MAK is a German company, specialized in mounting solutions for optics. Their offer also includes riflescopes and red dot sights. MAK's products, made with topmost precision, are known for their high quality. To appease every need when it comes to mounting solutions, MAK has many series of mounts in their offer.
Tikkakoski factory, the owner of Tikka brand, was established in 1893 in Finland and started manufacturing components for guns in 1918. In 1983, Tikkakoski was merged into Sako. Today, Tikka is a combination of Sako's world-famous engineering, values of traditional gunsmith craftsmanship and features of modern-world rifles. Sako became a member of the Beretta group at the turn of the millennium. Since then, it has access to advanced production methods which further enable refining of renowned products.
Tikka T3 is a series of popular bolt-action rifles, available in a wide range of configurations (Hunter, Hunter Stainless, Varmint, Varmint Stainless, Forest, Lite, Lite Stainless etc.). Sako chambers Tikka T3 rifles for many calibers: .204 Ruger, .222 Rem., .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .25-06 Rem., .260 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55, .270 Win., .270 WSM, 7mm-08 Rem., 7mm Rem. Mag., 7x64, .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg., .300 WSM, .300 Win. Mag., 8x57 IS, .338 Federal, .338 Win. Mag. and 9.3x62. There are two locking lugs on the bolt. Barrel length is either 406 mm, 510 mm, 570 mm, 600 mm or 620 mm. In 2016, Tikka series was expanded – T3x was introduced to the public (a series of upgraded T3 models). All improved parts are compatible with the older T3 models. Tikka T3 has a 16.5mm dove-tail on the receiver, along with four mounting holes (two at the front and two at the rear), for mounting purposes. There is a recoil stop on the front mounting surface. The action is push-feed.
Rifles Tikka T3, 55, 65, 558, 590, 690 and Master have similar actions. This is why, for example, two-piece mounts made for Tikka T3 will fit rifles Tikka 55, 65, 558, 590, 690 and Master while one-piece mounts made for Tikka T3 will not fit rifles Tikka 55, 65, 558, 590, 690 and Master. These rifles do not have mounting surfaces with radiuses since they have a dove-tail on the receiver. Tikka rifles have a 16.5 mm dove-tail throughout the entire receiver length.
A: 22 mm
B: 82.2 mm
C: 22 mm
BHU: 0 mm
R1: Prisma 16
R2: Prisma 16
MAKuick mounts are robust and reliable. They offer a 100 % repeatability, meaning that the user can remove them and put them back onto the rifle without the need to re-zero. MAKuick mounts are designed so that they can withstand the recoil of even the most powerful calibers out there. They are lightweight because both the base and the rings are made from aluminum. The whole system that is in contact with the rifle (the clamping assembly) is made from steel. MAKuick is a versatile series of mounts – it allows mounting of all sorts of rings, all sorts of mounting rails (LM, ZM/VM, SR, Convex), different adapters that allow mounting of other devices such as ATN X-Sight; Pulsar Digisight, Apex, Trail; Fortuna devices etc. MAKuick mounts made for the mounting of riflescopes with a rail underneath are made of one part. Because of this, they are more robust, durable and reliable. For digital and thermal optical devices, the buyer has to pick a MAKuick base with four holes on which rings are usually put. Instead of the rings, the user mounts an adapter on top that works as a connector between the thermal optics and the MAKuick base. MAK makes one-piece MAKuick bases for the following rifles: CZ 527, CZ 550, Merkel KR 1, Merkel RX Helix – also fits on all Picatinny rails, Sauer 303, Sako 75, Sako 85 S, Sako 85 M, Tikka T3 and Blaser rifles. They also make a MAKuick base for break barrel rifles with a 12 mm dovetail and for break barrel rifles with a 14.5 mm dovetail (usually found on Czech break barrel rifles).
Picatinny is a big step forward from the Weaver standard. Weaver has a few predesignated slots while Picatinny has slots all over its surface, allowing the device to be mounted wherever the user finds it fitting. Weaver's slot is 3.8 mm wide, which is why ring mounts made for a Weaver rail will also fit on a Picatinny rail while ring mounts made specifically for a Picatinny rail will not fit on a Weaver rail. This is one of the main reasons why Picatinny is a far better mounting solution.
MAK is one of the biggest mount manufacturers in Germany. All of their Picatinny rails are manufactured from high-quality steel and are known for their mat finish that does not reflect light. The edges of the rails are wavy, adding to the high-quality appearance. MAK Picatinny rails lack a slot that would allow the user to use the Picatinny rail with sights.
First, the user has to make sure that the rifle is fixed (it is advised that the rifle is put into a rifle holder). Once the mount is slid into the dove-tail grooves and fixed by rotating the levers for 180°, the lock screws have to be unscrewed. The user then adjusts the clamping force of the adjustment screws with a hex key so that they are tightened but not too tightened. The lock screws have to be re-tightened to complete the mounting procedure. The recommended tightening torque is 4–5 Nm.
The product has a warranty period of 10 years.
|Suitable for||Tikka T3|
|Mount Type||Detacheable mounts|
|Scope / Sight type
In this category, it is listed whether the mount is attached to the optical device with rings or via rail. In the red dot sight adapters section, it is written which red dot sight the adapter is made for.
If the mount is attached to the optical device with rings, the ring diameter is listed:
If the mount is attached to the optical device with rail, the rail type is listed:
In the red dot sight adapters section, it is written which red dot sight the adapter is for:
BH stands for Bauhöhe (ger.) which means overall height. It is measured from the mounting surface of the rifle to the lower surface of the riflescope's tube.
KR stands for Kröpfung (ger.) which means extension. This is the distance between the mounting surface and the front ring, measured horizontally. If the ring is exactly above the mounting surface, the KR is 0 mm.
|KR 0.0 mm|
Often, the elevation adjustment that the riflescope offers is not adequate to compensate for the bullet drop when shooting at long range. When the riflescope runs of out of elevation, a mount with an inclination is needed. 20 MOA is the most common inclination. With it, the user gains 58.2 cm / 100 m of additional elevation range when shooting at the range of 100 m. This is approx. 5.8 Mrad of elevation.
|Mounts Fashion||Direct Mounts, One-Piece Mount, Repeatable Mounts|