September 2, 2020
Posted By Jason

Tikka Rifle Accessories - T3 Single Shot Loading Device

It's Jason McCann with Tikka Performance Center, here to look at an excellent new product called the Bobsled. It solves one of the major problems that us Tikka shooters have with the T3 as far as limited space in loading high-performance ammunition. As you Tikka shooters know, Tikka is great at providing high performance, high twist rifles, and 223 [inaudible 00:00:36] in a twist, you can shoot an ED Green Burger VLD through it. However, they don't give you very much room in the magazine in order to load that round. And you can see in this 223 magazine, I've actually cut it out to be able to handle my Ed Green VLDs, but it took a lot of trial and error, spring, adjustments, everything, lots of time in my garage trying to make it work, and even then it doesn't always feed correctly. 
Then you have 270 short mag with a 165 grand matrix ballistics, extremely long round, extremely long bullet. You can see in my short mag magazine I've actually cut it out and modified it as well to be able to take the longer round. And then you have rounds like the 7 mm Remington mag which again you put a high-performance VLD bullet in there and you run out of magazine space. This is one of the downfalls of the Tikka system, extremely accurate rifles, limited magazine space. Luckily, Bobsled fixed that, we have this simple to install product, you slide it in your magazine, it centers the round for you and ramps it into the chamber and works in the 223, works in your short mag, works in your or 30 odd six or 300 win mag, 700 win mag or 338 win mag magazine, and then it just pops right out. So we have a 223 here, so we're just going to put it right in the 223, load the magazine up, take a snapshot, I'm just going to throw it in the chamber. Those of you who know, you can't do that with just the magazine in there, close the bolt, shoot it, open rounded jacks, throw the round in the chamber, close the bolt, shoot it, rounded jacks. It's an incredibly innovative product solving one of the biggest problems that we have with the Tikka T3, and we're very excited to have it here at the Tikka Performance Center. 
All right, so we're out here at our favorite range in Logan, Montana. And we have the bobsled in here just to show you how well it works in the real world. Throw it in, catch the round, throw in another one, just a fantastic little tool here. It's worked flawlessly so far, I've put 35 rounds through it, hasn't given me a problem yet. So definitely a winner here with the bobsled. [inaudible 00:03:45] as we were testing our bobsled in this as well, and for me [inaudible 00:03:52] 223 without a problem putting a nice fat short mag in there, and so far I've put about 20 rounds on top of this sled and it hasn't failed once with this nice fat caliber. So I'd say the bobsled is quickly becoming one of our favorite products here. All right, we'll see how we do.