The Tikka T3x is a precision rifle that comes from Finland, made by Sako and is made in a lot of different models with up to 38 different cartridges and multiple barrel lengths. The T3x Hunter is a new version that makes use of the technology that came from the first generation rifles that Sako produced. The T3x series is seen as an improved version of the original T3 series.
At 8 lbs and chambered in a .308 caliber round, this bolt action rifle is capable of reaching distances up to 1,000 meters for a large target. It has a magazine capacity of 4-6 rounds.
It is an incredibly accurate rifle with a 1:14” twist rate, is lightweight and has a smooth cycle of operations. This model of the Tikka T3x has also been around for some time and has proven itself as a reliable hunting rifle.
Mounting a bipod onto the Tikka T3x Hunter is a natural step that you may want to take for greater stability and accuracy.
There are a number of high quality bipods available on the market that will mount directly to the rifle’s sling stud or, if you prefer, to a Picatinny rail after a bipod adapter has been mounted to the underside.
Listed below is a selection of some of the most commonly recommended bipods that have been found to provide great performance on the Tikka T3 Tactical rifle.
Our List of Bipods Suitable for the Tikka T3x Hunter Rifle
Make / Model
6.3 - 10.3"
6 - 9"
7 - 10"
5 - 9"
8 - 10.5"
9 - 13"
8 - 12"
5.9 - 7.3"
Description of Bipods to Use with the Tikka T3x Hunter Rifle
Now that we have been able to browse through the most recommended bipods for the Tikka T3x Hunter platform we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.
Each of these brief bipod reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the bipod that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.
Magpul Sling Stud QD Bipod
The sling stud mounted version of the Magpul bipod is a strong and sturdy bipod that is made from hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum and injection-molded polymer. It can be quickly and easily attached to the sling swivel stud of the rifle.
This combination of materials provides you with a high performing bipod that will be reliable over a long period of time that is also relatively lightweight.
The legs can be extended with a smooth action that can be locked securely at the touch of a button. The extension increments are set to half inches with a 4 inch range from between 6.3” and 10.3” in height.
The legs can be folded neatly under the barrel and measure 2.3” deep and 3.3” wide to provide a streamlined profile.
The feet are covered with soft rubber that will hold firmly on most surfaces.
Find out more information about the options available by visiting the Magpul website.
Harris HBRS Bipod
Harris Bipods continues to be the most popular brand for hunters and serious shooters alike. The combination of strength and reliability in a lightweight package is commonly cited as reasons for sitting on the top of most hunter’s recommendation list.
The HBRS offers a bipod that can be extended from 6 inches high to 9 inches high. The legs can be quickly deployed and can be set to any preferred height with the legs adjustable independent of each other.
The ‘S’ designation of this model indicates that it is possible to swivel (or tilt) the bipod so that it provides a stable platform on uneven terrain. This means it is perfect for use by hunters who will be setting up in difficult locations.
The bipod weighs only 13oz and is designed to be mounted to any sling stud and would be well suited for use with the Tikka T3x Hunter rifle.
See our full review of the Harris HBRS here.
Vanguard Equalizer 1QS Bipod
The Equalizer 1QS bipod is a good quality prone position bipod that will suit bolt action rifles down to the ground.
The bipod is simple to adjust and will provide the shooter with a great deal of maneuverability with 5 degrees of pivot tilt as well as 30 degrees of swing angle on both sides.
The legs can be adjusted from 7 to 10 inches in height and they use a Pull and Position adjustment method that allows the legs to be quickly and smoothly adjusted into position.
The bipod is built with a buffer spring to reduce shock and vibration so you can be sure you are shooting from a solid base.
This bipod is attached to the rifle using any Picatinny rail mount system. This means if you only have the sling stud available it will be necessary to add a sling stud adapter.
Find out more about all of the bipods and other equipment available from the company be visiting the Vanguard website.
Atlas BT10-LW17 V8 Bipod
Acknowledged as one of the leading brands of bipods for all standards of shooters, Atlas bipods provide high quality components with many features that ensure a solid base every shot. Many hunters using the Tikka T3x Hunter have reported good results with their Atlas bipod.
It is made from 6061-T6 aluminum that is Mil-Spec Type III hard coat anodized and also has heat treated stainless steel components.
