Mountain rifle 24-26\" fluted barrel? Opening day Mule Deer is at the treeline in the Sierra Nevada. Thinking about the 25wssm or a 6.5 in titanium. Advice on a sturdier bbl, balancing with a ~4-12 scope, and using my rucksack instead of a bipod? After the first snow, I go into the woods w/ grandpas' M99 Savage!