Your starting voltage on a full primary should be at least 3.2v if not a touch more.
I am well aware of this and should have mentioned that fact. In my experience, fresh out of the box Surefire's are at around 3.25 V starting. I was suspicious to have such a low measurement for the initial voltage, and was sloppy enough not to time my rest period at the end. That being said, I decided to run with the battery it initially came with anyway. The light was not on when received, but in theory could have turned on and off during transport or storage because of the rotating dial. Really what should be done is a triplicate and maybe with a ZTS tester to determine actual starting battery capacity. But mostly because I am lazy and don't want to waste batteries, I won't at the moment.
Also note that 4Sevens batteries, while may be very good when you get them and perform well, do have self discharge issues. I measured a 4Sevens battery that had been sitting for a couple years but had not been used, and its voltage was also around 3.05 V. In my limited experience, SF batteries do the best for the long term deal, although even with SF, I have measured some voltages around 3.05 with purportedly fresh cells over time. Great to bring this up!