Posted May 17, 2016 1:32 pm by Comments

By gunwriter While researching Cooper’s various scout rifles it come to my attention that Super Scout IV was assembled by Melvin Forbes of New Ultra Light Arms. This rifle would come to be known as “Lion Scout” and was – as best as can be determined – a combination of work by Forbes, Fred Wells, and Johnny Mahan. It is currently in the possession of John Ganaway, who was gifted the rifle by Jeff. Interestingly, I found out that when gun scribe Cameron Hopkins, former editor of American Handgunner (1984 – 2001) saw Super Scout IV he contacted Melvin Forbes and asked him to build one for him. It too was chambered for the .350 Remington Magnum but unlike the Lion Scout, this rifle was built entirely by Forbes. As it turns out Hopkins, recently decided to investigate the possibility of launching Super Vel ammunition brand with newer, hotter, better loads. Lee Jurras has gifted Hopkins with the use of the brand name and Cameron, using a SAAMI certified ballistics laboratory, has revived the beast. The new Super Vel .45 AUTO +P load produces 1,150 fps with a 185 gr. JHP and the 115-grain 9mm Luger +P load will provide 1300 fps! …Read the Rest

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