Then I'd ALSO want to maybe get a fore grip. But a bipod would be a bit too much in the fore-end for a semi-auto Sport Utility Rifle.
Unless they can combine both concepts... They can?! Wowee!
Yup it looks like it. This is from Grip Pod Grip Pod System, and it is like it says, a fore grip with a a spring loaded bipod. It's available through lots of places, but I saw it on Brownells for $156.
So a $1600 rifle, a $980 stock with flip up iron sights, a grip for $156, optics START at $400 for a decent red-dot scope, but a nice low magnification illuminated reticle will go for $880. If I want a 10x scope appropriate with this rifle, that'll cost as much as the rifle. Even more. But if I want to go that route I'd need to get a trigger tune and bed the stock... of just buy the $2400 Match rifle to start. $3500 - $4500. Sheesh, this is an expensive hobby. This is gonna take longer than I figured
Better just stick with saving for the $1600 rifle and re-evaluate from there. Try to get more skill-centric and resist the American urge to get gear-centric. And that is hard.