Ruger Scout Rifle

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Furnished with a laminate wood stock, the Ruger Gunsite Scout .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO Bolt-Action Rifle can withstand harsh weather conditions. It also has a medium-contour barrel with a rugged 1-piece bolt and a stainless-steel receiver, which comes with a pre-installed scope base and rings. Includes front and rear sights and a forward-mounted Picatinny rail. 3-position safety. Gunsite approved.

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Ruger Scout Rifle Features

The Ruger Scout Rifle is a short, lightweight bolt action rifle that offers easy handling while offering plenty of practical firepower.  It is built with either a 16.1 or 18 inch barrel topped with a scout-style Picatinny rail and adjustable iron sights.  This requires the use of long eye relief scopes that use a 12 inch eye relief length.

Ruger Scout Rifle Ballistics

Ruger Scout Rifle Capacity

The Ruger Scout Rifle is chambered in .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO) and feeds from AICS pattern magazines giving the rifle capacities of 5 and 10 rounds.  The Ruger Scout Rifle was the first successful rifle to hit the market that uses a standardized box magazine, so thank you Ruger for being awesome and getting the industry to quit being boring.

Measuring 37 inches long with an unloaded weight of 7.1 pounds, the Scout Rifle is as easy to carry as a typical AR15.  The traditional stock reduces the chances of the rifle getting caught on dense vegetation, and the detachable magazine lets you easily reload whether you’re at the bench, in the woods or out on safari.

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Ruger Scout Rifle Ergonomics

When you pick up a Ruger Scout Rifle, you notice immediately that it feels like a traditional deer rifle.  The bolt handle is directly over the trigger for a very easy transition, the safety is located towards the back of the receiver and the magazine release is located along the front of the trigger guard behind the magazine.  The stock includes a half-pistol grip, the grip and forend are aggressively checkered, and a rubber buttpad sits on the back of the stock to absorb some recoil.

Ruger Scout Rifle Fit & Finish

The Ruger Scout Rifle is built with steel components that are hardened to Ruger’s standards which are much higher than the industry average and then they’re blued to prevent rust and retain oil.  The stock is made of laminated wood which is very resistant to splitting and is sanded smooth and sealed with a matte clear coat finish.
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How much is a Ruger Scout Rifle worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger Scout Rifle value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger Scout Rifle and most rifles. The Price for a Ruger Scout Rifle has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger Scout Rifle Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,364.35 $1,784.15 $2,099.00
Excellent $1,259.40 $1,679.20 $1,889.10
Very Good $1,154.45 $1,679.20 $1,889.10
Good $1,049.50 $1,574.25 $1,784.15
Fair $734.65 $1,364.35 $1,679.20
Poor $524.75 $1,049.50 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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