Scout Rifle Scopes

June | 2011 | The Weapon Blog


Scout Rifle Scopes News:

SWFA Riflescopes Burris Rifle Scopes Burris Scout Scopes

Burris Scout Scopes. Burris invented and perfected Scout Scopes, so it’s no wonder they set the standard for optical excellence, durability and low mounting …

Original Source: http://swfa.com/Burris-Scout-Scopes-C60.aspx

Weaver Classic K-Series Scout Rifle Scope 4x 28mm Dual-X Reticle Matte

Fixed power Weaver Classic K-Series Rifle Scopes are a monument to durability and affordability. Fully multi-coated lenses reduce glare and a 1-piece, aircraft-grade …

Original Source: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/671489/weaver-classic-k-series-scout-rifle-scope-4x-28mm-dual-x-reticle-matte

Leupold FX-II Scout Rifle Scope 2.5x 28mm Intermediate Eye Relief

The Leupold FX-II Scout is designed to be mounted forward on the barrel rather than the receiver, providing naturally rapid target acquisition while keeping both eyes …

Original Source: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/411427/leupold-fx-ii-scout-rifle-scope-25x-28mm-intermediate-eye-relief-duplex-reticle-matte

SWFA Riflescopes Burris Rifle Scopes Burris Scout Scopes

Burris Scout Scopes. Burris invented and perfected Scout Scopes, so it’s no wonder they set the standard for optical excellence, durability and low mounting …

Original Source: http://swfa.com/Burris-Scout-Scopes-C60.aspx

Weaver Classic K-Series Scout Rifle Scope 4x 28mm Dual-X Reticle Matte

Fixed power Weaver Classic K-Series Rifle Scopes are a monument to durability and affordability. Fully multi-coated lenses reduce glare and a 1-piece, aircraft-grade …

Original Source: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/671489/weaver-classic-k-series-scout-rifle-scope-4x-28mm-dual-x-reticle-matte


Ruger Gunsite Scout-VR Response To Hickok45

A quick look at my setup on the Gunsite scout rifle featuring: Leatherwood LER2732 2-7X scope J.P. Enterprises Bennie Cooley designed muzzle brake.


Q&A:

Michael P asked What is the purpose of a “scout” rifle?

I’ve seen these for sale and couldn’t help but wondering if they are an option for an average hunter. Most are just shortened versions of usual production rifles in a middle of the road cartridge. Are they for kids? Do guys not intending to take game carry them for protection? Is it something totally else? I just can’t see many outdoorsmen buying a rifle to save a few inches.

Has anybody bought a scout rifle and why?

What is your opinion of these niche guns?

Under what conditions would you buy one?

Thanks in advance.

And got the following answer:

The point of a “scout” rifle is to mount a long eye relief optic forward for quick sighting/wide field of view while “in the scope”, and to keep the scope away from the ejection port for easy loading/clearing malfunctions. The rifle is supposed to be short, handy, and easy to carry. So these setups are found on carbines, originally this concept was applied to bolt action rifles.

This rifle is ideal for a hunt with lots of walking where you’d expect fairly short shots and desire a wide field of view while sighting. Col. Cooper thought it would be a great fighting rifle. He was wrong about that, the bolt action rifle he envisioned is not ideal for combat…But it may be ideal for hog hunting.

Ruger and Savage currently make bolt action “scout rifles” but where this concept works best, in my opinion, is on the Springfield M1A Scout/Squad and SOCOM rifles. The M1A’s are capable of hunting and much better for defense than a bolt action scout rifle.

farm-gal asked Is there a youth non-profit organization that could use my old rifle scope?

I’ve retired a Tasco target scope (6X24). It was originally mounted on my 30-06, many years ago and has been in a box ever since. It’s about 20 years old, but in great shape because it wasn’t used much. I have the rings, too. I know that this item isn’t worth very much at all, but I would love to see it go to a youth shooting organization who would get some use out of it.

Does anyone know of such an organization?

Thanks!

And got the following answer:

may boyscout organizations and summer camps would be glad of this donation trust me i been in boy scouts 11 years.

Thizzle asked Can you handle assault rifles in the marines if you are a sniper?

