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Hey Rocket Surgery. I bought a Ruger Gunsite Scout and had exactly the same issue. I contacted Ruger and explained the problem. Although I shipped my rifle to Quebec (I live in B.C.) and had to wait for a while (missing hunting season), Ruger did indeed replace my rifle with a different rifle, and paid for the shipping. On my new Ruger Scout, my problem has gone away). I have since discovered others that had issues w/ their RGS shooting left of center at 25 yards with iron sights. I know Ruger is well aware of the batch of rifles that had this problem. Here is the letter I wrote to Ruger, and they were excellent to deal with.
[I]On September 10th 2011, I took my new rifle to the range and shot from a benchrest at 25 yards using factory loaded cartridges. Out of the box, from a benchrest, the Ruger M-77 Gunsite Scout shot more than 3 inches to the left of center at 25 yards with iron sights. I loosened the windage adjustment as specified in the owners manual and adjusted the rear sight aperture incrementally to the right. Currently, the rear windage aperture sight has been adjusted to the farthest possible position (fully to the right) yet the rifle still shoots left of centre at 25 yards. The cross bolt, front mounting screw and rear mounting screw appear to be snugly tightened as described in the owners manual. The bore is clean and free from accumulated metal fouling (it's brand new). Everything appears to be tight, the bore is clean, the sights are secure. I tried a different brand of factory loaded ammunition, yet the problem continues. I allowed the range instructor/manager to shoot multiple groupings with the rear aperture adjusted all the way to the right, shooting from a bench, and even his POI was left of centre, with no ability to adjust the rear windage aperture sight any farther to the right to compensate for POI. I am familiar with this particular peep sight from Ruger. I find the peep sight to be in good working order.
On September 17th 2011, I spoke with the employee at the store that convinced me to purchased this rifle. He stated his own Ruger M-77 Scout Rifle has the same issue, and, that his rear aperture sight is moved all the way to the right. His explanation was that Ruger mounted the sights in this manner. His rifle was received in the same shipment as mine. Nonetheless, I am concerned only with my rifle.
1) I would be very grateful if Ruger could provide additional insight into the problem I am experiencing. My concern regarding this rifle is the POI is not being within the parameters of the adjustable sighting system. Even if the rifle can be repaired to shoot within the parameters of the sighting system, for the cost of this rifle, I would be very concerned if on repair/replacement of this rifle the windage rear sight aperture is not located near dead-center (or very close to it) while shooting at 25 yards from a benchrest.
2) If it is recommended by Ruger that I send my rifle to an approved repair facility, I wanted to express my concerns regarding the cost of shipping this rifle to Ruger's approved repair facility located at:
CANADIAN REPAIR STATION
650 Rang Roy
Sainte Martine, Quebec J0S 1V0
3) Is it possible to be reimbursed for shipping this brand new rifle to the Canadian Repair Station?
Hey Rocket Surgery, just wanted to add that it's worth the wait if you are one of the rare people with a warranty issue with the Ruger Scout. The Ruger Scout is my favourite rifle of all time. Once you get sorted out, you won't look back.
Last edited by Cifyra; 09-22-2012 at 04:37 PM.
I thought the American export restrictions were recently relaxed? I know I just got an American made Daniel Defense with a flash hider, not pinned or welded on, and so did many other people.
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My ruger scout rifle was dead on with irons out of the box... I have a scope on it now though.