Tikka T3/T3x Gen 3 Elite Series Picatinny Rails
- Brand: Mountain Tactical Company
- Product Code: T3ESRAILGEN3
- Availability: 63
A little over one year ago, we took our flagship rail off this site for a redesign. After all this time,we are happy to announce our Gen 3 Elite Series Rail.
It starts with a change in material. Our Gen 3 Elite Picatinny Rail is made from17-4PH H900 Stainless Steel making it the strongest Picatinny rail available for your Tikka rifle.
17-4PH was designed for the petroleum and aerospace industry where extreme strength and corrosion was required in harsh environments. Once heat treated to H900, the Rockwell Hardness is increased to 44Rc making this stronger than titanium.
Over 200,000 psi is required just to make this rail yield.
The patented integrated recoil lug is at the center of the design. It allows for a larger contact area with the receiver. The larger purchase combined with the strength of one solid block of 17-4PH stainless steel increases rigidity exponentially. We machined a whole batch of 0 and 20 MOAs that just came back from salt bath nitriding. They are good to go!
The primary advantage of the Elite Series Picatinny Rail system is our proprietary utilization of Tikka's recess in the action. This integrated recoil lug absorbs the shearing forces of the mount under recoil instead of the four tiny screws included in most other mounting systems.
We proudly manufacture our Elite Series Picatinny rails from hardened 17-4PH stainless steel.
Originally,we were going to Mil Spec Parkerize the rails but the coating was to inconsistent for the level of precision we desired to achieve.
After much research, we chose to salt bath nitride the rails. This is also known as salt bath - nitriding. Instead of a coating going over the steel, this process changes the steel at the molecular level. The hardness achieved is unbelievable! Once steel has been salt bath nitrided,standard machining tools cannot be used to cut it.
Our Elite Series Picatinny steel rails for the Tikka T3/T3x will provide you a lifetime of service, even under the harshest conditions or the heaviest recoil you throw at them.
These rails are full, MIL-STD 1913 spec rails machined to an amazing +/- .0005”tolerance.
Unlike standard Weaver style rail mounts with limited contact with the scope rings,our full Picatinny rails contact the scope rings over the entire width of the mount. This eliminates potential damage that can occur under heavy recoil.
The Mountain Tactical Elite Series rails for the Tikka T3 are the finest steel Tikka T3/T3x mounts you will find anywhere.
Made in Montana, U.S.A.
Material – 17-4PH H900 Stainless Steel
Finish – Raw stainless or Salt Bath Nitride Black
Weight - 7 ounces