I'm going to try to get to the shop after work tomorrow. They had a couple more sitting on the shelf. I'm going to check them out and see if they are any differrent.
Did you do this ?
It's unfortunate I was really looking forward to this as my one bolt action rifle. My search will continue.
maybe I'll be back if I give the Savage version of the Scout a try...
If you are still looking for a scout rifle, I would look for a Ruger Frontier, or a Steyer, whichever fits your budget. Or if you
have time, wait for the Asgard Scout Rifle and take a look.
If you can live with a conventional scope, look for a controlled feed Winchester, or the Montana, or scouterize either one.
Or, (I hesitate to mention) the Ruger Hawkey Compact or Compact Magnum.
I just wonder, have you played with a Ruger M77MKII or Hawkeye rifle ? Or any other bolt action rifle ? I just wonder if it
is something you are doing working the bolt ? Just trying to elimate all possiblilities.
If you want / need a DBM your only choices will be the Steyer or Savage.