Tikka T3/T3x Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lug



The Tikka Performance Center is proud to announce our Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil lugs for the Tikka T3.

Our latest generation of recoil lugs are a significant upgrade from the second generation of lugs.  Previously, we used 316 marine grade stainless steel which had a yield strength of 89,000 psi.  This was a major improvement from the factory aluminum lug which has a yield strength of 21,000 psi (significantly less than the standard psi generated by modern rifle cartridges).  Now we have upgrade the stainless steel we use to 17-4PH H900 stainless steel.  The yield strength of this remarkable steel is 200,000 psi making the new Gen3 Recoil Lug stronger than the action itself!

The primary advantage of the Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lug is the additional strength of 17-4PH H900 stainless steel absorbing the recoil of the rifle instead of the light-weight aluminum alloy Tikka uses.  If you remove the recoil lug from your stock, you'll see an upside down trapezoid appear over time.  This dent eventually allows the action to move under recoil and degrades accuracy.

Our Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lug is also machined to a larger dimension, yet still fits in the factory stock.  This tighter fit results in increased rigidity between the action and the stock.  The increase in consistency of the rifle is amazing!

This is a similar system the Sako TRG-42 utilizes without the $3,500 price tag!

We proudly manufacture our Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lugs from 17-4PH H900 Stainless Steel for the ultimate in weather resistance and a lifetime of service. 

Our Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lugs for the Tikka T3 will provide you a lifetime of service, even under the harshest conditions or the heaviest recoil you throw at them.

These lugs are machined to an amazing +/- .0002" tolerance. 

Installation is simple.  Simply remove the two action screws and separate your action from the stock.  Using a pair of pliers, remove the existing metal piece from the stock.  Then push the Elite Series Recoil Lug into the same recess.  Put your action and stock back together and tighten your action screws.  You are done! 

Note that sometimes it can take a little longer to line up your action and stock because of the tighter tolerances of our recoil lug. 

The Tikka Performance Center Elite Series Recoil Lugs for the Tikka T3 are of the finest quality you will find anywhere.

Q & A (62)

Just purchased a new T3 in the .223. Plan to go to the range soon, but was curious as to this item being a benefit to my rifle even though is it of a smaller caliber?
( Aram Gegaregian, 23/06/2017 )

Hi Aram,

Every single T3 model should have the lug replaced because the aluminum one that comes with

the gun wears out over time regardless of caliber. The factory aluminum lug has a yield strength of 21,000 psi. The yield strength of our steel

(17-4PH H900 stainless steel) is 200,000 psi making the new Gen3 Recoil Lug stronger than

the action itself!

Thanks for your inquiry!

MT Team

I am putting my new Tikka T3X into a KRG X-Ray chassis. Is the upgraded recoil lug something that will work with the X-ray chassis? ( Michael Johnson, 03/06/2017 )

Hello Michael,

We have not tested all the available chassis systems on the market. If the KRG chassis comes with their own steel recoil lug as part of the chassis, or bedded into it, you should be fine with that. If it does not come with a lug, or uses the factory lug, then ours would be a logical thing to use, as it is harder than the factory steel lug. I would call KRG to get the details on this....

Thanks for the inquiry!

I have a Tikka T3 TAC A1. Will this work on my rifle? If so, where does it go on it's stock? ( Ara, 26/05/2017 )

Hello Ara,

We have only gotten a couple Tac A1 rifles through the shop so far. They have gone right out to customers, so we have not had a shop rifle to test things on. We should have one in the next couple of days to test the lug on. Call the office next week, and Andrea can answer your question at that time.

Thanks for the inquiry!

will they fit in a grs berserk rifle stock? ( Daniel, 17/04/2017 )

Hello Daniel,

The Berserk stock comes with its own steel recoil lug, so you are covered.

Thanks for the inquiry!

Another question regarding my new Tikka recoil lug which just dropped into the synthetic stock slot and doesn't appear to be any tighter than the original. In answer to a question on installation, you wrote that the lug should be placed into the stock slot with the beveled side down. The lug which I received does not appear to have a beveled side. So, what's up with this lug? Thanks. ( chuck, 26/03/2017 )

Hi Chuck,

Your lug is just fine.  We changed a tool in the lug manufacturing process and the bevel is now less noticeable.   The slight beveled edged was for ease of installation, but we found it is not really necessary.  The lug can be installed in either direction.


MT Team

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