August 1998

New Steyr Scout Rifle! An Interesting .308 Performer

Few shooters will be able to afford this rifle, but the Scout handles well, has numerous nice features and is accurate.

After many years of soaking in the think tank, the Scout Rifle is here. If you know nothing about Jeff Cooper and his Scout Rifle, it means you probably haven’t read anything he has written in the last few years. When two gun enthusiasts get together, sooner or later the age-old question will pop up, “If you could have only one firearm, which one would it be?” Jeff Cooper has taken his answer to the next level by developing what he thinks is the only rifle you will ever need.

So, what is a Scout Rifle? In Mr. Cooper’s own words, “its a general-purpose weapon suitable for any use to which a rifle may be put, with the exception of the pachyderms and the buffalo.” The rifle’s manufacturer,...

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