It would be nice if more rifle manufacturers offered "off the shelf" Scout-type weapons. These would be 40" long and around 6lbs.
They would be come with good iron sights and could mount a scope either in the forward position or conventionally. They would have synthetic stocks and stainless steel metalwork for weather resistance. There would be an optional ten-round magazine and calibres would include .308, 7mm-08, .270 Win, .30-06 and possibly 7mm Rem Mag.
I'd compliment these "Bush rifles" with a sister range of longer barreled "Mountain rifles" that would also include .223 Rem and .243 Win models.