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 (38)

Will this fit a Sako A7? ( bob, 05/07/2016 )

Hi Bob,

Possibly... we do not have an A7 to test it on here at the shop.  Can you send us a picture of the A7 recoil lug? info@tikkashooters.com

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

I just purchased a t3 gen3 stainless steel recoil lug. I noticed that on side is flat and the other side has a slight beveled edge. Which side goes up o does it really matter ? Thanks ( B., 18/06/2016 )

Hi B.

The beveled edge goes into the stock and the square edge goes into the action.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

When will the Tikka T3 Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil Lug become available ? ( travis, 24/05/2016 )

Hi Travis,

It is available now.  They are selling as fast as I can make them so if you don't get your name on the list, it could be a while.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

Hi MT, I bought a stainless/laminate T3 in .308 and the original lug fits very well, snug and no sign of peening yet with about 50 rounds. Should I replace the lug with one of yours before going any further with my load development, or just wait until I see accuracy start to deteriorate? Also wondering how soon you will have them back in stock? Thanks ( Jeff, 24/05/2016 )

Hi Jeff,

That is up to you.  If you start to see an upside down trapezoid form on the front of your recoil lug, replace it asap!  If you don't have that formation, yours is still good to go.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team 

What Steel is used to make the Tikka actions? What is the Yield strength? ( Sean, 29/04/2016 )

Hi Sean,

That is a great question.  I've been trying to get it out of Beretta for years now.  All I know is that it's a $*&#! to machine compared to a Remington or a Savage.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

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