Bookshelf: The Scout Rifle: Its History and Place in the 21st Century

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posted on July 26, 2017
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Shooting Illustrated Ammo Editor Richard Mann has embarked on a novel endeavor to detail the Scout Rifle as envisioned by Jeff Cooper. The history of the rifle—and the man responsible for its genesis—as well as current offerings, signature features and other salient bits pertaining to the scout rifle concept are covered in this online-only book.

Readers can register at scoutriflestudy.com to read and will receive e-mail notifications when new chapters or content has been added. On the site they will be able to read, watch video, and interact in an active discussion forum with other enthusiasts. The site will also include a marketplace resource for all things Scout Rifle related.

Whether the concept intrigues you or you’re a proud Scout Rifle owner, there’s something for all fans of Cooper’s do-it-all rifle. More content will be added as the project progresses, and embedded videos bring concepts and quotes to life. Period advertisements, references and interviews are interspersed with background information and technical specifications. For the devotee of the Scout Rifle concept, this is worth a look.

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