Tikka T3 series is a bolt action rifle series made by Tikka. This is a Finnish brand that was found in 2003. Tikka T3 was first came out in 2006. Till now T3 is one of the most popular gun of Tikka. Reason is, it’s a bolt action rifle, it’s quite easy to learn, and it’s capable of doing long-range hunting.
What more could you ask from a bolt action rifle? Now that we know a bit about the gun, what about the scopes?
I did say it is capable of long-range hunting. You can’t do that without a proper scope. Hardest task related to the T3 is to find the best scope for Tikka T3. There are so many scopes to choose from, it’s quite easy to be overwhelmed.
Best Tikka T3 Scopes – [Editor’s Choice]
1. Vortex Diamondback 4-16X44 Tactical FFP Riflescope
Vortex Diamondback is a tactical riflescope made by Vortex. Vortex is known for scopes in all budget ranges. Diamondback is a series of product that includes more than scope. Enough about that.
Vortex used CNC machined aluminum to make the housing of this scope. The dialing turrets of the scope are also made from aluminum. When it comes to Vortex, durability wasn’t a concern ever. This scope is also water, fog, and shockproof.
Lenses used here are also fully multi-coated as well. You will get clear vision of your target with no distortion at all. Glass etched first focal plane reticle will give you a great experience as well. First focal plane reticles are always fun to use with a sniper rifle.
Vortex uses ED glasses to make the lens of this scope. ED glasses performs excellently well under low-light condition.
How many reticle does this scope has?
It comes with two types of reticles. You can choose your reticle while buying.
Do you get mounting rings with this scope?
No, you need to buy them separately. Vortex sells them as well. Alongside flip up caps for Diamondback.
Is this scope designed for specific caliber?
No, it’s not designed to work with one type of caliber only.
2. Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14X40mm Rifle Scope
Leupold make gorgeous looking and performing scopes. There is no denying that. Their scopes are solid and provides great price to performance value.
Made from durable aluminum, VX-3i has an anodized matte black finish with golden accent ring near the objective lens. Golden ring with markings makes this scope look way cooler than it should. On top of that, it’s also water, fog, and shock proof. Everything you could want in a scope.
DiamondCoat 2 lens coating increases the light transmission of this scope by a lot. It also increases the abrasion resistance of the scope. It can protect itself from some nasty scratches as well. As there can’t be any moisture inside the scope, lenses won’t get blurry over the time either.
Leupold provides a great warranty service with any of their products. Like always, you are getting a lifetime warranty here as well.
Does this scope support Leupold CDS?
Unfortunately, all variant of the VX-3i doesn’t have this feature. 4.5-10×40 is the variant that supports CDS.
Is it made in America?
All of Leupold products are made in Beaverton Oregon, USA. Rest assured, it’s as American as it can possibly be.
How many reticles can you choose from?
You can choose from 3 reticles. Duplex, Wind-Plex, and Boone & Crockett.
Does this scope features twilight light management system by Leupold?
Yes, it features Twilight light management system. It’s a light management system designed by Leupold to make their scope perform better under low-light.
3. Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12X44 Rifle Scope
Owning a Zeiss scope is nothing less than royalty. Their scopes are top of the line in terms of performance and cost.
Conquest V4 is constructed from high-grade aluminum that you usually find in aircrafts. It’s as durable as a scope possibly can be. As usual, it’s water, fog, and shock proof. You will get the best possible build quality from this scope.
Lenses are a specialty of Zeiss. Their lenses are used in cameras as well. While this lens is not used in any cameras, it’s still fully multi-coated. You will get the
best light-transmission and color accurate pictures. Performance of this scope is something else.
From color accuracy to bullseye accuracy, it’s as good as a scope can be.
Does it support airsoft guns?
Yes, it support airsoft guns as well.
Does it come with mounts?
No, it doesn’t come with any kinds of mounts. You need to buy your own mounts.
Where is this scope made in?
They are made in Germany.
4. Redfield Revolution 3-9X50mm Riflescope w/Accu-Range
This Redfield has nothing to do with the Redfield bloodline. But they do have a good history behind them as well. Redfield has been making some great budget scopes for a good while now. Revolution 3-9×50 is one of them.
Revolution is made from high-quality aluminum. It’s 100% waterproof as well. On top of that, entire inside of the scope is nitrogen purged. Making it fog proof as well. You can’t have a durable scope without making it shock proof. As we are going to use it on top of a bolt action rifles, that’s quite necessary.
Lenses used here are fully multi-coated as well. You will have a fun time looking through this scope. That much is guaranteed. Vision clarity and color accuracy is on point as well. Redfield managed to coat the lenses just right. They feel tuned in.
Who makes Redfield scopes?
Redfield Revolution is made in the USA by Leupold.
How many reticles can you choose from?
You can choose from 3 available reticles.
Is this a good scope for hunting?
The main use case of this scope is hunting. Paired this up with the Tikka T3, you got a deadly hunting combo.
5. Sightron 26012 S Tac Series 3-16X42mm Riflescope
While the name reminds us of Tron legacy, it has nothing to do with Tron. S Tac series is a medium range scope made by Sightron.
S Tac is made from high-quality aluminum. Aluminum is durable enough to earn the status of shock proof. Inside of the scope is also nitrogen purged. Making it a great scope for winter. Housing of the scope is also 100% waterproof.
Lenses used here are fully multi-coated. Clarity of them is quite good. There is slight distortion in the maximum configuration of the scope. But it’s nothing unbearable. Color accuracy was praiseworthy. So was the light transmission.
It comes with a glass etched Duplex reticle. An easy to understand and almost no flaws reticle. It’s a beginner friendly reticle for sure.
Where is this scope made in?
It’s made in China. Despite people hating Chinese scopes, this isn’t half bad.
Why isn’t my unit MOA-3 reticle?
This scope has two variants. One of them comes with MOA-3 while the other comes with Duplex. The one we mentioned here is Duplex.
What is the tube diameter of this scope?
30mm or 1”. Usual tube measurement.
Best Scope Mounts for Tikka T3
As you can see from above, Tikka T3 doesn’t have stock scope rings nor does the scopes come with mounting rings. In that regards, it’s better to buy scope rings from aftermarket. Here is what I think is the best scope mount for Tikka T3 you could buy right now.
1. Talley Tikka T3 Scope Mounts
Available for both Tikka T3 and Tikka master scopes, this pair of scope rings are made from high-quality aluminum. Aluminum won’t catch rust ever. Screws on these rings are quite solid as well. Chances of stripping the screws are quite thin.
Thanks to the durable construction, zero won’t move anywhere. Mounting rings and gun recoil plays huge role in keeping the zero of a gun.
Tikka T3 may be a bit old weapon now, it’s still a great weapon to give you the taste of bolt action supremacy. Even now, hunters prefers bolt action over semi-automatic sniper rifles. Bolt-action rifle offers you more control on the shot and they usually are more powerful.
It’s a good season to treat your Tikka T3 with a scope. Choose either from the list and you will be good to go.
They are some of the best Tikka T3 scopes available on the market right now. They are good on their own and each has unique traits that appeals to different people. No matter which one you take, they are all the right choice.
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