Originally Posted by NomadPilot
Forward mounted scopes are attractive to a niche market; I think you can do just as well with the right action-mounted optic. (My choice for my lightweight/medium range rifle is the TR24G 1-4 Accupoint. I think it accomplishes the goal of a scout without the awkward mounting.)
Most here stick with normal scopes, hence the lack of replies. If you want a lightweight rifle (maybe like a sheep rifle), then you'll get lots of ideas, but it probably won't be a "scout" configuration.
Well the one thing I like about it are the sighting options for a pack rifle. Reports indicate that the iron sights are actually pretty good.
I've been quite impressed with the forward mount red dot but if I don't like a scope in that position then some sort of lightweight 1-4 in a traditional mount will be the way to go. Fortunately the RGSR comes with both mounting options so I think I'm just going to have a go with it and some Talley Quick Detach rings.
I like the option of creating a Hog Holocaust by mounting the long XS rail and easily having room for night vision.
I'll report back with results....