[SHOT 2024] KRG Unveils New Echo Chassis For Tikka

Kinetic Research Group (KRG), a reputable player in the firearms industry, has unveiled its brand new chassis for Tikka T3 actions the Echo Chassis. The Echo, a cutting-edge addition to KRG’s lineup, represents a functional upgrade for Tikka T3 firearm owners, enhancing the efficient and reliable use of the weapon.

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The Rimfire Report: The Ultimate 22LR Varmint Slayer – Tikka T1x

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its various guns, gear, ammunition, and history! Last week we took a look at the ultra-rare (and ultra-cool) Tippmann Arms half-scale 1919 machine gun. The pint-sized rimfire belt-fed sure was a joy to witness working in person even though its performance wasn’t perfect. I think I can speak for most of us (if not all of us) in saying that were Tippmann to offer even the semi-auto versions for sale again, it would be quickly added to our 2022 Christmas wish lists! A man can dream! A couple of weeks before I had the chance to get a closer look at the Tippmann Arms 22LR 1919, I was out in Idaho with fellow TFB writers Rusty and Adam doing some quite unique testing on new types of ballistic eyewear. While we were out there, Rusty brought along a couple of his own firearms for us to goof around with and one of them happened to be a Tikka T1x. As a rimfire enthusiast, I was instantly drawn to the rifle and after just one afternoon with the rifle, I think I can safely say that it just might be the best varmint hunting rifle I’ve ever come across (so far). Today we’ll take a look at what Rusty’s Tikka T1x started out as, and how (and how much) it came to be one of the most precise 22LR rifles I’ve ever shot – the Ultimate 22LR Varmint Slayer if you will.

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MDT Announces the Launch of Sister Company MAMBAMAG

The launch of a new sister brand for Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) has just been announced. MambaMag is intended to provide shooters with quality aftermarket magazines for factory rifles that increase their overall magazine capacity. This supposedly allows you to field higher round capacities on a traditional rifle without any need for drastic modifications to the platform. Their starting lineup should include magazine extension offerings for TIkka, Howa, Remington, and Lithgow rifles.

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POTD: Tikka Suomi Submachine Gun M31

Over the years TFB’s POTD have gathered thousands of interesting images from around the world. In today’s  Photo Of The Day, we’re going to look at a legendary Suomi M32 9mm submachine gun that had a vital role in Finland’s fighting against the Soviet Union.

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TURN UP YOUR TIKKA: Easy Upgrades for Tikka T1X and Others

But you can customize it.  It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Tikkas in general, and the T1X in particular.  In my opinion, it is just about the best bolt action rimfire out there under a grand.  It also has become a fast favorite of family and friends, an oft-requested firearm for me to bring if we are headed to the range.  That being said, I wanted to share some relatively easy ways one can customize and improve the functionality of one’s Tikka, T1X or otherwise.

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NEW Linear Bottom Metal for Tikka T3/T3x from High Desert Rifle Works

Tikka rifles are used by accomplished shooters in disciplines varying from big-game hunting to long-range competition shooting. They are known worldwide for their tremendous accuracy out-of-the-box, great ease of use, simple maintenance, and availability of parts for upgrades. If you are in the market of improving your stock Tikka rifle, a great piece to look at is new bottom metal specifically from High Desert Rifle Works. The High Desert Rifle Works Linear Bottom Metal is their newest product in a long line of quality upgrades to the platform. Established back in 2014, they have been crafting and tailoring products for Tikka firearms for years.

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Tikka's Left-Handed T1X MTR Precision Rimfire Rifle

Tikka is a well-known rifle manufacturer, especially in the precision shooting community. For years Tikka has consistently put out some of the highest quality rifles and just recently they made a new version of their T1X MTR rifle available for an often forgotten subset of shooters. Tikka is introducing the left-handed T1x MTR.

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The One-Millionth Tikka T3x Rifle

The Tikka T3 rifle is manufactured by Sako in Riihimäki, Finland. The production of this series of bolt-action rifles started in 2002, some 18 years ago. It all started with a prototype T3 rifle in 2001, created by Kari Kuparinen who is now the R&D Director at Sako.

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[SHOT 2020] A Big Year for Ultimatum Precision – Deuce and DeFacto Actions

I think I can say this without offering offense, this year was the best SHOT Show yet for Ultimatum.  Two years ago when they were exhibiting in the “N” booths on the 3rd floor they faced some challenges.  They were introducing their new action, the “Deadline”, named as such for a good reason, on the heals of the less than successful U300.  Unfortunately, that year circumstances beyond their control (U.S Customs) kept them from bringing in any sample actions from Canada, so all they had was a large rotating model of the new design.  Last year was relatively uneventful, but this year……this year they knocked it out of the park.   

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Factory Tour: Preferred Barrel Blanks

Most shooters don’t really care where their stuff comes from or how it was made as long as it performs up to their standards.  If this is you don’t waste your time reading this entire article, you just need to know that Preferred Barrel Blanks, out of Hurricane Utah, makes some darn good prefit/variable shoulder barrels at a reasonable price and with short turnaround times.  Now, if you are like me, getting into the weeds is a past time, and you know the details make the difference. That is why the opportunity to see how these match grade barrels are made was such an interesting experience.  

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TFB Review: ICE STATION Tikka T1x .22 – Initial Impressions

After over a year of waiting, I finally found a Tikka T1x in .22LR (one was sold out from under me while I was at SHOT this year, ironically).  I handled one at SHOT 2018 and was impressed, but acquiring one of my own proved difficult up until now.  The production model I finally found did not disappoint, however.  Getting to the range with the rifle would be another agonizing wait. I received the gun at the beginning of what would turn out to be the snowiest month ever recorded in my area.  After a very long month of constant shoveling and snowplow work, I was determined to get some range time.

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More bolt shrouds from Sterk Shooting

Sterk Shooting from Australia have a double release for shooters who are looking to upgrade their Tikka T3 / T3x rifles.

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The Tikka T3x TAC A1 parts now for sale individually

In some countries, the Police will not allow a firearms license for a “military looking” rifle on a hunting permit, and sometimes not even on a target shooting permit.

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[SHOT 2018] Kinetic Research Group's New SOTIC Precision Rifle, Bravo Chassis, FOX-42 Semiauto 7.62, and Bushmaster ACR Accessories

At the 2018 SHOT Show, Kinetic Research Group – known for their high quality chassis for Remington 700 and Tikka T3 rifles – displayed something totally new: A complete precision bolt action rifle they called the “SOTIC”, after the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, which is now called the Special Forces Sniper Course. The rifle is based partially on the TRG series, but comes equipped with a KRG stock and forend, and which can be upgraded with a larger forend that sports M-LOK slots and other mounting points.

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[SHOT 2018] Tikka Introduces T1x Rimfire Precision Rifle

At the 2018 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, Tikka brought out a surprising new product: The company’s first rimfire bolt action rifle. The T1x, as it’s called, is based in part on the successful T3 and T3x centerfire rifles, but with a redesigned action suited for rimfire operation. The result is a svelte little rimfire that was one of the most fun guns to shoot at the 2018 Industry Day.

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