The Steyr Elite is the tactical precision version of the Scout rifle. Differences to the standard Scout include an extended Picatinny mounting rail, an enlarged SSG-style bolt knob, an adjustable cheek piece, and an adjustable butt plate. It is fitted with a cold-hammer-forged 22.4-inch heavy barrel. The additional features of the Elite give it a weight of 9.5 lbs., which makes it fall outside Col. Jeff Cooper's definition of a scout rifle. It is standard with two synthetic 5-round magazines, but an optional adapter kit can be attached to fit a 10-round magazine.