T3 lacking !
Howdy fellas , I recently bought a T3 ss left hand 3006, gave it its usual new rifle cleaning, mounted a 3.5-10×44 meopta scope in the supplied freebee rings and headed to the bench.
The first loads tested were Federal fusion 150gr., hand loaded 150 gr sierra GK over Imr 4064, BL-c2, and rl19 at moderate loads.
The Groups averaged around 2.2″ with a double grouping effect where the two almost always touch and 1 is about 2″horizonal to the others.
After the 4 groups I cleaned the rifle and found only moderate fouling . I did find that the stock was contacting the barrel in a few spots . The dremel made quick work and back to the bench.
Shot the series of groups allowing the barrel to cool between groups . The groups shrank to less than 2″with the same horizontal grouping .
I have replaced the freebee rings with Leupold double dovetail mounts. After looking at the stock closely I decided not to invest the time in bedding the action but instead ordered a Boyd's laminated stock to bed it in.
Any suggestions for helping this rifle tighten up are appreciated.
Ps The scope was on a rifle shooting 3/4″ groups so I'm in confident in it.
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