Re: 300 Remington Ultra Mag Sendero SF Newbie
the recoil pad is up to you whether you want a little softer blow or not. all i have is the standard remington rubber pad, and i still shoot a straight tube with only a t-shirt sometimes, but thats just me. most guys want a little less kick. as far as the bipod, it depends on what you're using it for. i have the 13-23" swivel on my 270 and thats great for the mountain hunting i do here, allowing me to shot from prone up to sitting. i'm guessing you're not going to be hauling yours all over the place light a normal sporter rifle though, so the extra length probably wouldnt be needed, in which case the 8-13" might be better assuming you'll only be shooting prone. the nice thing with harris though, is if you decided you dont like the model you have, you can always get rid of it to someone on here. get a lesser brand, and you might not be able to.
If it were easy, I wouldn't be doing it.