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Tikka T3 Hunter Stainless Fluted .30-06
Tikka T3 Hunter Stainless Fluted .30-06 JRTA720
Tikka T3 Hunter Stainless Fluted .30-06 JRTA720

Tikka T3 Hunter Stainless Fluted .30-06 JRTA720
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Affordable Quality. Unmatched Accuracy... Tikka is owned and manufactured by Sako in Finland. Even though the word "tikka" in Finnish translates to "woodpecker", it actually has no correlation to the Scandinavian firearms company's trade name. In reality, the business name Tikka is short for Tikkakoski, named after the district in Finland where the factory is located.

Founded in 1893 by Martin Stenij, Tikkakoski was originally a metal workshop that eventually experienced a change of ownership in 1930 and was subsequently purchased by German arms dealer Willi Daugs. The following year, production of the Suomi KP/31 submachine gun began.

After 1933, Tikkakoski commenced with production of Maxim machine guns, along with machine gun ammo belts. Throughout World War II, the company continued to produce submachine guns, machine guns, and barrels. Following the war, Tikkakoski's assets were seized by the Soviet Union as they were considered a German company and firearms manufacturing was subsequently halted.

Instead, Tikkakoski went from from the business of producing military grade machine guns, to the manufacture of sewing machines. In 1957 the company was purchased back from the Soviets by a group of Finnish investors and in 1983, after 100- years in business, Tikka merged with Sako to form "Oy Sako-Tikka Ab". Interestingly, not only has Tikka been in business longer than its sister company, but they also started producing firearms earlier than Sako.

At the heart of the Tikka T3 Lite design is an incredibly smooth action that feeds like butter. The bolt is slick and glides back and forth effortlessly without the grinding or binding often associated with other actions. In fact, it gives the rifle a distinct feel of pure quality. Both the bolt and bearing surfaces inside the receiver are highly polished, allowing the bolt to slide effortlessly.

A separate bolt handle with a hollow pear shaped bolt knob is dovetailed into the body and acts as a retainer for the firing pin and spring-- made of stainless steel and then Teflon coated. A molded polymer shroud rides on the back of the bolt and acts as a cocking piece that is attached to the firing pin, which also serves as the cocking indicator.

The Tikka T3 Lite carries over the highly successful 2- lug series bolt of its predecessors, and is outfitted with an incredibly reliable Sako extractor system. Constructed out of a special, durable heat treated steel, the Sako extractor has a longer, wider hook that gives a more positive bite on the case rim.

Many experts consider this to be an essential feature for ensuring accurate and reliable bolt action performance in a push feed rifle. For cleaning and maintenance, the bolt release is located on the left side of the action and is very easy to depress.

Rather than the usual 90- degree bolt throw for a 2- lug system, the Tikka T3 Lite only requires a 70-degree lift that makes it feel akin to the 60- degree throw out of the newer Sako 3-lug system.

It carries a spring and plunger ejector. Unlike Remington, which uses two action sizes and Sako that uses six, Tikka only uses one uniform action size across the board for all calibers-- whether you buy a .223REM or .300WIN.

To compensate for the differences in case length, even though its magazines are all the same outside diameter, blocks located inside the T3's magazine well ensure the appropriate overall length for individual cartridges to feed properly.

One clever feature incorporated into the T3 Lite has been the front latching magazine system. This allows the magazine to be moved rearward so that it butts up against the trigger.

Since there is no space between the trigger and magazine, such as the Remington 700, Tikka was able to engineer a more compact action than had traditionally been possible on other designs. The .30-06 detachable polymer magazine holds 3- rounds, while its single stack configuration ensures smooth feeding and reliability.

Another notable feature on the Tikka T3 Lite is the excellent single stage trigger that is constructed of special steel and is user adjustable from 2 to 4 pounds. The two position safety locks both bolt and trigger.

A satin finished walnut stock adds to the rifle's classic appearance, while its "Wundhammer" palm swell combined with updated checkering on the long grip and forend provide improved overall handling.. Constructed of steel stock, the recoil lug has an insert that engages the receiver slot underneath the action.

The stainless steel construction offers corrosion and rust resistance while hunting in harsh environments. As the model name implies, this is the T3 Lite, so the rifle weighs in at mere 6 pounds when empty.

It has a thick walled carbon steel receiver cut to exacting tolerances by the same workers and on the same CNC machines that are used to produce Sako actions. A minimal sized ejection port makes the receiver extremely rigid.

One feature of pure custom actions is they all strive for long tenon length, and the T3 tenon (or barrel shank) is about .980" long-- significantly longer than the Remington 700. In fact, Tikka uses such high quality specs that most gunsmiths don't even preform a full blueprint when customizing a T3 rifle. Moreover, with the large Remington style recoil lug absent, a gunsmith can easily chuck up a Tikka barreled action to thread the muzzle, or even re-crown the barrel.

The T3's cold hammer forged barrel is medium contour and measures 22.5- inches for maximum maneuverability in tight areas like a blind, while still maintaining terminal ballistics down range. Tikka imposes an accuracy standard of three shots fired under one-inch at 100- meters. While the rifle does not include iron sights, the receiver features a 17mm integral dovetailed rail and includes a set of medium height 1- inch rings.

For service and repair, the Hunter is backed by a 2- year factory warranty. Overall, the Tikka T3 Lite is considered one of the absolute best buys on the market with an outstanding reputation for accuracy, high quality and superior craftsmanship for every rifle that leaves the factory.
Metal Composition: Stainless Steel
Walnut Stock
Adjustable Trigger: User Friendly Design-- from 2 to 4 lbs
No Sights: Ingenious Scope Base System Consists of Parallel Groove Legs for Tikka Proprietary Rings (Provided)
22.5" Hammer Forged: Standard Contour Fluted Barrel
Low Profile Detachable Box Magazine
Stiff: Free Floating Barrel
Caliber: .30-06
Weight: 6.2 lbs.
Warranty: 2- Year

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