I also like the older Walther PPK/s. I don't know if it was mentioned but they are very slim and very reliable.
To Quote the Good Colonel (Godfather of your Scout rifle!):
"The best rifle is the one you have."
.....provided it does what you want it to do.
I've never heard that (sloppy chambers) about the Steyr Scout ....good to know!
I'd do everything with the swede, were I you: sell that 7-08 and buy components. Lots and lots of components!
I use my .270 WIN for everthing from prairie dogs to deer ..... and hope to take elk someday...... 90 grain to 150's, it seems to like them all.