Tikka T3

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Tikka T3
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Tikka T3 rifle
Type Rifle
Place of originFinland
Service history
In service2006–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
Designer Sako
T3 Tactical PN/GN
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 PRC
.270 Winchester
.270 Winchester Short Magnum
7mm-08 Remington
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
Action Bolt action, two locking lugs
Feed system3-, 4-, 5- or 6-round single stack or 10-round double stack detachable box magazine
Sights Open or aperture; day or night optics
Tikka T3 Hunter and Tikka T3 Sporter rifles. ARMS & Hunting 2012 exhibition (474-14).jpg
Tikka T3 Hunter and Tikka T3 Sporter rifles.
Tikka T3 Sporter .223 Rem with Bushnell scope Tikka-T3-Sporter.jpg
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 enlarged 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]


French National Gendarmerie Republican Guard snipers using a Tikka T3 Tactical PN/GN. OCT-GR1.jpg
French National Gendarmerie Republican Guard snipers using a Tikka T3 Tactical PN/GN.

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