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Scout & Patrol differences?

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Bolt Action' started by Barhrobeman, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    The scout has that really forward rail section and the patrol does not. That’s really about it. Just your preference whether or not you want a forward mounted scope with a long eye relief or no.
  3. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Ah ok, thanks.
  4. Tranteruk

    Tranteruk .410 Supporter

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    If considering the forward mounted rail with long eye relief scope try to test one out beforehand. I like Coopers basic principle of the scout, and had been fortunate enough to talk with him about it. But I never got on with LER scopes. The scout rifle weight, length, calibre are I think sound. The LER scope? Not so much for me or many shooters.
  5. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Good long eye relief scopes are expensive. For me anyway.
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  6. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Forum Moderator Supporter

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    Wasn't the LER recommended so that clearing jams in the scout rifle and top loading was easier?
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  7. Tranteruk

    Tranteruk .410 Supporter

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    I have never heard of the LER being connected to clearing stoppages, though I can see the point, its not a strong one . Also, as one part of the scout recipe is an interchangeable magazine, top feeding should not be an issue. I think the principle was to encourage easy shouldering, sighting and mounting of the rifle. I never found it so and as said, never got on with them. I have wondered if the old German K98 LER used in WW2 was an influence. But, I have read a couple of books with recollections of WW2 German snipers, and they hated them. Much preferring a rear mounted scope.

    I guess like many things, its what you prefer, what works best for you. Trial and error.
  8. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Forum Moderator Supporter

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    You are correct I keep forgetting the concept advocated a magazine accepting bolt action.

    I did a modified scout configuration with one of my garands so every time I hear scout rifle I automatically think of my Garand scout project.

    In the end I abandoned the idea and sold off the scout scope. Fine bench shooter but the overall balance was fubar when you shouldered it.
  9. stampeed valkyrie

    stampeed valkyrie .22LR

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    Weaver actually makes a fairly good fixed power scout scope... or they did. I think it was 4X and I have mounted on an Mosin M44 Scout project I built probably 10+ years back.
    I've used the rifle to hunt and was satisfied with it's performance. Of course once I got passed seeing nothing but fireball for a second or 2 after you shoot! But it's an M44 and that is half the fun!
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