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Tikka T3x Varmint 6.5 Creedmoor
Tikka T3x CTR Blued Threaded Barrel 6.5 Creedmoor JRTXH382
Tikka T3x Varmint 6.5 Creedmoor JRTXH382


 

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Low prices on the Tikka T3x Varmint Blued Synthetic in 6.5 Creedmoor start at Champion Firearms-

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 T3x Varmint 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.

The new T3x receives a metallic bolt shroud, which 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 T3x Varmint 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 T3x CTR 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.

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 6.5 Creedmoor detachable magazine holds 10- rounds.

Another notable feature on the Tikka T3x Varmint 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.

The black synthetic stock of the T3x Varmint now features a modular pistol grip, improved forend texturing, and a new recoil pad. It is also equipped with a Monte Carlo raised comp for proper cheek weld, while its "Wundhammer" palm swell combined with 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.

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. The new T3x now features a metal bolt shroud as well.

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.

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.

For service and repair, the Hunter is backed by a 2- year factory warranty. Overall, the Tikka T3x CTR 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.
Features
Deep Blued Metal Finish
Fiberglass Reinforced Copolymer Polypropylene Stock
Adjustable Trigger: User Friendly Design-- from 2 to 4 lbs
No Sights: Picatinny Base Included
24" Heavy Hammer Forged
5 Round Detachable Box Magazine
Stiff: Free Floating Barrel
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Weight: 7.4 lbs.
Warranty: 2- Year


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