Who likes a good Scout Rifle?
I know LRH might not be the best place to pose this question, but I can't resist at least asking. I've been toying with building a little scout type bolt gun lately. Not the typical rig for this site, but not what usually catches my eye either, so I figured I'd ask here. I was thinking about a remy7 with a 16in tube, ala Cooper's "One all purpose gun." Or the Ruger GSR Scout, maybe CZs 550 carbine. Something super short and light with a low power optic (G&A had a recent write-up on the Ruger GSR that renewed my scout rifle interest, plus I need a new white tail gun for hunting the timber around here. 150yds is pretty "long" for this kind of hunting) The thing is this... I'm NOT a Ruger fan, but after playing with a little GSR, I'm kinda falling for it. It might just be the novelty of a rifle that weighs less than 10pounds and so different from anything I've got. But for the price, I'd have trouble building anything cheaper for a light, hiking, close range/truck. type gun.
I guess what I'm asking is, what does anyone know about the GSR? And better yet, anybody got a recipe for a good short, light, bolt gun, that will cost any less than the Ruger? So far I just can't figure anything easier or cheaper than just buying stock GSR? It's just an excuse to buy a new rig, but I need new cheap toy... help me find it. Or, talk me into, or out of the Ruger.
I like things that go "bang"... I love things that go "BOOM!"