Ok. I've purchased the rifle, it's due in a few weeks hopefully. I've purchased the scope. I'm picking it up Monday. I've bought a Lucas bore guide to fit a Tipton cleaning rod. But now what?
I still need all sorts of essentials to clean the rifle. Solvents, brushes, pads, etc.. I was going to buy a scope mounting kit, but realized it wasn't necessary. I have a friend that has the tools for that allready. Should I buy a cleaning kit or a can I just get what I need and be done with it? Cause I really don't see the purpose in throwing money down on items in a kit I may never even use.
Are some brushes, solvents better than others as manufacters advertise? If I went w/ Tipton, I would think that'd be ok I suppose?
I'm not getting a bench rest, I'm just going to use sand bags at the range. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to be just as accurate, just might not get as many rounds thru before my arm tires out.
I'm going to buy a wooden vice. Only for personal preference. I'd much rather make my own but.....oh well, it can be a project for later.
I still need a case, shooting sticks, trigger lock, and probably a whole laundry list of other items. I have yet begin to aquire what's needed to start reloading my own ammo so far. I'm going tomorrow to sit down with a veteran whose been reloading as long as I am old. He doesn't reload any rifle ammo, but I'm sure I'll be able to glean some knowledge out of our conversations. I'm buying Nosler's new handbook tonight after work. I could probally just print off information somewhere for just my particular caliber, but I need to learn anyway so it would be useful in that sense.
Oh, I almost forgot. Is there already a good forum thread that would relate to this.