Finally got my new T3 together, at least the first phase. The 25-06 T3 Lite stainless doner received a shortened 22" 308 F/TR 3-groove Lilja Barrel with 1/13 twist which should be ok for 155-168gr. I duracoated the barrelled action tac black and cured it for a week in our oven. My son Peter made me an experimental ultra light E-Tac3 stock and I full length bedded it with a steel recoil lug. The complete bedded stock only weighs 790 grams. (28oz) but is ultra stiff. The unscoped rifle weighs 7.5lb 3.4kg (lighter than a Mauser M03 sporter)
My new test scope is not here yet so earlier this week I threw on my old Kahles so that I can go hunting with the rifle Sunday.
I tested some 168 and 155gr ammo I have lying around. Zero was easy as the bore sighting got it into about 10cm from the zero at 100yds
The 168's first seemed quite ok for the lousy windy day it was.
The first shot of the 155 grainers went a bit high maybe due to getting the barrel settled with the new bullet. The next four seemed very promising. I'll do more tests when the weather gets better....