MemberJuly 6, 2015 at 2:18 am105 Bullseyes
I'm soooo Jealous!!!
MemberJuly 6, 2015 at 4:04 am21 Bullseyes
The Sporter with 24 in barrel
I'm going Lapua brass and the Lee neck size collet
MemberJuly 6, 2015 at 4:10 am21 Bullseyes
Did you see the new Berger 130 gr long range bullet?
MemberJuly 7, 2015 at 3:25 am21 Bullseyes
Got it! Sweet rifle, now to order the g2 pic rail so I can swap scopes with my .223 Sporter! Kjergaard sports is awesome!
MemberJuly 7, 2015 at 3:33 am105 Bullseyes
Lol….Glad to hear you got it!
Very interested to see how it shoots!
MemberJuly 7, 2015 at 4:39 am21 Bullseyes
Little bit disappointed on the fit of the cheek piece but very happy with it in general.
I will post all my load development when i get the components and dies in. Not planning any factory loads in this one, Sako rounds were $38+ for 20 !! starting with Berger 140 gr hybrids and Lapua brass when it gets here.
ModeratorJuly 7, 2015 at 4:46 am295 Bullseyes
Very nice and one of the best calibers out there, I'm a little bit jealous, if you decide you need a new scope I can give you some good ideas on what to get but there not cheap lol
MemberJuly 7, 2015 at 5:32 am21 Bullseyes
hey thanks Larkin!! I plan to put a mountain tactical +20 pic rail on this so i can swap my Vortex PST scope between this and my T3 .223 sporter. next year I plan to get a dedicated scope for this honey! some day i might even get a shmit & bender lol – although it seems crazy to pay twice what the rifle cost to aim it…
ModeratorJuly 7, 2015 at 7:20 am295 Bullseyes
If I was spending your money I'd get one of the new Kahles or Nixon tactical scopes which over here in England are just over half the price of the s & b and in all honestly I couldn't justify the extra for the s & b if you have to go out and earn your money, but that's the new ranges not the old ones
MemberJuly 8, 2015 at 2:35 am1 Bullseye
Congrats on a very nice rifle, Eric. You'll have a ton of fun with that one.
MemberJuly 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm1 Bullseye
Jason is supposed to ship my T3 Hunter 6.5x55se lefty today can't wait to mount optics and put some rounds through it.
MemberJuly 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm21 Bullseyes
Update with no new info lol.
I have been on that “internet” getting components and such, Lapua brass is backordered for arrival in August (sigh). Thanks for the scope advise Larkin…I kind of leveraged myself on this purchase so plan to use my Viper PST that currently sits on my .223 Sporter. So I am also waiting on John to get me a gen 2 pick rail so I can swap the scope without major fiddling.
I also ordered the recoil lug and a shroud so now I have to perform lol.
At this point all I can say is that I love the T3 Sporter and will do my best to promote the 6.5X55 SE.
Also just received 500 140 gr Berger Hybrid 6.5s and am expecting 50 Barnes 127 LRX .
unfortunately North Dakota requires that buck tags be applied for in June (I think) so I missed that, but I may get a doe tag for this fall.
Even if I can't get a deer this year I should be able to get some steel targets, so keep an eye on this post for updates!
MemberJuly 16, 2015 at 12:10 am1 Bullseye
When will you be breaking in the barrel?
MemberJuly 16, 2015 at 12:45 am21 Bullseyes
I plan to buy a box of 20 cheapest rounds and plan to cut the neck of one of them so I can use it as a marker to set the bullet to lands measurement. All using the Berger 140 hybrid.
I'm buying rounds since I cannot make myself damage new Lapua brass.
So anyway, the breakin will be a couple shots then clean, then again until 20 rounds gone.
Then I plan to switch to moly coated if I can.
YukonAl, what would you do? I'm open to other plans.
I just got 500 Berger 140 gr hybrids and am leaving them bare until I hear what best practice is.
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