I found First Lite merino to be the most comfortable, but not very durable. I haven't tried the Sitka merino. After studying up on it, I decided to get away from 100% merino and go with merino/nylon blends. This was before the Aerowool stuff came out from FL, so I had no choice but Kuiu.
Not saying you can't build a good rifle off a Mark V action, but how many competitive shooters do you see using them? How many custom gun builders? There's a reason the 700 and 70 are used in so many custom guns.
If you end up going the Mark V route, remember that resale value will probably...
This thread is a little old, but a .243 is great antelope medicine.
The 95 grain NBT is a good bullet in it, too. I don't see any reason to shoot the Accubond for better penetration. The 95 BT is actually a pretty tough bullet.
I shot my antelope with one this fall.
The waist belt on the current Pintlers, Metcalfs, etc have an adjustment where the strap connects into the waistbelt (near the back) in addition to the redirect feature. I think you are supposed to set the belt "roughly" with the back adjustment and then use the redirect when you actually put...
I've had a hard time finding a really great chili recipe. There's lots out there, and everyone says theirs is the best, but I find most to be average.
I'll give some of these a try though. I'm not giving up on my search for the ultimate chili recipe.