Re: what bipod size, gear, etc etc etc
I don't have any experience with the 300RUM or that particular scope, but from what I've read about them, you have a nice set-up. As far as what else gear wise, best is a relative term. What's best for me may not work out good for you. However, for my precision rifles which I use for hunting, varminting, and comps, I use the harris 9-13 swivel notched leg version with pod-lock. I like this version because I've found it able to give me that extra clearance over rocks or taller grass and angle shooting that the BR model does not. I also shoot a relatively high position, compared to many other shooters.
Since you are familiar with reloading, I think you will probably have a technique that works for you to find the best load for your rifle. I tend to seat the bullets just off the lands and shoot different powder charges, working up slowly, until I get the accuracy I want or pressure signs show up. If I get the accuracy I am looking for and no pressure, I'll play with seating depth a bit, still keeping watch for pressure. I don't usually test different primers, as I usually know what I want to use. But if you do change primers, back off on your powder and rework it. If you already know most of this, great.
Other gear I use is a TIS sling, Eagle stock pack that has an LT Tool Pack (RedTac Gear) with allen wrenches for the different size bolts on the rifle, and a bore snake and ear plugs. I also keep a detailed log book of cold bore shots, elevation corrections, and other data. Edited to add that I also use a Leica LRF if time permits, which it usually does.
Not sure if that answered any of your questions, but this is what I use and do.
Last edited by gebhardt02; 09-26-2008 at 05:59 PM.
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