This is where authenticity and legends run together, with history being the root. When it comes to choosing a rifle the choice can be difficult, but there is one company based out of Finland that is well-known for producing quality craftsmanship and durability. That company is Sako Limited. They have a savvy proficiency and ingenious thinking company that attracted great interest from the infamous Beretta Holdings; the world’s oldest continuously operating gun manufacture. This Italian-based firearms house carries the Beretta-family slogan: “500 years. One passion.”
In 2000, Sako became a proud part of Beretta Holding Group, providing a much better reach across the globe. Since then, Sako continues to produce one of the most intelligent accuracies. Always improving their functionality, Sako designed the Tikka T3 as a convenient luxury and unique addition to their gun selection.
The Tikka T3 Superlite , with a total weight of only 5.8 pounds, gives you plenty of power without the excess weight; ideal for hunts where reduced weight is a priority.
This 7MM Rem. Magnum model is sold exclusively at Sportsman’s Warehouse and comes in a black synthetic stock and fluted barrel. The fluted barrel is cold-hammer forged, free-floating stainless steel barrel and stainless steel action. All of the metal parts are made of Sako’s high-grade stainless steel, providing durability and protection against corrosion and rust. Shooters that are looking for a durable gun will be impressed with the overall craftsmanship and attention to detail.
In addition to their Sportsman’s Warehouse exclusive 7MM Mag., Tikka is also offering an exclusive version of the Superlite in .243 and 7MM-08 for 2016.
The Tikka T3 Superlite has a detachable synthetic magazine for quick and easy removal with just the press of a button that will help to safely unload your gun instead of having to individually eject each round. Additional magazines are also available for purchase and are extremely light weight as well. The fiberglass stock is reinforced with copolymer to give this gun a solid foundation that’s ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
The Tikka name is known for their reliability and accuracy. I took the Tikka T3 Superlite to the range and put it to test to see what all the hype was about. After shooting five rounds, I maintained an impressive grouping. Set up at 100 yards, I had no problem grouping five shots at 1” MOA, exceeding the factory standards that guarantees a three shot 1” MOA out of the box. I was impressed with the trigger and its adjustability ranging from 2-4 pounds depending on your preferences. The bolt action is extremely smooth, making reloading quick and simple. The adjustable trigger provides added stability due to its responsiveness and helps reduce excess movement while squeezing the trigger to remain steady for your shot.
The Tikka T3 Superlite offers unmatched accuracy with a solid foundation and impressive ballistics without the excess weight; making those long-range shots possible. The accurate precision combined with the versatility of various calibers and ease of portability, are sure to make this gun a favorite for hunters and shooters.
Shooters who are looking for a durable, luxury gun, will be impressed with the overall craftsmanship and detail of the Tikka T3 Superlite. Stop by your local Sportsman’s Warehouse to see this exclusive gun for yourself!