Anyway, the Ruger Scout. Having taken it hunting, I can report that it is a nifty hunting rifle. The armies of the world are going to shorter and shorter rifles (many of them to bullpups, and count on it, we will be last) because for an active individual the handier the armament, the better. The Scout’s compactness manifests itself in many ways, from the ease of getting it in and out of a vehicle, into a treestand, out the window of a treestand in a hurry, keeping it clear of overhanging branches, and so on. It will put a smile on your face.