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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #1
 
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My Ruger GSR

Gunsite sent a rifle from the Ruger Scout Rifle gunwriters' review. This was one of the rifles tested, which I bought while I was there.


The Gunsite logo, as cut into the pistol grip.


The rifle as it came out of the box. As we didn't have much time for inspections at Gunsite, it's good to finally get to handle and look it over.


Specs:

Length: 38 7/16 in. (with 1 half-inch spacer)
Weight: 7 lbs 0.4 oz. (with 1 half-inch spacer)
Barrel length: 16.5 in. (mfr)
Barrel twist: 1/10 RH - 6 groove (mfr)
Length of pull: 12.75 in. to 14.25 in.(mfr)


The view looking forward, showing both the factory irons and the forward mounted rail. The layout is highly adaptive to many different configurations depending on the requirements of the shooter: scout scope, red dot, holographic, or - with the removal of the rear sight - a conventional scope using Ruger's integral bases. And unlike most manufacturers, Ruger includes their Mini-14/30 type iron sights as a standard option.


The M77 action uses a 90 degree bolt throw. Operation of the bolt is a controlled round feed.




The magazine well.


The rifle, broken into component parts. I wanted to disassemble it for purposes of cleaning and familiarization. The stock is black laminate with aggressive checkering and has a solid heft.


The barreled action. Except for the bolt and trigger group all metal parts are alloy steel with a matte black finish.


Detail of the 15-slot 1913 Picatinny rail.




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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #2
 
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Rear sight, fixed to the receiver's rear integral mount by a hex bolt and adjusts for both windage and elevation. Users of the Ruger Mini-series rifles will find this familiar.


Front sight. Fixed blade and non-adjustable with protective wings.


The trigger group utilizes the Ruger LC6 trigger. The safety is three position; rear locks bolt and trigger, middle locks trigger but allows bolt movement, and forward is FIRE.


Polymer trigger guard and mag well group. The magazine release is a lever similar to the Mini-14/30.


The stainless steel bolt. Mauser type external claw extractor.


The distinctive AC556 type flash suppressor. The muzzle is threaded for 5/8 x 24 TPI. It's removable for use with a sound suppressor or swapped for a muzzle brake.


The adjustable stock spacer system. Three spacers included at half inch widths. The butt pad is soft and effective at dampening felt recoil.


The spacers and recoil pad are held in place by hex bolts, for which Ruger has included a proper Allen wrench. Also included are Ruger's 1 inch factory scope rings and a matched Torx wrench.


Average trigger pull was 3 lbs 10.9 oz over a five pull test (with Lyman gauge).


GSR with 10-rd magazine inserted. The rifle ships with a 10-rd metal magazine based off the AI type design, and a 5-rd is also available from Ruger. My understanding is the magazines are a staggered/single feed design.


Having spent some time getting to know this rifle I found the action quite smooth with a solid lockup. With a 1/2 in. spacer installed I find the rifle to be quick handling and easy to shoulder.

Can't wait to get this one to the range. Range test soon to follow.

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Old January 15th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #3
 
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I have been wanting to build a scout rifle for some time now. I am currently deployed and had decided to do it when I returned home. Well now my favorite firearms maker has gone and made one for me. I guess I'll be buying me one.
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deadduck357, I think Ruger has a winner this time and that was an excellent critique of the GSR with great pictures too. Thanks so much for this value added post!
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Thanks for the review! Its the only bolt action rifle that I would want in a long time.
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Very nice concise review... When you have the opportunity please weigh fully "dressed", scope, rings, magazine, sling and 10 rounds of ammo...

Thanks so much...can hardly wait to see it at the SHOT Show...

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That rifle looks so good. Thanks for the evaluation.
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Very nice review. I have to admit that this rifle really intrigues me. I have always wanted a do all rifle. I do wonder though if the short barrel will still deliver acceptable velocities. I wonder all these things and yet I will still be buying one. Now I just have to figure out what to sell to get it!
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Drool drool drool, I want one, when they become availible in my area.............................................. ........
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Sweet review and sweet rifle.

I picked one up last week while I was on my LC9 sighting foray. Never did see a single LC9. But I did see a GSR... fell it love with it at first sight. Gotta get some free time to take it to the range.


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Thank you, Deadduck, for posting this exellent breakdown on the GSR.

I`m eagerly awaiting the release of the international model (18" barrel, no treaded, no flash suppressor).
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First time poster *que bells, whistles, & confetti*

Awesome review & breakdown - After lurking in rugerforum for a while the first m77 gs came into my local shop... Bought it instantly.

More posts to come.
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Sweet review and sweet rifle.

I picked one up last week while I was on my LC9 sighting foray. Never did see a single LC9. But I did see a GSR... fell it love with it at first sight. Gotta get some free time to take it to the range.


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If your GSR is anything like mine you will be quite pleased with it's accuracy.

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First time poster *que bells, whistles, & confetti*

Awesome review & breakdown - After lurking in rugerforum for a while the first m77 gs came into my local shop... Bought it instantly.

More posts to come.
Welcome to the forum and hope to see some pics of your GSR and how your liking it.
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Good review, and I'm serously looking at one. I built a mauser 98 308 caliber scout rifle a few years ago and I really like, but the ruger looks a lot more solid.
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