I have a t3 Lite in 308 which quite happily puts out thumbnail groups with Sako 123. The problem is that after 3 rounds the barrel is so hot that the heat haze means thou can't really see the target through the scope. Waiting for the thing to cool down is a PITA.
I am looking for a rifle to double hat use on the range and on deer. Being a cheapskate that appeals to me, but the 223 ammo works out pretty cheap if you use militarily ball. I've seen it at £23 for 100 rounds. And I like my t3 Lite 308. Another t3 Lite in 223 would be good, but I am concerned that the barrel will heat up in the same way as the 308. Does it?
So….308 heavy barrel for the range and possibly deer? Thinking of a T3 Varmint or TAC? 223 Lite or heavy barrel? Or just find a Lee Enfield 303 and blast away with that? Or get another 308 for the range….decision,decisions...
Thoughts and experiences appreciated.
Yes I know there is a No4(T) for sale in Fultons at Bisley, but that is way out of my price league!