WHen I shoot off a front mechanical rest, the Caldwell 1K is all I use. Very good rest and has a very wide range of vertical adjustment. For the money impossible to beat in my opinion.
I would recommend getting rid of the bag that comes with it and order in the extra bags designed for the 3" flat bottom receiver that are also sold by Caldwell. I ordered all mine through MidwayUSA. Have four different bags to match pretty much anythin you could imagine as far as a forend profile.
Only thing they will not work for is a forend wider then 3.5".
Great rest for the money and better then alot of rests that cost alot more money.
Lil' Black Sunshine will be a hell of a rifle I assure you!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] My 6-284 is about ready for an upgrade, I like yours so much I may build one just like it as well.
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That sounds like it is going to be one hell of a nice set up.
However i dont want to be a kill-joy but the 6-284 as a high volume varmint/target round is going to give you an extremely short barrel life.
A 6mm AI would be a bit better if you have already ordered your barrel or even the 6mm Hot (6.5 x 47 necked down)
Having said that IMHO the 6.5-284 would be the best cartridge to suit your needs
This one will not be a high volumn shooter. This will be about a 50 shot per day at the most type of rifle, and that will be spread out over the day type of thing.
I went with the 1-9 twist because I only plan on shooting to about 1200 yards, and with a 105-107 grn pill, it will get there no problem. I will also have the abilty to shoot some of the 70 grn and 80 grn Ballistic Tip bullets for varmints out to 500-800 yards or closer. That will make em really pop!