Tikka T3

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Tikka T3
Tikka T3 02.01.2008 11-41-55 3156x2128.JPG
Tikka T3 rifle
TypeRifle
Place of originFinland
Service history
In service2006–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
DesignerSako
Designed2003
ManufacturerSako
Produced2003–present
VariantsT3
T3x
T3 Tactical PN/GN
C19
Specifications
Mass2.7 kg (6.0 lb) to 5.1 kg (11.2 lb) empty
Length910 mm (35.83 in) / 675 mm (26.57 in) (stock folded) to 1,140 mm (44.88 in)
Barrel length406 mm (15.98 in)
510 mm (20.08 in)
570 mm (22.44 in)
600 mm (23.62 in)
620 mm (24.41 in)

Cartridge.204 Ruger
.222 Remington
.223 Remington
.22-250 Remington
.243 Winchester
.25-06 Remington
.260 Remington
6.5 Creedmoor
6.5×55mm
.270 Winchester
.270 Winchester Short Magnum
7mm-08 Remington
7×64mm
7mm Remington Magnum
.308 Winchester/7.62×51mm NATO
.30-06 Springfield
.300 Winchester Short Magnum
.300 Winchester Magnum
8×57 IS
.338 Federal
.338 Winchester Magnum
9.3×62mm
ActionBolt action, two locking lugs
Feed system3-, 4-, 5- or 6-round single stack or 10-round double stack detachable box magazine
SightsOpen or aperture; day or night optics
Tikka T3 Hunter and Tikka T3 Sporter rifles.
Tikka T3 Sporter .223 Rem with Bushnell scope

The Tikka T3 is a series of bolt-action rifles manufactured by Sako under their Tikka brand in Riihimäki, Finland since 2003.[1] The series is available in a wide variety of different sight, calibre and stock configurations as well as several barrel lengths. The rifle series was developed by Sako product development team led by Kari Kuparinen.[1]

In 2016, the series received an overhaul and the improved models were named Tikka T3x. The main changes were an enlargened ejection port, a steel recoil lug replacing the T3's aluminium lug, and a metal bolt shroud replacing the T3's plastic.[2][3] All improved parts of the T3x are backward compatible with the older T3 models.[2][4]

Users[edit]

French National Gendarmerie Republican Guard snipers using a Tikka T3 Tactical PN/GN.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tikka T3 Lite" (in Finnish). Waffenlager. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tikka T3x 2016 uutuus!" (in Finnish). Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Tom R (March 8, 2016). "T3x, The New Tikka". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Nathaniel F (May 21, 2016). "Tikka Shows Off New T3x Rifle at NRA 2016". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Fouchard, Steven (September 28, 2015). "Canadian Rangers approve of smaller, more powerful new rifles". Canadian Army. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Nathaniel F (September 8, 2016). "You Will Soon Be Able to Own The C-19 Canadian Ranger Rifle – Tikka Introduces the "Arctic"". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "La nouvelle arme des observateurs tireurs de la gendarmerie" (in French). GIGN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  8. ^ Rahul Bedi (July 29, 2016). "Indian Navy special forces to get 177 sniper rifles". janes.com. IHS Markit. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Ukrainian Hunter turns sniper to defend Kyiv | Blog". countydeerstalking.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-07-09.

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