I don't use mine anymore but in late 80's built a custom : Blueprinted 700, 24" # 3 Hart 10 twist , in a Mcmillian stock. Not to cut you short, no need for a 26" barrel around here. In a long action that 26" pipe is a pita if carring in our woods. For years and still I like 25 calibers. Its very hard hitting and some say it has a distint sound going off. I only used 100 grainers out of it my favorite was the 100 grain Nosler solid base but they discontinued it. I use the Bt and sierra bt. Don't be overwhelmed buying Whby. brass, its very strong and you will get several loadings from it. Alos don't be afraid to put some powder in it. Since some of the newer powders I haven't played with it but IMR 4831 worked good then I went to 7828. If I was tinkering with it now I would probably try some h-1000. Congrats on a fine caliber selection.