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Beretta Unveils the New Tikka Tactical Bolt Gun


LAS VEGAS -- Beretta unveiled the new Tikka T3X TAC A1 tactical bolt-action rifle at SHOT Show 2017.

“It’s the game-changer,” said Philip Jones, rifle product manager at Beretta USA. “As far as precision rifles go, we think this is really going to set a very high and new bar.”

The TAC A1 features a “very smooth, very dependable” Tikka bolt action and a two-stage trigger that can be adjusted to between 2-4 pounds, Jones said.


“One of the things that is obviously very important with this rifle is durability,” he said. “If you look at the AR-compatible stock on this gun, it is a machined- aluminum piece with a steel hinge.”

The folding stock has a monopod mount, height-adjustable buttplate, a cheek piece that can be adjusted for both height and angle. There are spacers included in the box so the length of pull can be increased by .75 inches, Jones said.

“It is AR compatible, so if someone wants to remove it and fit their own AR stock on it that is certainly a possibility with this rifle,” Jones said.

The TAC A1 uses a proprietary 10-round steel magazine. The buyer will get three with the rifle, two in the box and one more once it’s registered with Beretta, Jones said.

It has a Sako-made, hammer-forged Tikka barrel and a full-length Picatinny rail along the top of the handguard as well as MLOK attachment points. A removable muzzle compensator is also included.


The TAC A1 is available in .308 Winchester with either 16-inch or 20-inch barrel lengths, .260 Remington with either 20-inch or 24-inch barrel lengths and 6.5mm Creedmoor with a 24-inch barrel.

It retails for 1,899.

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