I also run the fulcrum. Big enough for a 10 day hunt, folds into itself for day mode.
It's also great for when it's pouring rain. You have enough room to just cram everything into it without having to get everything "just so" to make it all fit.
I like the OGL, but sometimes wish I had the guide lid. I think a guide lid with attachments for a small pouch or two would be my ideal setup.
I don't need the shoulder straps, it's only off my pack if I leave it at home.
I agree that there is nothing better then actual trigger time when it comes to getting better. With that, you can also dry fire the weapon and go through the motions without wasting ammo. When I hit the range, first thing I do after building my shooting position is several dry fire rounds. It...
If you are wanting to get better at shooting and calling wind with your hunting rifle, then I would suggest shooting your hunting rifle. Take the price of a new rifle and scope and put it towards ammo and maybe even a training class or two.
But, It sounds more like you want a new rifle to play...
Well done. Definetly better then stacking foam, covering it with gorilla tape, and then throwing on a neoprene sleeve. That's how my rem 700 rolls and while functional, I've never been happy with it.
I think I just found another winter project.