World Premiere Field Shooting Test with Tikka T3x TAC A1

I feel very excited about the new Tikka rifle. So excited I have applied for a license (a must where I live), and since I already own a few .308 Win I went for a 6,5 Creedmoor this time.

While people were busy looking at the new Tikka T3x TAC A1 at SHOT Show, the Finns put their winter clothes on and went out to do a field shooting test for us.

Below: The new Tikka T3x TAC A1 is on fire!


We managed to get our hands first on new Tikka T3x TAC A1 308Win – published in SHOT 2017.

Rifle is factory test mule, unknown amount of shots behind.
Barrel 20″ long, total length stock folded about 74 cm or 29″.
We do not know if this individual rifle is 100% final production version, but at least it is close.

Video is rather short, pure shooting without comments- sorry! It’s short simply because we did not have remaining daylight time for anything else but fast shooting and hauling cameras to different targets. In fact, we had to set fire to get even some light for close-up filming.
If you want to hear comments, there are plenty of indoor filmed “hands on” vids here. We prefer to shoot and let people draw their own conclusions.


If rifle should be described with three words, it is solid, smooth and accurate. We will surely get one for ourselves too 🙂

The setup, apart from the rifle, is:

Steiner Military M5Xi 3-15×50 MSR

Sako Tactical 3-ring mount

Ase-Utra SL5i sound suppressor

TRG 22/42 bipod

FinnAccuracy TRG bipod adapter

Zeiss Diascope 85 FL 20-75x spotter.

The ammunition is Sako 168 gr Racehead factory load, 308 Win.


Sure looks like a lot of fun. Don’t paint the steel white…

And here’s the World Premiere field shooting from Finnaccuracy:

Check out the bullet trace in the video, pretty cool.

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Markbo

    I know you were just being humble, but that was some great shooting!!!

  • Jake

    Tik Tac anyone?

  • Kivaari

    Excellent shooting. Excellent snow camo as well.

  • noob

    is this the same weapon the Canadian Rangers bought recently? I recall that one had a custom stock, but was quite similar.

    • Muggo

      Kind of, but not really. What the Canadians bought (The C19) was essentially a stainless steel hunting rifle with a laminate stock and military-style iron sights. It’s shares the same basic action, but that’s where the similarities end. The first C19 rifles were produced by Tikka in Finland, they’re now being produced locally by Colt Canada which has a much better reputation than Colt USA.

  • yvette99

    Does a folding stock have any implications for long range accuracy?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      No, but it makes a gun easier to store, transport, and buy cases for.

  • James Young

    That last part was something else with the rapid fire shooting and knocking one of the chains off.

  • Devil_Doc

    This is just a T3 in a tactical chassis, right? Same barrel and trigger?

    • Boudreux

      Different trigger (2 stage), not sure about the barrel. There are some good videos on Youtube going into more detail on this as it was on the floor at ShotShow. Includes 3 magazines, includes muzzle break. I’m excited.

  • Benjamin Goldstein

    I wonder if it will actually shoot as good as the Tikka M65A .. ?