Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Recently I acquired a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. I have been waiting to take it to the range and give it a try. The weather has been cold but there were a few nice days. The main reason I have not been to the range is because I have not been able to find ammo! Yeah! I can't find .308. Internet is just about out, walmart not a chance, local gun shops are empty. I really like the idea of buying guns chambered in normal loadings like; .308, .30-06, .30-30, .22lr, and so on. Usually you can find these cartridges anywhere; however, with recent political noise on guns this is not the case.
The Plan is to take the rifle to the range with 3-5 types of ammo. I am going to get less expensive ammo for it like Remington core-lokt, Winchester Super-X, Federal Fusion, and so on. I have killed quite a few deer with these three ammo choices and I have not had a problem. I feel the very philosophy behind the scout rifle is one of affordability. If ammo listed above can shoot well out of my rifle then I am going to stick with it. When ammo starts coming available I will Load Up, and see what works well.