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).
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.