartridge choices to consider, so just as a matter of curiosity I thought I'd check with the membership here to see if anyone has rebarreled their Ruger Scout Rifle into something other than what came from the factory (which today includes the 450 Bushmaster and 350 Legend). If so, which alternative did you choose?
 

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Buckeye
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IF I were to do so...I'd keep it relatively simple with just a rebore/rechamber, and go with the excellent, but underappreciated 358 Winchester.
 

gunzo

Hunter
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For 308 to 358, or a 338 Federal might be neat.

A rebore might be in order. A new barrel with front site, threaded muzzle, & tapped for a scout rail might cost more.

Smaller calibers? look for a dealer special in 6.5 Creedmoor.
 
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