I think the Ruger Scout will be my next rifle. I've wanted one for quite a while now and like the concept. I don't see why it wouldn't be a good rifle for what it's designed for... let us know how you like it. What kind of scope are you going to run on it?
I've had mine for nearly a year. It's replaced every other rifle in my cabinet when I go out in the woods. Hard to beat the capaciity, size and rugged design of the Scout. I pulled the iron rear sight off and mounted a Nikon 3-9X40 scope on it.