After the overwhelming success of the Gen1 Billet Tikka Magazines, our team went back to the drawing board to make this Tikka staple even better. Using feedback from our worldwide network of customers who use these mags in virtually every condition possible, we went to work implementing the changes they requested.
Based on this feedback, we are excited to introduce the MOUNTAIN TACTICAL® Gen2 Billet Magazines for the Tikka T3/T3x rifle system.
These magazines are 33% lighter than their Gen1 counterparts. They also feature smoother feeding and positive ejection.
Additionally, our team was able to create a reliable feeding geometry that allows the long action magazine to feed 308 based cartridges and short magnum cartridges all from the same magazine. This eliminates confusion for owners of multiple rifles. One magazine can feed all their short action Tikka T3 or T3x rifles.
While we were updating the features and geometry of this magazine, we also had the opportunity to update our manufacturing processes. We passed on the cost savings of the lower machining cost with a 12.5% reduction in price compared to the Gen1 mags.
Simply put, these are the finest Tikka T3 or Tikka T3x magazines available.
Since the Tikka T3 and T3x were released, Tikka Shooters have complained about the plastic magazines included with the rifle. Other companies have released billet magazines, but the cost is prohibitive for most Tikka owners.
MOUNTAIN TACTICAL® has created an affordable magazine for the Tikka community.
The MOUNTAIN TACTICAL® Gen2 Billet Magazine bodies are cut from aerospace-grade billet aluminum and hard anodized for a lifetime of service.
The magazine followers are machined from Delrin, a self-lubricating thermo-polymer typically reserved for precision applications requiring high lubricity while retaining superior solvent and chemical resistance.
One of the key components is a quality magazine spring. Going cheap would create a magazine that would fatigue over time and fail in the field.
We’ve chosen to have custom 17-7 PH stainless steel springs manufactured. 17-7 PH is an amazing material designed for the aerospace industry when intricate parts require low distortion over time and temperature changes. Additionally, it has phenomenal corrosion resistance and retains its mechanical properties under substantial stress.