Ruger introduce their Gunsite Scout Rifle several years ago. Based upon Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept, the Ruger Gunsite produced a compact, bolt-action rifle, that met many of Cooper’s goals. The one area that was outside of Cooper’s specifications was weight. Cooper called for a rifle no more than 6.6 lbs. but the Ruger Gunsite came in between 7.1 to 7.3 lbs. depending on selection.
This year Ruger expanded their Gunsite Scout Rifle offerings in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm. The new .308 caliber offerings have a black composite stock that helps reduce the weight to a Cooper-approved 6.25 lbs. In addition, the 5.56mm versions have the option to be built for specifically left-handed shooters.