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Old 01-11-2013, 14:47   #1
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Scout rifle

Well, just emailed a request for quote on the machining work to turn a Model 70 Featherweight Compact into a Scout Rifle. (Or pseudo scout if it doesn't make weight with the factory wood stock.)

Fingers crossed on the cost.

I think it is time. Maybe a little late even.
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Old 01-11-2013, 14:49   #2
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I own an original Gunsite Scout built by Ted Yost back in the early 90's at the Gunsite Smithy

It was built up on a SAKO action and is amazingly light and handy. Too bad I never shoot it.

Good luck with your build!
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:13   #3
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Well, just emailed a request for quote on the machining work to turn a Model 70 Featherweight Compact into a Scout Rifle. (Or pseudo scout if it doesn't make weight with the factory wood stock.)

Fingers crossed on the cost.

I think it is time. Maybe a little late even.
What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else
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I own an original Gunsite Scout built by Ted Yost back in the early 90's at the Gunsite Smithy

It was built up on a SAKO action and is amazingly light and handy. Too bad I never shoot it.

Good luck with your build!
Could you post a pic,....would LOVE to see it!
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Could you post a pic,....would LOVE to see it!


I will try to find the time this weekend to drag it out of the vault and blow the dust off. I'll snap a couple of shots and post them in this thread if the OP does not mind.

She's a beaut!
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What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else

Off the top of my head, a butt cuff for spare ammo, magazine stop for single round loading, iron backup sights and a three point (Ching) sling.

At least those were the old standards.
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What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else
The best way to work the mount is build a bridge (rail) between the existing receiver holes and a base in the rear sight dovetail, if the rifle has the notch.
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Well, just emailed a request for quote on the machining work to turn a Model 70 Featherweight Compact into a Scout Rifle. (Or pseudo scout if it doesn't make weight with the factory wood stock.)

Fingers crossed on the cost.

I think it is time. Maybe a little late even.
I have a Grizzly Custom scout rifle. I used a 1953 Winchester 70, and had it built in 30-06. Pics are on Grizzly's website, mine has the camo paint job.

I also have a Steyr Scout.

I could have bought 2 more Steyrs for what the Grizzly cost me.

Have you been to the scout rifle forum/website?
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Old 01-11-2013, 22:16   #9
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I'd love to see photos of these scouts!
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http://www.grizzlycustom.com/photos_...out_rifle.html

or go to www.scoutrifle.org and look at photos

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Gunsite Scout Pictures

Here you go;

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Integral sight bases (barrel made with them) and front sight blade
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Port side and Ching sling
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Bolt and Rear Ghost Ring
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Gunsite Scout
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:15   #12
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That is a slick rifle, thanks for posting.

My initial build with involve milling the rear bridge for stripper clips, adding a front sight base and a base for the front scope ring. I have that modeled and ready to make, just deciding to go Talley or Weaver.

Probably go with an XS ghost ring rear sight and a NECG Masterpiece front sight.

It's good to see someone with a gun of that quality, sometimes I have to wonder if they exist outside the gun mags.
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Old 01-12-2013, 13:04   #13
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Ron;

Thanks for your kind words. Sounds as though you've thought your build out well. Hope to see some pics when she's done.
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Nice rifle, Seanmac! I love the camo on the stock, too!

To the OP: I've barely messed with bolt guns, but i'd love to see it when it's done!
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Very nice,........thanks!
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Very nice Sean, that is one slick rifle!

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Old 01-12-2013, 15:19   #17
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Why not just get a Steyr?
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I have a Steyr. But this one was test fired by Col. Cooper himself.
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I have a Steyr. But this one was test fired by Col. Cooper himself.
Sorry, my comment was not for you. It was for the OP.

Your setup has a cool factor because is it pre-Steyr and shot by cooper.
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