Didn't get one in my box. Now I'm pissed.
Have had mine stripped down several times.
Doesn't look like anything that belongs to the GSR.
Appears to be a rejected part of some type.
Have fun with your new toy.
I never use the Ruger rings either. I mount the scope out on the rail, the way the good Colonel intended a scout rifle to be. I'm jealous of your lighter synthetic stock, I'm hoping Ruger will make them in left hand eventually. The flash hider I can change out for a brake easy enough.
I recently got a Galco Safari Ching sling for my GSR. Easy to shove your arm into the loop, takes about a second and a half, and non supported shooting is way steadier.
I'm jealous of your range sandog! Saw a post of yours a week or so ago, looks like you live in some beautiful country.
I had really wanted the original Ruger, but something told to hold off, mostly my wallet . Really glad I waited, mine is a reward for passing my commercial drivers license test. I'm running a Burris scout 2.75x, and just got my Rhodesian sling from Andy.
I'm watching your load development thread with interest. I just started reloading 9mm and .223, working up to the .308