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Scope mounts for Tikka T3x

About the company

Tikkakoski was at first a metal workshop established in 1893 in Jyväskylä, Finland, which later, at the end of World War I in 1918 evolved into a factory that produced gun components. One of the most important guns of Tikka in the 20th century is most definitely Suomi KP/-31, which is regarded as one of the most successful submachine guns of World War II.

Tikkakoski and Sako cooperated on a prototype rifle series in 1981 and soon after that, Tikkakoski was acquired by Sako. By the end of the decade, the production of Tikka rifles has already shifted from Jyväskylä to Sako headquarters in Riihimäki. Tikka still holds on to their traditional gunsmith craftsmanship, visually inspecting every rifle barrel and then manually testing the rifle with test shots. In 2009 Beretta group took over Sako, which got Sako and Tikka access to the most advanced production methods.

About the rifle

Tikka T3x rifles are a series of popular bolt-action rifles, that were introduced in 2016 and originate from T3, which were in production between 2003 and 2016. Compared to some of the previous rifles which came in short and long action variants, T3x only comes in long action version. One of their main advantages is their affordability - the price of the base models is just over 1000€.

The barrel length ranges from 406mm to 620mm. Typically, T3x rifles have a 16.5 dovetail on the receiver, along with four mounting holes and a recoil notch. It has a continued dovetail in contrast to some similar models that came before, which had separated dovetail surface. Still, there are some exceptions – compact tactical rifle, UPR, arctic, tact, super varmint and tact A1 versions already have a Picatinny rail installed for mounting purpose.

You can read more about how mounting system changed on Tikka rifles through time here.

Tikka T3x

Source:https://www.corlanes.com/tikka-t3x-rh-hunter-270-win.html

Tikka T3x

This rifle is chambered for:

  • .204 Ruger
  • .17 Rem
  • .222 Rem
  • .223 Rem
  • .22-250 Rem
  • .243 Win
  • .25-06 Rem
  • .260 Rem
  • 6.5x55 SE
  • .270 Win
  • .270 WSM
  • 7mm-08 Rem
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 7x64
  • .308 Win
  • .30-06 Sprg
  • .300 WSM
  • .300 Win Mag
  • 8x57 IS
  • .338 Win Mag
  • 9.3x62

 It comes in variants:

  • lite veil wideland
  • lite veil alpine
  • lite roughtech
  • UPR
  • superlite
  • arctic
  • tact A1
  • compact
  • lite adjustable
  • lite
  • lite stainless
  • tact
  • lite polyfade
  • sporter
  • compact tactical rifle
  • varmint stainless
  • super varmint
  • varmint
  • laminated stainless
  • forest
  • battue lite
  • battue
  • hunter stainless fluted barrel
  • hunter fluted barrel
  • hunter stainless
  • hunter

ABC dimensions

A: 22 mm
B: 82,4 mm
C: 22 mm

Which rifles have interchangeable mounts

We believe all the mounts for older Tikka rifles

  • M55/M65
  • M558/M658
  • M590/M690
  • M595/M695

will fit Tikka T3/T3x as well.

Our recommendation for mounts

Fixed mounts:

For fixed mounts on this rifle, we recommend Optilock Tikka Base mounting bases. We can insert rings onto these bases, but we must be careful, because Optilock rings are available only for 1inch (25.4mm), 30mm and 34mm diameter scope tubes. One special feature of the Optilock rings are the polymer inserts (except the 34mm ring, which does not include inserts), which prevent scratches on the scope. If we want to install scopes with rails or scopes with tube diameters other than these of Optilock rings, we need to reach for rings of other companies like Recknagel, EAW or Osuma, and they fit Optilock bases as well.

Optilock base for Tikka T3x

Read more about this on our blog:

As for the detachable repeatable mounts, we would not recommend installing them directly on the 16.5mm dovetail. It would be better, to install them on the Picatinny rails.

Picatinny rails:

We would recommend Picatinny rails which are primarily meant for Tikka T3, as some of them are made of steel, the same material as the receiver. Although mounts for T3 won’t fill up all the mounting holes and recoil notches of T3x rifle, they will work just fine. One of the rails that are affordable and made of steel is this MAK Picatinny rail.

More about the importance of receiver and mounts materials matching can be read in our article:

Help us build our riflescope mounts database

If you have this rifle or any other rifle at home, we would really appreciate it if you could send us some photos of the rifle receiver (mounting surface of the rifle when there are no mounts installed), because it would help us expand our rifle mounts database. If you send us a photo of rifle receiver which we don’t already have, that would be of great value to us and we will definitely reward you for your help.

Please send us an email for more information. You can contact us here: info@optics-trade.eu

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