Tikka T3x TAC A1 for left handers, and more T3x news

    There is a countdown on Tikka’s homepage. At the time of writing this article, there are 16 days and some hours left until something is going to happen. What a coincidence that the SHOT Show 2018 starts then!

    You can check the current countdown here: http://www.tikka.fi/




    To our best knowledge, Tikka is planning to introduce the Tikka T3x TAC A1 in Left-hand action.

    If I count correct and the filter on the Tikka Homepage works, there are already 11 versions of the Tikka T3x that are available in left-hand configuration.

    I’m sure that adding the TAC A1 model will be welcomed by about 10% of the potential buyers (left-handers).

    Tikka is also planning to introduce one or more 6,5 Creedmoor versions of their T3x hunting rifles.

    I own both a Ruger Precision rifle (308 Win) and a Tikka T3x TAC A1 (6,5 Creedmoor). They are both very good and potent long-range shooting rifles, but the Tikka is my favorite. I also spent some time recently with a Ritter & Stark SLX, and the Tikka TAC A1 would still be my number one choice even though the R&S is almost twice the price. As I own two of the rifles I feel very unbiased in my preference, but it doesn’t mean one rifle shoots better than the other or groups better. It’s more of an “overall” judgment.

    Above: Ritter & Stark SLX at the far back, Tikka T3X TAC A1 ahead then SAK TRO M10 338LM and an Accuracy International AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum 338 LM).

    TFB did a Photo of The Day with the RPR and the TAC A1, with some nice pictures.

    Considering the sales volumes for the Ruger Precision Rifle, I’m surprised that Ruger didn’t develop a left-handed version. Not yet at least.

    There is also a rumor that Tikka is going to release something to chase Ruger’s Precision Rimfire rifle, more about that in a separate article. Think 22 LR and stay tuned.

    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. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.