Low prices on the Tikka T3 Lite start at Champion Firearms- The Tikka T3 Lite is one of the smoothest, most well balanced and most accurate rifles available today. The Tikka T3 Lite was designed for one purpose in mind-- to provide a light hunting rifle that would be handy enough to be take anywhere. Tikka is produced in Finland by Sako and imported to the United States by Beretta. The Tikka T3 was designed specifically for the American market. In fact, the two qualities Tikka sought above all others were accuracy and light weight.
To create the sleek, distinctive lines of the T3, Tikka called on the services of Giugiaro Design, an Italian firm whose clients include everything from the makers of high end automobiles...to inline skates. The guts of the gun, however, are strictly Finnish. The action feeds from a detachable polymer magazine that blends into the stock so smoothly that you hardly notice it. The receiver borrows heavily from benchrest actions. A small ejection port lends the T3 strength and rigidity. A coned bolt head and a 70-degree bolt lift make for a fast cycling action. The trigger can be adjusted by you to a pull of 2 to 4 pounds-- simply take the barreled action out of the stock, give a small set screw a turn with an Allen wrench, and that’s it.
The Tikka T3's light weight is due to a fiberglass-reinforced copolymer polypropylene stock and a barreled action that packs not 1 ounce of extra weight. The Tikka T3 uses the exact same high quality hammer forged match grade barrel used in every Sako rifle-- which accounts for a large portion of the T3's stunning accuracy. Another part of the T3's uncanny accuracy comes from the free-floating barrel. It also stems from the way Tikka beds the rifle. The T3 recoil lug is permanently embedded in the stock by a technique known as pillar bedding, which ensures the barreled action and stock fit together precisely. Few rifles available today are as intelligently thought out, nicely made, operate as smoothly or shoot as accurately as the Tikka T3 Lite.