Ruger is now making polymer magazines for the Gunsite scout rifle. Â One of the complaints about the metal magazines was the price: Â $70 for the 10 round mag. Â I like the Gunsite scout rifle, but at $70/mag it is a non-starter for me. Â Sorry, but I’m not dropping $70 for a .308 rifle magazine.
Fortunately, Ruger wasn’t blind to the issue. Â To resolve the cost problem, Ruger is now manufacturing polymer magazines of three, five and ten round capacities. Â While not cheap, the polymer mags are much more reasonable at $39.95 each. Â I can’t say that a retail price of $40 is appealing, but it is certainly less horrific than $70.