"Daily existence is increasingly that of despair, depression, and derangement, punctuated by news of the latest serial murder spree or global eco-disaster, consumed as horrible entertainments in the emptiness." - John Zerzan
I've never understood the point of a "scout rifle" myself. (KenK, ROAWS blog)
Ruger Scout Rifle
Ruger's new offering seems to fit Jeff Cooper's criteria. But ah...you can just as easily obtain a rifle that does everything the Ruger scout rifle does at a Internet-based gun auction or a local gun show for a lot less money. The only real advantage the Ruger seems to offer over a used but still quite serviceable mil-surplus Lee-Enfield, Springfield 1903, Mosin-Nagant or any of the numerous kinds of Mauser-type service rifles is that it comes in the relatively cheap and plentiful .308 Winchester caliber.