I own a few hunting rifles in various calibers, but my go to all-around rifle for deer, elk, and bear is a Ruger M77 All-Weather-Rifle in .30-06 that I camouflaged. It is light, durable, accurate, and reliable. However, the concept of the Scout rifle really appeals to me; a more compact, handy rifle, with more ammo capacity that can be used for hunting big game or for SHTF. I started looking into the Ruger GSR and decided to replace my M77 with the GSR in the stainless version with the 18" barrel. However, someone wrote a letter to a gun magazine about the GSR and stated that an AR10 does everything the GSR does, but better. It shoots .308, has 20rd capacity vs 10rd. Is the same weight or lighter, is just as or more accurate, has same overall length, and can be just as reliable. With GSRs going for around $1000, I started thinking that I possibly could get an AR10 for close to that price. The thought of using an AR10 for hunting elk and other large game never occurred to me...:dunno: I need to do more research into it, but what do you guys think? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!