Tikka T3x Compact Tactical Synthetic/Blue Right Handed – The concept behind Tikka T3 is simple, pure, and performance-oriented. A rifle consists of two components – one made of steel and one made of wood or composite. For performance the steel is the more important part, and there we use Sako irons. The stock must be pleasant to handle and provide a steady and reliable platform for the steel to deliver the load. What the Sako gunsmiths did was to go back to basics and totally rethink the stock. When it comes to accuracy, the Tikka T3 TAC is in a class of its own. The free-floating barrel is made of match-grade Cr-Mo steel, and manufactured by a precision cold-hammer forging process by Sako craftsmen.

The action and the barrel surfaces are Manganese-phosphatized for lasting protection against the elements and wear. The barrel features protected muzzle threading, providing attachment for optional Sako muzzle brake or suppressor assembly. The modern bolt has two front locking lugs and a spring-loaded reliable operation. The Teflon coating on the bolt ensures a non-reflecting surface and a smooth bolt throw. The 2-way safety behind the bolt handle locks both the bolt and the trigger. The trigger unit is adjustable with a hand-honed seartrigger – without creep. A single set trigger is optional. The Picatinny rail on top of the action takes any Weaver or U.S. Mil.Std 1913 compatible mounts. New phospatized Tikka Optilock bases and rings are recommended for maximum accuracy and ease of use. The detachable straight-feeding single column magazine is silent, durable and non-rusting.

The standard 5-round magazines are tailored to each caliber for ultimate reliability and performance. The stock is made of fiberglass reinforced copolymer polypropylene and features an ambidextrous palm swell. The wide fore-end has a swivel stud to take a bipod. The three sides of the stock are fitted with inserts which allow the use of heavy duty hook-type sling swivels. The recoil pad is of black rubber and the length of pull may be adjusted with spacers. The cheek piece is adjustable at 5 mm intervals, up to 25 mm 1. Scope, scope mounts, bipod, muzzle brake and extra large bolt handles are optional, as well as are adjustable open sights and fore- and rear-stock fastened military type heavy duty sling studs for hook-type swivels.