OK, guys, yeah I agree that the Steyr is one ugly SOB and way too expensive, but I'm not addressing CONSUMERS here, I'm trying to get the opinions of GUN ENTHUSIASTS who have far more experience than I do in long guns. I guess that I'm a little taken aback that the appearance of a firearm out-weighs it's performance. Are you telling me that a pretty rifle that shoots 2 inch groups is welcomed into the SCOUT RIFLE COMMUNITY, but an ugly rifle that cuts holes in not welcome?
I maybe a newbie, gentlemen, but I'm not totally lacking in experience. My employment steered me towards handguns, so since retirement I'm "broadening my horizon" and looking into hunting, rather than defending the community, myself, and my family. (Or for that matter preparing for the CHILDISH FANTASY invasion).
My original post only asked a question: Why is the GSR constantly discussed and the Model10 FCM ignored? I guess I got my answer: The Ruger is prettier than the Savage.
No offense, guys, lets move on.