Its a R700 P built by APA in 338 LM with a 28" barrel plus the brake. I got it back about 10 days before the season and haven't had time to dial in a load. So far I've gotten sub MOA groups out to 600 with factory HSM 300 grain Bergers and a NF 5.5-22 so I'm happy with the rifle's performance for now. This winter I'll get some of the brass I'm producing and work up a load using the excellent info I've found on here. Thanks reloaders!
However, my next project will be a lighter weight rifle...
As to the bear hunting, the next 10 days here are forecast to be hot and dry so I'm going to give those waterholes my attention until the weather changes. No baiting in CO so we've been watching oak brush thickets with lots of acorns and bear sign.
It seems to me that there is more bear activity just before dusk than there is at first light. Any evidence of that from hunters that put trail cams on bait? Any suggestions appreciated.