The Steyr Scout Rifle was the ultimate expression of Col. Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle Concept when it was introduced in 1997, and still remains at the top of the heap almost 20 years years.

Indeed, Steyr shooters finished first and second during a scout rifle competition held the second-ever Scout Rifle Conference at Gunsite Academy recently.


So why is it becoming more affordable over time, dropping roughly $600 in cost since it was introduced 19 years ago? That’s a darn good question, and scout rifle expert Richard Mann sat down with Mike Nischalke of Steyr Arms to try to understand why.