The GS Scout seems the perfect size/weight for me. I use it for hunting and longer range shooting. I like the size, weight, the mauser style action and safety, and the 5 round mags will make it hnting legal. adjustable spacers cool since i take a loner lop than many people. I like irons since if my scope had an issue i could still hunt that day. Im wondering though, if the rear sight is fast install or return to zero? I think the scout scope setup is gimmicky (please no debate) and much prefer a standard setup. Was wondering if when you take the scope off the base if you can quickly (in the field) just put the iron on and be ready to shoot.