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TIKKA T3 T3X & LITHGOW LA102
MAGAZINE OPTIONS
  
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TIKKA T3, T3X & LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLE
SINGLE ROUND LOADING BLOCK (SLRB)
Used to single round load the Tikka T3 and T3X rifle, and the Lithgow Crossover LA102 rifle, instead of struggling to single feed a rifle with a magazine in place.  Saves the magazine, time, your finger tips and your patience...  Make a single shot without using your magazine.  Yep, sometimes single shot is best...

MAJOR ADVANTAGES using a SRLB:
- Load testing and development.  Don't risk distorting or damaging your bullet tips or alignment while chambering to test loads. 
- Block the mag well to keep clean and free of foreign obstructions.
- Easy to drop the mag and insert to quickly fire 1 rogue or irregular round (no need to remove mag, load round into mag, then reinsert mag).
- Use while cleaning the rifle to block the mag well.
- Has a flat bottom to use as a second stability point when shooting in the field (off car bonnet, roof, etc).
- Excellent for use as a palm rest while shooting offhand.

This one single round block loads single rounds for any calibre from 223 to magnum cartridges.  Fits the Tikka T3 and Lithgow LA102 Crossover rifle.

The NEW Waters Rifleman SRLB, multi calibre/cartridge.  A$35ea
.  Made of lightweight synthetic material, with a colour and surface finish similar to the Tikka and Lithgow synthetic stock and floorplate.
AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).

TIKKA T3, T3X & LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLE

WATERS RIFLEMAN 6 and 10 SHOT MAGAZINES.

THE BEST MAGAZINE SOLUTION AVAILABLE!


So many Tikka T3, T3X and Lithgow LA102 rifle owners in Australia, and around the world, want a metal magazine for their rifle, but metal, or steel, magazines for the Tikka T3 and T3X either don't exist, don't work, still lock shooters down to low/short overall round load lengths, don't hold more than a few rounds, want to shoot 6 and 10 shot matches, waste a lot of your hard-earned money, or a LOT of modification is required to the rifle to retro-fit an alternative.  Finally, shooters of Tikka T3 and Lithgow LA102 rifles can keep their rifle as factory standard for flexibility and simplicity, and reliably enjoy a metal magazine that is long overdue - a metal magazine with 6 or 10 shot capacity, some with extended load length (extra length inside the magazine to hold longer loaded ammo).

     - Models specifically designed for the Tikka T3, T3X and Lithgow LA102 family of rifles.
     - Made of light weight 6061-T6 aluminium.
     - Coating is HARD anodised (not decorative anodise) black finish (may be some variation in colour from batch to batch).
     - 10 round capacity of the given SAAMI specified dimensions of cartridges for the named cartridge suitable to the magazine (ie. the magazine will hold less or larger cases).
     - Can be disassembled for easy cleaning and maintenance.
     - Reliable coil Stainless Steel spring.
     - Follower has 15mm deep side walls to reduce tipping and jamming (stow pipe).
     - Extended length internal to allow longer rounds with longer bullets or bullets seated out further (eg. 80 grain projectiles in a .223 case).
     - Reliable loading and feeding.
     - No more plastic magazine issues - such as plastic premature wearing, rounds "sticking up", "stove piping", mis-feeding, over-riding, etc.
     - A very cost effective solution for a 10 round quality magazine.
     - A small amount of dry lube on the mag internals considerably reduces friction with the spring and follower - PTFE sprays and Silicon sprays (non-greasy) have
       all be used successfully.  Graphite powder might be best, but consider the environment it's being used in.  We don't pre-lube internals due to some shooter
       preferences.  We do recommend something be used to ensure longevity and the best possible operation of the magazine.

HOW GOOD ARE THEY?  We will NOT bag other products on the market.  We'd rather let uses of these magazines do the talking for us...and their comments thus far have been tremendously positive.  We made these magazines for the fastidious shooter that wants the BEST match grade magazine available, the Waters Rifleman mags.  Likewise, shooters of the WR mags are expected to have a fundamental understanding of how magazines work - understanding tolerances, movement due to temperature, round stacking and geometry, etc.

NOTE FOR: LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLES:  The below Gen 5 WR SRLB and Magazine items describe their fit into the LA102 Lithgow centrefire Crossover rifles -- for all 3 stock types (Synthetic stock, the Timber stock and Laminate stock).

- The Gen 5 WR 223s and 308 magazine fit and function in the Lithgow LA102 without any alteration or modification.

