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Thread: Compact and Lightweight, Scout-like, .308 Bolt Gun

  1. #81
    I have rediscovered the Steyr Scout. I had one of the originals, in .308, back in the early 2000ís, and was underwhelmed at the time being a Model 70 fanboy. I spent some time and money messing around with the scout concept in custom rifles before giving up on the idea of a forward-mounted scope. Now in Florida, Iím a fan of the 6.5CM and really like my Barrett Fieldcraft. For a general-purpose, light, short, swamp-resistant bolt rifle, though, Iíd like the option of more bullets. So when I saw a 6.5 Steyr with significant improvements over the original, better bolt handle, threaded barrel, same great action and trigger, I thought Iíd give it another try. I installed the 10-round mag kit, so, loaded up, 21 rounds on the gun with the extra mag in the buttstock. I tried a bunch of 6.5CM ammo, it likes Hornady Full Boar 120 grain GMX at 2778 fps. 5 rounds into .5 inch at 100 yards. Iíve never liked the Millet flush sling swivel system as I had one fail on me once, so I replaced them with push-button swivels; Iíll stick a post in Gunsmithing with a how-to-do it. Pretty happy with this one.

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  2. #82
    Guess we donít a section for amateur gunsmithing, so hereís what I did with these Millett swivels (which are apparently out of production):

    Hereís the flush-mount swivel base:

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    And the sling attachment in place:

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    Unscrew swivel base with flat screwdriver. Drill out hole with 1/2Ē drill, and tap with 9/16Ē-18 plug tap. Looks like this:

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    Screw in Grovtec bases with a Grovtec insertion tool. As Iím using a Ching sling, I used limited rotation bases fore and aft, and a full-rotation base for the middle limb of the sling.

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  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    I have rediscovered the Steyr Scout. I had one of the originals, in .308, back in the early 2000ís, and was underwhelmed at the time being a Model 70 fanboy. I spent some time and money messing around with the scout concept in custom rifles before giving up on the idea of a forward-mounted scope. Now in Florida, Iím a fan of the 6.5CM and really like my Barrett Fieldcraft. For a general-purpose, light, short, swamp-resistant bolt rifle, though, Iíd like the option of more bullets. So when I saw a 6.5 Steyr with significant improvements over the original, better bolt handle, threaded barrel, same great action and trigger, I thought Iíd give it another try. I installed the 10-round mag kit, so, loaded up, 21 rounds on the gun with the extra mag in the buttstock. I tried a bunch of 6.5CM ammo, it likes Hornady Full Boar 120 grain GMX at 2778 fps. 5 rounds into .5 inch at 100 yards. Iíve never liked the Millet flush sling swivel system as I had one fail on me once, so I replaced them with push-button swivels; Iíll stick a post in Gunsmithing with a how-to-do it. Pretty happy with this one.

    What scope are you using?
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    This may seem counterintuitive, but I'm impressed with my CZ 527 carbine in 7.62 X 39; decent iron sights, very light and handy, and with a Strike Force Moisin Nagant dual striper clip buttstock pouch (which perfectly holds 2 CZ 527 magazines) you've got a on-rifle capacity of 16 rounds. Essentially a 150-200 yard rifle; similar ballistics to the 30-30.

    Best, Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil Burch View Post
    What scope are you using?
    Swarovski 1-8

  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by JonInWA View Post
    This may seem counterintuitive, but I'm impressed with my CZ 527 carbine in 7.62 X 39; decent iron sights, very light and handy, and with a Strike Force Moisin Nagant dual striper clip buttstock pouch (which perfectly holds 2 CZ 527 magazines) you've got a on-rifle capacity of 16 rounds. Essentially a 150-200 yard rifle; similar ballistics to the 30-30.

    Best, Jon
    Agreed; mine shoots the Hornady 123 SST really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    I have rediscovered the Steyr Scout. I had one of the originals, in .308, back in the early 2000ís, and was underwhelmed at the time being a Model 70 fanboy. I spent some time and money messing around with the scout concept in custom rifles before giving up on the idea of a forward-mounted scope. Now in Florida, Iím a fan of the 6.5CM and really like my Barrett Fieldcraft. For a general-purpose, light, short, swamp-resistant bolt rifle, though, Iíd like the option of more bullets. So when I saw a 6.5 Steyr with significant improvements over the original, better bolt handle, threaded barrel, same great action and trigger, I thought Iíd give it another try. I installed the 10-round mag kit, so, loaded up, 21 rounds on the gun with the extra mag in the buttstock. I tried a bunch of 6.5CM ammo, it likes Hornady Full Boar 120 grain GMX at 2778 fps. 5 rounds into .5 inch at 100 yards. Iíve never liked the Millet flush sling swivel system as I had one fail on me once, so I replaced them with push-button swivels; Iíll stick a post in Gunsmithing with a how-to-do it. Pretty happy with this one.

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    Very cool...I have to admit Iím very intrigued by this straight forward and practical option...hmmm..

    How heavy is it with and without scope please?
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by JonInWA View Post
    This may seem counterintuitive, but I'm impressed with my CZ 527 carbine in 7.62 X 39; decent iron sights, very light and handy, and with a Strike Force Moisin Nagant dual striper clip buttstock pouch (which perfectly holds 2 CZ 527 magazines) you've got a on-rifle capacity of 16 rounds. Essentially a 150-200 yard rifle; similar ballistics to the 30-30.

    Best, Jon
    And these are even controlled feed too right?

    These seem like a great option to have period for a lighter, medium power, carbine. I have 762x39 left over too after selling my Polytech, so it would be a very practical choice for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    Swarovski 1-8
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    ... I installed the 10-round mag kit,
    Thanks for sharing, I have been intrigued by that 6.5CR Steyr Scout rifle since it was introduced, but haven't talked or corresponded to anyone who actually had it. Sounds like the accuracy is living up to the cartridge's reputation.

    Is the 10 round kit for yours, and for that matter are the 10 round magazines the same parts/items as the .308 version of the kit and magazines that Steyr sells?

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