Short Rifles mainly because only one of these may lay claim to the Scout title. From the top:
Persian Mauser Carbine in 8 X 57 sporterized circa 1964 by my father. Not his first one in this format. The first was a Type 44 Arisaka in 6.5 X 50 sporterized circa 1954 that he eventually sold - never was able to forgive him for that. I think the Persian was his need to fill the loss of the Arisaka. Based on the above I have concluded that the desire for short, handy bolt guns is a deep seated desire in all Marines. I owe a debt of gratitude to my father for instilling that in me early on, and the Colonel for eventually formalizing the concept.
Second one down is the ubiquitous Mini-14, sans scope (have more short rifles than scopes at the moment).
Third one is an 1938 Obendorf Mauser I picked up from Big5 after reading the Colonel's writings concerning forward mounted scopes and the Scout Rifle concept. My version of a P Scout (P for peasant model, circa 1998). I shortened and re-crowned the barrel; modified the bayonet lug; and made a scope mount utilizing the original Mauser rear sight mount. The rings are Leupold QR whatever - not as good as the QRW's. Like a fool I only bought one of these from Big5 as the pre-war 98k's put to shame most modern produced rifles. The attached 50 and 100 yard group pictures are an indication of what can be achieved after a little tinkering around with a rifle seven years older than the tinkerer.
Fourth is a Marlin in 45-70. Wouldn't have bought this one had I known Remington purchased Marlin. I'll keep it and clean up the Remington inspired cheese ball cost cutting measures because I like 45-70's and the Guide Gun concept.
Fifth is a CZ550FS in 9.3 X 62, and gets my vote for an off the shelf Super Scout. I may eventually take the time to figure out a forward base to mount a Scout scope on it. I have an N.E.C.G. rear peep sight that attaches to the CZ rear mount that would make an ideal combination with a Scout scope in my opinion.
Sixth one speaks for itself. Hats off to Ruger, even though they are about twenty years late.