Attached: The T3 with new 3-9x Leupold VX-2. The action length provides good ring spacing for the scope.
For those who don't know, the rifle comes with mounts and a grooved receiver. The forward base screw fits into a groove in the receiver to eliminate recoil- induced sliding.
The rifle with the new scope, but without sling weighs 7.6 lbs. It balances about a quarter-inch ahead of the front stock screw.