T3 Lite 22-250 build! Need a few pointers
Hey guys, first off apologies if this is in the wrong section. Feel free to move it.
So as the title states, I'm currently about halfway through building my T3 Lite. The aim is to finish with a rifle which is swinging more towards a 'long range rig' or even a bench rest shooter.
Bear in mind, it is a hunting rifle, i do plan on visiting ranges occasionally but seeing as there isn't one close to me, I cant justify a dedicated target rifle.
I've determined that barrel length is not an issue as i shoot out of vehicles, I never go out walking with it. So weight and length aren't a factor.
So basically it started life as a T3 Lite synthetic in 22-250.
Had it for about 10 months before I got the idea of making it a custom build. First thing to go were cheap optics. It now has a Zeiss hd5 5-25×50mm.
More scope than I'll ever need for quite a long time, if not forever.
I also did away with factory rings the same time the Zeiss was put on. It rests on a DNZ one peice mount which screws to the receiver.
Next, I swapped out the synthetic stock for a GRS sport/varmint stock and lightened the trigger at the same time. It's now considerably better to shoot than before.
Now i believe I'm in the final stage of the build, I have two more parts I want to put on it and then it SHOULD be sorted. This is where I'm after advice.
I have a set trigger ordered/waiting for me to pick up. Directly from Beretta i believe. From what I've been told it has two triggers that will sit where the old one used to. One is to be used and set as a normal hunting trigger and the other is a hair trigger which can be activated at any time.
The next thing I want to do is swap out the stock barrel.
I've been in touch with a reputable company that manufacture, supply and fit.
Now, I'm probably keeping the standard 1:14 twist rate unless anyone can tell me why I'd be better off with a faster one. Also, I want to get it cut at either 26-28 inch.
Extra weight is a big factor to help me keep it steady but I also believe there is some velocity to be gained with a longer barrel.
So thats where I'm at. Anyone, please share thoughts and comments on what I'm doing right, and what I'm doing wrong. If it were you, how you build it?
What would you change? I'm after any advice at all.
Also, its worth noting I make my own rounds and have developed a fantastic load. I run 55gr Nosler ballistic silver tips.
Look foward to hearing from everyone!!
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