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.