what are you pushing through it?I toiled over buying the Steyr. It just didn’t feel as robust as the laminate Ruger. I didn’t care for the sites either. Liked the bipod though. Danged handy. The action in my Ruger is smooth and meets my expectations. I have heard others say their Rugers weren’t consistently accurate. Mine is dead nuts and shoots as good as I can.
I’m torn. I like the look and concept of a scout rifle but keep coming back to your conclusion.Scout rifles are not that great for actual use, and it doesn't help that no one can agree to what is or isn't a scout rifle
However the Ruger scout is a neat little rifle, just put a scope over the receiver, where it belongs
I’m not wrapped around the axle about every feature having to line up perfectly with the Cooper definition. I see it as a controlled feed bolt action .30 caliber rifle with a 5-10 round detachable magazine, iron sights and an optic option that allows relatively accurate both eyes open shooting with the expectation of hitting a man size target out to 400 yards. Around 7 lbs. with a decent sling. Hunting, self-defense, survival tool. I can’t see what other boxes could be checked.I’m torn. I like the look and concept of a scout rifle but keep coming back to your conclusion.