I have had my xs7 in .308 for awhile now and absolutly love it. Recently, however, I got the amazing pleasure of shooting a friends ruger gunsite scout, and now I have to have one. I believe that the pricetag on the ruger is a little steep for what your getting, I mean at that price I could easily build a .308 AR. I was wondering about the option of turning my xs7 into a scout, I'll probably shorten the barrel to the ruger's 16.5 inches and get it threaded. I really need help finding a scout mount and iron sights that will go along with the scout mount. I know there are other options out there for a build like this but I just love my xs7 so much, but the traditional mounting and not having iron sights is just not my 'style'. Would love the help.