Rifle Spotlight: Steyr Scout II

The Steyr Scout rifle is iconic in the firearm world, the famous rifle has a new version, the Steyr Scout II. Originally inspired by Colonel Jeff Cooper, the new version has some improvements including a Picatinny

Steyr Scout II

The new Steyr Scout II rifle will be available in one of the following caliber options: .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington and of course .308 Winchester. The capacity of the detachable polymer box magazines is five rounds. The barrel length for all calibers is 19″ (485mm). The overall length of the Steyr Scout II rifle is 38.6″ (980mm) and it weighs in at 6.6 lbs (3 kg).

Steyr Scout II

The synthetic stock still has the integrated bipod and spare magazine housing, and can be optionally equipped with an adjustable cheekpiece and butt plate. The Steyr Scout II rifle also features a 3-position safety and a 2-stage or a forward set trigger. At the time of writing, there is no information on the price and availability in the USA.

Steyr Scout II

In the 1990s STEYR ARMS partnered with legendary US Marine, rifle expert and shooting instructor Jeff Cooper to develop the MANNLICHER SCOUT.

Jeff Cooper wanted the rifle to be shorter than one meter and lighter than 3 kg.

Its optic had to be mounted as far forward as possible and it had to have iron sights. This was to ensure secure target acquisition up to 400 meters.

In addition to this, the MANNLICHER SCOUT carried a spare magazine in its butt stock.

2023 marks the year STEYR ARMS presents the newly designed STEYR SCOUT II. Making perfect just a bit better.

To achieve even better accuracy housing and bedding block are milled from one piece of aluminium.

Instead of the Weaver-Rail the STEYR SCOUT II integrates a top Picatinny-Rail and a M-LOK mount at 6 o‘clock at the forend.


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