Alright guys, my rifle is almost done now. All thats left is to get a trigger. I now have 31 rounds down the tube, and must say that I have never had a rifle so accurate and easy to clean! As far as optics, the scope mounted is the same bushnell that was on it in factory form. My dad is letting me use a spare osprey 10-40x50 until I can save up for a nightforce. I do have to get a rail, and 30mm rings before I can mount it though. I ended up bedding the entire rifle and floating the barrel, but could only get about an inch and a quarter of past the recoil lug due to the location of the first vent in the stock. I also used a limbsaver grind to fit recoil pad, and it works great! Hopefully i'll get to kill with this thing come rifle season!
Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Chris.