I was back at Kerpers gun shop in Bowmansville Pa a few days ago and saw a custom bench rest rifle in .284 with a heavy bull barrel, laminate stock, and a Mauser 98 action. The bore looks great and so does the whole rifle! I did a bunch of research on the caliber and came back with little. It's not very popular and from what I see only Winchester makes ammo for it. So I was wondering if you guys have any tips to give as far as making it the best it can be? Also what are your opinions about this set up? What scope would you think is worth while. I'm planning on ground hogs at long ranges and big game hunting at moderate ranges. I'm figuring a 12X any help is much appreciated!