ATH, sounds like you've got it covered to me. I'm guessing that your Nikon tactical scope is a mildot and thats why the notebook with the .5moa drops.
Here's my setup, very similar to yours, although I don't need to bother with the notebook or a drop chart, and its allowed me to take numerous deer and elk including a 32" buck at 742yds and my biggest 6pt bull at 879yds. -
Remington 700 Sendero in 300RUM
Leupold VariX111 4.5-14 with dots put on it by Premier Reticle out to 1000yds for the loads I'm shooting.
Harris bipod (swivel type 13-27")
Binocs (Crooked Horn bino harness)
Fanny pack (license,food,water,knives,etc)
With this setup I can go as far afield as I want and hunt on foot without carrying alot of weight.
All my hunting is in mountainous country so I find that the tallest bipod is the most useful one, eventhough most all my shots are in the laying down prone position. Its oftentimes kind of hard to find a flat piece of ground where you can still see your animal while laying prone. It seems like I'm always on the edge of a ridge looking down and the longer bipod works great hanging over the edge while I'm laying right at the edge looking down on my intended target. Plus sometimes it comes in handy to shoot in the sitting position over tall grass or sagebrush.
This year I just put together a lightweight Rem700 in 7mmSTW, it will be set up with the same scope and dot system, and will replace the heavy 300RUM as my walking around gun. I also just got a new 338Edge (15-16lb.
and a Wild military rangefinder. This setup I'll use at camp or a few other select spots for my LONG range setup -my mule will be packing these, bless her little heart. This long range gun will also be setup with a dot system for out to 1200yds for the loads I'm shooting. So actually I'll have two completely different setups depending on what kind of hunting I want to do that day. I'm still planning on getting a Kestral in the near future and will have a drop chart handy nearby. I think I can bypass the exbal and the palm pilot as I always hunt the same areas and elevations and the temperature doesn't vary that much the last season. Another reason is for my LONG shots I'll be shooting a spotter shot before I line up on my intended animal so I can adjust with the target turrets accordingly.
Hope this helps, so far its worked for me quite well.