The SCOUT™ is CVAs first ever center-fire only rifle, but what a rifle it is. Sleek, lightweight and an incredible value for the dollar, the SCOUT sets a new standard for affordable single-shot hunting rifles. All SCOUT barrels are fluted and available in either Blued Steel or 416 Stainless Steel. Stocks are 100% ambidextrous making them versatile not only for all shooters, but for all off-side opportunities in the field. The SCOUT COMPACT .243 model is a compact design meaning that the barrel is an easily maneuverable 20 (2 shorter than the Standard model) and the stock is 1 shorter than the Standard model stock. Therefore, this gun will be a great choice for a childs first deer rifle or as a lightweight, quick-handling brush or truck gun for just about anyone. Also, a coupon for the purchase of the full-length standard stock is included with each SCOUT COMPACT gun, allowing up-sizing when the child is big enough for a full-length stock. Other calibers in the Standard SCOUT include .243, 7mm-08, .270, .30-06 and .35 Whelen, that all come with the standard stock and 22 barrel. Plus, they come with DuraSight® DEAD-ONTM Integral Mounts, rather than open sights since most shooters will be inclined to scope this little jewel of a rifle.