Ruger has added a new hybrid chambering to its Gunsite Scout Rifle.

The newest version of the Gunsite Scout Rifle features a hybrid chamber that shoots both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington accurately and safely. The rifle weighs approximately 7.1 pounds, features a 16.1″, 1/2-28 threaded barrel with a 1:8 twist rate, offers controlled round feed and is shipped with a 10-round detachable box magazine.

The cold hammer-forged, medium contour, alloy steel barrel and receiver feature a matte black oxide finish. The 1/2-28 threaded barrel comes with a Ruger flash suppressor, which can be removed in order to attach other threaded barrel accessories.

The rifle’s trigger guard and magazine well are formed of glass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14 paddle just ahead of the trigger guard.

A Mini-14-style protected, non-glare, post front sight and receiver-mounted, adjustable, ghost ring rear sight offer out-of-the-box usability. A forward-mounted Picatinny rail offers options in mounting an assortment of optics such as scout scopes from Burris and Leupold, which allow “both eyes open” fast target acquisition.

The rifle also features Ruger M77 integral scope mounts and comes with Ruger scope rings for conventional scope mounting.

The weather resistant black laminate stock, with “Gunsite Scout Rifle” engraved on the grip cap contains sling swivel studs and a checkered grip and forearm.

A soft rubber recoil pad with three 1/2″ spacers allows the length of pull to be adjusted and properly sized for different shooters or to give the shooter the proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear of varying thickness.

The alloy steel version with a matte black finish retails for $1,039, while the stainless steel version with a matte stainless finish retails for $1,099.

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