Dont get me wrong, I do like the Ruger Scout Rifle. I most definitely love the concept and 100% agree with everything the great Col Cooper had to say about the original…. I am just of the camp that believes that it should be done as a semi-auto, magazine fed design.
And thats where the Mini-G M1 Garand comes in. The Firearm Blog reported on this last week, and I have to say its amazing. IMO, it everything Ruger should have done with their Scout rifle. I realize that they wanted to pay homage to Col Cooper, and from a marketing standpoint I guess it makes for a more marketable product. I believe however that the functionality of a semi-auto in this platform is far more value added… especially with regards to a battle rifle. Throw in the heritage that this country has with the M1 Garand, and this is one amazing rifle. I’ll take three please!