Review: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Scout Rifle and Leupold Optics
If you want a scout rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, look no further than Ruger
The Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Scout rifle equipped with a Leupold scope. (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV)
If you’re a rifleman and haven’t heard about the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, I’m going to guess you’ve been hibernating for the past few years. Perhaps the hottest selling new cartridge ever, Hornady created the 6.5 in 2007 as an improved long-range cartridge. In recent years, as long range precision shooting has taken off, and especially since Ruger came out with their Precision Rifle in 6.5, the round has become very popular. Hornady then took what was already a really good round and improved it further with their ELD-Match and ELD-X Precision Hunter bullets. Seeing the popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor, most manufacturers are now making 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition.
I have a Precision Rifle and an American Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor and both are tack drivers, so when I heard Ruger was chambering the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (GSR) in 6.5, I decided to give it a look as well. With an 18.7 inch tube, the barrel of the 6.5 GSR is a bit longer than most of the .308 caliber Scouts. The action sits in a green digital camo synthetic stock and the usual GSR sighting options of a forward Picatinny rail, ghost ring sights or conventional scope rings the rifle is ready to be set up in a variety of configurations to suit the needs of the user. The length of pull can be adjusted from 12.75” to 14.25” by way of adding and subtracting the stock spacers located between the stock and the recoil pad. The 6.5 GSR uses the same magazines as the .308 so the rifle ships with one AI metal 10 round magazine and can also use any of the Ruger or Magpul polymer magazines in 3, 5 or 10 round capacities available for the .308 GSR.
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