Apostasy? Scout Rifle Pushback
Reader Root disagrees with the value of Coopers signature rifle concept, but Readers Smith and Ochs disagree. Reader Johnson suggests a simple 60-year-old fix for Luger malfunctions.
As a longtime subscriber, Ive really had it with Scout-style rifles. Nothing against Ray Ordoricas recent series of Scout reviews, but the concept has proven to be a market failure. I know Jeff Cooper sits next to Jesus in heaven. Being dead has its advantages ask Elmer Keith or Jack OConnor! I would note, that at age 69, I read everything these guys and their contemporaries wrote when it was 'new.' The original Cooper Scout was a concept looking for a home at a price, as I recall, of $3,500. By the time Coopers Scout hit the street, any competent AR builder could build an AR-10 in 308 Win. that was just as light, held more ammo, shot faster and as accurately for a lot less money.