The legs can be extended to give you a height range from 5 to 9 inches. There is also the option of including 3 inch leg extensions if you need some added height.
The legs can be adjusted independently to each other. They can be moved into a choice of 5 different positions and can be loaded at the 45 and 90 degree positions.
It has preloaded pan and cant of 30 degrees and each can be locked by tightening a knurled knob that is easily reached.
This bipod mounts to a 1913 style Picatinny rail using the ADM-170-S lever.
For complete reliability and solid performance there is a great argument for spending the extra money up front and getting the best on the market.
Find out more about all of the Atlas Bipods by visiting the Accu-Shot website.
GG&G Quick Detach Heavy Duty XDS Bipod
This is a heavy duty bipod that is suitable in all types of hunting conditions.
The bipod is constructed of Mil-Spec 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum construction and the steel components are made from 4130 steel. The entire piece has a non-reflective matte black finish as per Mil-Spec.
The bipod has a cant feature that will provide up to 25 degrees of cant to the left and right and it is tension adjustable with a tool-less knob.
This bipod uses the Accu-Force QD System which comes with an ergonomic lever that enables it to be quickly and simply locked solidly in place.
It can be mounted to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny or Weaver dovetail rail or you can use an adaptor for mounting on the swivel stud.
When it is deployed the legs can be adjusted between a range of 8 inches to 10.5 inches and they are fully adjustable with a thumb nut to tighten them when the preferred height has been found.
As with all of the GG&G bipods it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Blackhawk Sportster Traverse-Track Bipod
This is a very dependable bipod that provides the hunter with a solid platform from which to shoot. It can be quickly and easily mounted to the sling stud of the rifle where it will provide a steady base.
This particular model offers a height range from 9 to 13 inches with tubular no-rust legs made from anodized metal. They are spring loaded so that they may be deployed quickly.
This is a Traverse-Track bipod and that means it can pan smoothly along a horizontal axis making it perfect for target acquisition and tracking. The bipod also features a pivot capability which will compensate for uneven terrain to give you a level base from which to shoot.
This is a quality bipod in the low to mid-level price range providing an affordable option that delivers some strong features.
Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the Blackhawk website.
Barska Spring Loaded Bipod
The Barska bipod is the first of the budget bipods suggested by avid Tikka T3x Hunter users. It is quick to deploy, has a handy range of heights at which the legs can be deployed and is solidly built.
As the name suggests the bipod legs are spring loaded to provide tension control and it also means that they will retract quickly. They feature a posi-lock wheel as well as a button that triggers the quick retract mechanism.
The legs provide a 4 inch range of extension to give you a platform height from 8 inches to 12 inches.
It is made from aluminum providing a good combination of strength in a lightweight frame. The feet are rubber tipped for greater traction and less movement for a good stable base.
The Barska Spring Loaded bipod can be mounted with either a Picatinny rail or a swivel stud with both mounts included.
This is a good reliable bipod that suits the Tikka T3 very nicely and the price makes it a quality value-for-money option.
Find out more about all of the products available from the company by visiting the Barska website.
UTG Tactical OP Quick Detach Bipod
This low-priced option is very similar to the Harris bipod design but is available at around half the price.
It comes with a mount base that is fully adjustable with a quick detach lever that will lock to fit any Picatinny and Weaver rail. It also includes a swivel stud kit so that it can be mounted to a swivel stud.
The bipod is an aluminum construction with a steel top platform. The legs end with rubberized feet so that it provides a more stable base that won’t slip.
The legs are fully adjustable over a range from 5.9 inches to 7.3 inches with 3 extension notches that will secure its position. When finished the quick retraction button will smoothly draw the legs back to their shortest position. The legs will then fold up so they lie parallel to the barrel of the gun.
It is equipped with non-slip rubberized foot pads so that it will sit firmly on any terrain or surface.
It makes sense to assume that the most important feature you will be looking for in your bipod is that it provides a solid and stable base from which to shoot. This is where it’s worth paying a little extra to ensure you’re getting a quality product that will stand the test of time.
Other features such as whether the bipod can be locked securely into position, whether it has tilt (cant) and swivel functionality will help you narrow down your selection.
It may be necessary to also purchase an adapter to mount your bipod. This shouldn’t be a big deal because they are quite inexpensive and are easy to install.
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