I’m planning on joining the marines. but i was wondering since a person doesn’t get to do every Infantry MOS like a hero. I was wondering if i sign up to be a sniper first, will i ever be able to handle assault rifles like the riflemans (i believe the official assault rifle for marines is the M4?). yeah but if im a scout sniper will i ever be able to have or handle an assault rifle as like a secondary weapon, or backup weapon for close range. and if not, could i eventually go from being a scout sniper to a rifleman?
If the answer to that is yes, i am also wondering aren’t people who specialized in snipers first more better at handling an assault rifle than other rifleman? since snipers spend all their time mastering wind speed, accuracy, and the scope of the snipers which can all the same affect how the bullet shoots from assault rifles. so wouldn’t they be more better at using the assault rifles than most riflemen? because i watch a lot of firefights on youtube from Go Pro helmet cameras on riflemen and machine gunners, and it seems to me that when they get into a firefight they look for cover and shoot blindly at the enemy wasting a lot of ammunition. when people like snipers spend all their time trying to take out the enemy with one single shot, wouldn’t they be better at coming up from cover, quickly looking through the scope of the assault rifle, judge distance and wind, etc and just take the enemy out with less bullets attempted?
I really want to know this answer because i think being a sniper would be cool but i like being active, moving around and in action like the riflemen and machinegunners, when snipers spend their time being stationary. I would rather prefer being a rifleman than a sniper but if being a sniper meant that i would totally own with an assault rifle and shoot with precision accuracy like a king, i would want to be a sniper.
So please answer and for people’s information, I am not saying any MOS is better than the other, I mean no disrespect because marines are straight up true warriors.
And FYI stop giving me your stupid assumptions. I actually don’t play COD cuz I’m too busy and have better things to do than playing video games all day. So answer the question if you know the answers and if you don’t then don’t, instead of sitting there criticizing me. And don’t tell me i need REAL research and that I don’t know nothing. I AM doing my research now, i’m asking questions as i search throughout the web and military sites about my questions. And I’m not saying that all snipers do is camp out. i know they are recon and move in stealth but I’m saying that rifleman and machinegunners and such move much more extensively and push hard in open fire

And got the following answer:

Ok numbnutz….this was already answered.

But to give you the benefit of the doubt…I’ll spell it out for you.

You CAN NOT sign up to be a sniper first…..

Snipers are selected after you’ve been in for a few years.

Clear enough?

Oh…and when people ask these kinds of silly assed questions, it’s pretty easy to assume that the majority of the people asking are basing their questions off of COD.

Further, this is not research….going to the actual websites for the Marine Corps is research.

Chris asked Is there a scope that has a camera that films the sight through the scope?

I’m looking for a scope which i can like click a button and it will record what i’m seeing through the scope. Idc about the price.

And got the following answer:

Go onto Youtube and lookup some Ted’s Holdover / Edgun USA videos. They are very good videos and in a few of the videos he directs you do the setup he uses. Other adapters are available for spotting scopes to mount a camera for bird watching and hobbies like that.
This involves having a camera mounted behind a scope, which doesn’t leave room for your face unless you have a fwd scout scope rail setup and work that way. They also make mounts for shotguns to mount the camera to the side.
When you do this, you will still get a shake when you pull the trigger.

Another option, I made a mount on top of my scope for my camera.
Assuming you have a rifle, with a scope mounted to it. Items you will need :
One scope mount ring (additional, not counting the 2 used to hold the scope to rifle)
One small piece of weaver rail
One short 1/4×20 bolt
take a scope ring, put it on the rifle scope upside down, so the weaver clamp section is facing up.. Get a small piece of weaver rail, just big enough to fit in the mount. Drill a hole in the weaver rail piece and run a 1/4×20 thread bolt through a hole. This is the thread size for most camera’s to mount onto. Then just make sure the bolt head isn’t in the way of the weaver rail clamp mount and you’re done. When it’s complete the camera will sit on top of the scope, and you can adjust direction to see what you see through the scope. You wont see the cross hairs, but then again you will be able to hold your rifle normally. Basically when you move the rifle, what you see on the screen will be about what you are aiming at.