Scout

They’re talking scout rifles over at Uncle’s, particularly the utility of intermediate cartridge scout rifles.

Murdoc’s always viewed scout rifles as a sort of jack-of-all-shots, something you’d carry in your hand or on your shoulder for quick use. I wonder if 5.56, for instance, would always get the job done, but it certainly would make for a lighter rifle.

Something I happen to like is the new Marlin 1895 SBL, a lever-action in .45-70:

Marlin 1895 SBL in .45-70 (top) at the 2009 SHOT Show
Marlin 1895 SBL in .45-70 (top) at the 2009 SHOT Show

If we’re talking lighter rifles and cartridges, an M1 Carbine wouldn’t be too bad, either.

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