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 (72)

Will this lug work with the bell and carlson medalist stock..? ( Bryan , 16/10/2017 )

Hello Bryan,

I believe the B & C Medalist comes with a recoil lug bedded into the stock. In that case, you would have to remove their lug and probably bed ours into the stock. Call B & C to see if theirs is now steel and if they are bedding it. I have not worked with one in a while.

Thanks for the inquiry!

Mountain Tactical

my Tikka 3 is in a walnut wood stock and looks like what i see as the hunter model but it doesn't say hunter Just Tikka 3. you have any ideas? ( William Brown, 14/10/2017 )

Hello William,

If it is straight walnut it is probably a Hunter model. If it has a straight American style stock, that would be the Hunter, if it has a raised comb on the stock for a higher optic, it is probably a Forest model.

Thanks for the inquiry!

Mountain Tactical

The T3 LITE uses the same lug as the T3 right? ( Scott greene, 09/10/2017 )

Hi Scott,

You are correct!  

Thanks for your inquiry!

MT Team

After installing the recoil lug I'm finding the bolt stiffer to operate. Is this normal? ( Steve , 02/10/2017 )

Hello Steve,

I have never heard of this, as there is no direct relationship mechanically between the bolt functioning and the recoil lug.  Call our office and give Andrea your number and I'll give you a call to discuss further.

Thanks for the inquiry!

Mountain Tactical

Will these recoil lugs fit a Sako A7? ( Kain, 17/09/2017 )

Hello Kain,

We do not list the lug as fitting a Sako A7, although we had a customer tell us that it fit his A7. As we have not tested the product on that rifle platform, we cannot say definitively that it will fit. You are welcome to try, though!

Thanks for the inquiry!

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