Here is a bit of advice... NEVER pick up a Steyr Elite! It will haunt you for days! I made that mistake today! The action is the SMOOOOOOOOTHEST bolt action I have ever touched. I'm left handed and could reach over and work the action with my pinky if I wanted too. Using my thumb, like I would normally with a right handed bolt, it was too easy! The trigger pull...ohhhhhh man I have never felt anything like it before! The balance with scope was perfect! I LOVE scout configured riffles too. I've been planning to buy a 581 series mini 14 and scout config it but after feeling the Steyr...my mind is all discombobulated! I feel like a dude who was supposed to go shopping for a Ford station wagon and instead test drove a Lotus!