I have one, with a Leupold Scout Scope mounted in the forward position, as intended. Not sure why one would pay the extra money for a scout rifle and then defeat the purpose by adding a conventionally mounted scope. To each his own though. My rifle easily makes sub MOA accuracy. I have been following the Cooper Scout concept for many years, and the more experience I got, the more it looked like it was a great choice for me. I have long range precision, highly accurate rifles, African caliber, rifles, lever action, single action, AR platform rifles, etc., but the more I shoot this rifle, the better I like it. It doesn't do any particular specialist job exceptionally well, but it does most of them VERY well. If you like the concept, the rifle will meet or exceed your expectations. That is MY 2 cents!