Tikka T3 Super Varmint – GP Rifle Special in 338 Federal

    The firearms dealer GP Rifle posted a really interesting hunting rifle, developed for the driven hunt.

    The basis of this rifle is a Tikka T3 Super Varmint with a fluted bolt and parts in titanium and carbon fiber. The chassis is a XLR Carbon chassis with a pistol grip from Magpul.

    The butt stock is from Mission First.

    The barrel is a carbon fiber one and made by Carbon6. You can see it well below.

    The rifle started as a 308, but the caliber is now .338 Federal.

    As you can (pun intended) notice there is a sound suppressor at the front, which is made by A-TEC suppressors in Norway.

    The magazines are AICS from Magpul.

    With 230 gr Oryx bullets you get a V0 of about 650 m/s, which is fairly comfortable and easy to manage recoil wise.

    With 650 m/s at V0 you get about 2500-2600 Joule of stopping power at 100 meters, so it should work well for Wild Bore and other big game. The loading data says you can go up to about 700 m/s, if you need more power. Beyond that, it becomes dangerous.

    Obviously the owner wanted a light rifle and the Aimpoint H2 helps to bring it down.

    GP Rifle is based in Sweden, but they do firearms and parts export mainly within Europe.

    You can check out their homepage here, chose English: http://gprifle.se/

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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