A bit of Friday afternoon, waiting for home time, musing...
If you weren't after perfect accuracy - just after practical stalking accuracy out to 250-300 yards at the most.
But you were after solid, long term reliabilty - ie. something that held together and worked properly over 25-30 years, with moderate use, and sensible, but not excessive care.
And you wanted it in wood, not synethetic.
And you wanted it new, but really didn't want to faff around with any after market modifications.
What factory rifle would you get in the calibre range .270 - .30-06?
(Oh - and you already have a T3 in .243, and love it, but have reservations about its long term longeveity in a heavier calibre).