July 2019

Interpretations of ‘Scouts’ from Ruger, Savage, Mossberg

Here, we take a look at three manifestations of Cooper’s ‘Scout Rifle’ concept, which emphasizes utility and ease of use in a short, handy firearm. One of these could easily find a place in your safe.

Interpretations of ‘Scouts’ from Ruger, Savage, Mossberg

While these three rifles did check off some of the boxes for the Scout specs, they all fell short of being a true Scout Rifle, at least going by Cooper’s definition. But would we want to carry these rifles for long periods of time, and could we easily hit a target out to 100 yards? Yes, most definitely.

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