From The Land of the Midnight Sun comes these nice pictures, posted by Sako Finland from FINNSNIPER 2017.

Go ahead and try to spot the sniper rifles, optics and equipment if you like. The SAKO TRG M10 and the Tikka T3x TAC A1 are in there anyway.


We will go back to the feelings of FINNSNIPER 2017. The final pair with the team has been kept and the calculations have been made. The most important thing was that the TAC A1 team achieved the second best score in shooting.

The TAC A1 caliber 6,5 Creedmoor looked like the real challenger of the big caliber. Combined with Steiner’s M5Xi 5-25X56 MRS, well-anticipated trips and accurate shots were achieved up to 1200 meters in hard sidewalks.

I guess the semi-auto to the far right is some kind of Valmet. Both bolt-action rifles run Spuhr mounts on the Picatinny.

The winning team was using MSR reticles in their scopes. In the 2016 Finnaccuracy competition all top three teams were using MSR reticles.


  • 12judges

    I never shot well at 1000yd till I started shooting 6.5 creed…Frickin laser beems ya’ll.

    • glenn cheney

      I hear ya. Why am I seeing and hearing so much 6.5?
      Heed The Creed. I just got in two billet loers, AR-10…One for .308 cheap shooting, and, drooling now over Black Hole Armory poly Creedmore bbl.
      Somebody help me.
      Florida has only two 1,000 yd. ranges available to public. Out west no sweat finding space, Florida, not so much.
      But, hey, everybody needs a “thumper.”

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Im seriously considering heading up that way after Xmas to check out the Northern Lights in one of those crazy glass igloos up by the Arctic Circle.

  • RicoSuave

    Needs camo teeth makeup.

  • samuli hakala

    the semi auto is sako m92s. civilian version of latest Finnish defence force assault rifle rk95 (rk = rynnakko kivaari = assault rifle). offspring of legendary Valmet 7.62rk62 assault rifle

  • mazkact

    You guys are killin me with these Finnish rifles. I am a bonafied Finphile. That’s it I’m getting real close to selling some stuff do not shoot anymore ,making room in the vault and getting a TAC A1.
    Can someone tell me if the TAC A1 has a two stage trigger ? Two stage triggers are my preference and hard to get for most modern precision rifles without buying a 300.00 aftermarket job.
    The MSR reticle seems to be the cure for the Horus cluter……Horus drives me batty. I’m a 26″ barrel .308 man and since all factory rifles in .308 come in 20″ these days I’ve had to rebarrel to suit me , I rarely swim with the current. Wish they made either the T3 Sporter or Tac A1 in 6.5×55 but maybe it’s time for me to give in a go 6.5 Creed.

    • Boudreux

      Yes, it has a user adjustable two stage trigger. No need for an aftermarket trigger with the TAC A1.

      • mazkact

        Good to know,thanks .I read on Tikka’s site that the trigger is double acting and hoped that translated to two stage.

    • Longrange

      Tikka T3 Sporter has been made in 6.5X55 and it has been widely sold in FInland. I do not know whether T3x Sporter is made in 6.5X55 though.

      • mazkact

        I have found some in 6.5×55 but only with 20″ barrels. I think they kept all the 24″ tubes across the pond.

    • jonp

      The Horus may be great for some but I find them complicated and too easy to mess up. Way more than the average guy or gal needs to deal with

  • USMC03Vet

    I made the same face whenever I’d see the battalion SGTMAJ walking towards the barracks.

    • glenn cheney

      The butt-kickers always rise to the top of the oncoming chitball.
      Hard to hide from reality.

  • Dougscamo

    Ah, the National Bird of Finland…

  • Rocket Stephenson

    In this competition roughly 90 percent of the targets shot are at unknown distances. Thus a reticle with accurate milling capability is required. Spotting scopes are often too slow on time restricted multiple target scenarios. This is where the MSR reticle steps in.

    Fact: Both rifles shown are Tikka Tac A1 6.5Creeds.