I got a good deal on some Leupold STD bases and rings and have ordered a Leupold VX-1 in 31-9x40. That is the new version that just came out. I got $20 off and free shipping from Cabelas. Hopefully I can give her a try by the end of the month.
I'm planning on using 165 gr Nosler Accubonds or Hornady Interbonds over a healthy dose of H4350. I might be using it on some combination Deer/Elk hunts so I think that would be a versatile loading that packs some good punch but also reaches out very well. It will be an Elk gun for the most part.
Thanks again folks.