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 (50)

I ordered a new recoil lug from guys and it did not seem to be high enough to to make good contact with the action so I put a piece of hard piece plastic under the lug to raise it up is that going to make the gun shoot better or worse ( Darwin stainbrook, 18/11/2016 )

Hi Darwin,

What you did is ok for now, but the real fix is to bed the lug in the correct position with JB Weld, etc.  Super glue it into the action slot, and put some Kiwi clear shoe polish around the lug on the action so the bedding compound won’t stick to the action. Then put some bedding compound on the bottom of the lug and a small amount in the stock slot. Install the action and barrel into the stock so the stock fits exactly into the recoil lug slot in the stock. Tighten the actions screws to 47 to 55 inch pounds and let the bedding cure. When it has cured, undue the action screws and turn the stock over. Then hit the barrel with the palm of your hand and it will break the bond with the super glue. You now have a bedded lug. Please call the shop directly at 406-285-2371 if this seems unclear.

Thanks for your inquiry!

MT Team

Hello, I just purchased a Tikka T3x CTR .308. The recoil lug on T3x is in steel, so is your stainless steel recoil lug still a significant upgrade?
( Alban G., 09/10/2016 )

Hi Alban,

You are correct that the T3X has an upgraded steel recoil lug.  Upon testing their upgraded steel lug, we have found it will still eventually dent over time. Our Elite steel recoil lug is still significantly harder and stronger. 

Thanks for your inquiry,

MT Team

I have a t3x ctr 308. The 10 rd. Mag and 5 mag. Drop out every shot!! The bolt does not eject the round consistently...bought this gun three weeks ago from cabelas .. seems to be a shooter,,cold bore shots for the first 2 rounds always under 1/2 inch, then,,,,,,,spits the third rd.. my son tried to prove me wrong, did the same thing for him. ( fed gold match 168). Help!! ( Gary, 28/09/2016 )

Hi Gary,

This is not the CTR Forum, but it sounds like there are multiple things wrong with this rifle.   You should not be having these issues with a brand new rifle and therefore this is a warranty issue.

Thanks for your inquiry!

MT Team

Hi. When will there be stock again.
Thank you
( Hein Bester, 17/09/2016 )

Hi Hein,

Please contact the shop directly at info@tikkashooters.com or 406-285-2371 for inventory status.  Andrea will take care of you.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

I have a Tikka T3 sporter Im acquiring a GRS Berserk stock. Do I need a Gen3 Elite Series Stainless Steel Recoil lug? ( Jose Cabrera, 12/09/2016 )

Hi Jose,

That is up to you.  The Berserk comes with a recoil lug, but it is not as strong as ours.

Thank you for your inquiry!

The MT Team

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