I am about to buy a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. Even though this is a scout rifle forum, I would like to remove the scout rail from the gun and mount a conventional scope on the GSR. I would use the gun more as a practical rifle/hunting rifle and I would like to remove the rail to lighten up the overall weight. For this rifle I would prefer a conventional, lightweight variable powered scope rather than a fixed or variable powered scout scope.
I would like to plug the tapped holes for the scout rail to prevent dust and debris from entering.
Does anyone know the the size and thread pitch used for the GSR scout rail? What sized plug screw should I use for the hole?
Thanks in advance!