|Place of origin||Finland|
|Used by||See Users|
T3 Tactical PN/GN
|Mass||2.7 kg (6.0 lb) to 5.1 kg (11.2 lb) empty|
|Length||910 mm (35.83 in) / 675 mm (26.57 in) (stock folded) to 1,140 mm (44.88 in)|
|Barrel length||406 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 |
.270 Winchester Short Magnum
7mm Remington Magnum
.308 Winchester/7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Short Magnum
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Winchester Magnum
|Action||Bolt action, two locking lugs|
|Feed system||3-, 4-, 5- or 6-round single stack or 10-round double stack detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Open or aperture; day or night optics|
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