- The Gen 5 WR 223 will fit in the LA102 but the bolt cycle is 5mm to short.  This magazine is not recommended for the LA102.

- The Gen 5 WR x55 and 30-06 magazines will NOT fit in the Lithgow LA102 Crossover chassis.

- Gen 1 to Gen 4 WR magazines will NOT fit the LA102 series of rifles without serious mag modifications.

The Gen 5 Waters Rifleman, Signature Series:

Gen 5, 223 T3 Magazines - 10 shot and 6 shot.  (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LITHGOW - SEE BELOW).
Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) from factory 59mm  to approx 66mm (2.6"). 
Mass approx 10 shot 145 grams, 6 shot 110 grams.
This magazine was designed for use with the 223 Remington cartridge, and will suit any variants of the 223 family.  This mag has been used with 222 Remington Magnum, 6x47 (222RM case).  The 204 Ruger and 17 Remington may work while magazine not loaded to capacity AFTER some minor alterations to the follower (at owners discretion).  If in doubt of being suitable to your needs, email and ask FIRST...

           Gen 5, 6 shot 223 version.  A$160ea.  AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).
           Gen 5, 6 shot 223 w/hybrid follower to load 5 shots of 204 Ruger.  A$160ea.  AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).
           Gen 5, 10 shot 223.  A$175ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Gen 5, 10 shot 223 w/hybrid follower to load 8 shots of 204 Ruger.  A$175ea. 
AVAILABLE NOW.

Note, the 223 T3 magazine will fit the Lithgow LA102, but load length is too long for the bolt stroke length.  LA102 should use the 223s magazine.

  
Above: Showing the Gen 5 Left 10 shot Gen 5 223.       Middle 6 shot 223.                      Right a factory Tikka T3 polymer 6 round 223.

  
Above: Showing the Gen 5 metal aftermarket 10 shot 223 WR magazine by David Waters. Showing the 80gr 2.5" length round comfortably loaded.

Gen 5, 223s(short) LITHGOW LA102 & TIKKA T3 Magazine - 10 shot.  
Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) from factory 59mm  to approx 66mm (2.6"). 
Mass approx 10 shot 145 grams, 6 shot 110 grams.
This magazine was SPECIFICALLY designed for use in the Lithgow LA102 and Tikka T3 with the 223 Remington cartridge, and will suit any variants of the 223 family.
This mag also uses takes the 222 Rem cartridge.
The 204 Ruger and 17 Remington may work while magazine not loaded to capacity AFTER some minor alterations to the follower (at owners discretion).  If in doubt of being suitable to your needs, email and ask FIRST...

Note: This magazine will work fine in either the T3 or LA102 provided seated bullets are maximum OAL of 61mm.

           Gen 5, 10 shot 223.  A$175ea.  AVAILABLE November 2017.
           Gen 5, 10 shot 223 w/hybrid follower to load 8 shots of 204 Ruger.  A$175ea. 
AVAILABLE November 2017.

 

 

COMING SOON. Gen 5, 6BR / 22-250 TIKKA T3 Magazine - 10 shot.  
Overall Load Length (OAL) of approx 66mm (2.6"). 
Mass approx 10 shot 195 grams.
This magazine was SPECIFICALLY designed for use with the 6mmBR and the BR family of cartridges.
Also suits the 22-250 case and variants based on the 250 tapered cartridge.

           Gen 5, 10 shot 6BR/250.  A$185ea.  AVAILABLE after January 2018.
 

 

Gen 5, 308 T3 & LA102 Magazines - 10 shot and 6 shot.
Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 74.3mm (2.924"). Mass approx 10 shot 190 grams, 6 shot 125 grams.

This magazine has been designed for use with 308 cases, and all family of chambers - such as 260 Rem (Remington), 7/08 (7-08), 6/08 (6-08), 6XC, 6x47 Lapua, 243 Win.  Note: Long tapered cartridges will not work in this magazine - consider the 6.5x55 magazine for tapered cartridges.

  308 magazine:      10 shot A$185ea.AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).
                                    
6 shot A$175ea. SOLD OUT.  AVAILABLE NOV 2017.                                


Showing 308 rounds with 190gr bullets loaded to approx 2.9"



Gen 5, x55"Long Taper" T3 Magazines - 10 shot and 6 shot.
Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 81.5mm (3.2"). Mass approx 10 shot 205 grams, 6 shot 130 grams. 
Suitable for
6mm Rem, 6.5x55, 6.5x57, 7x57, 8x57, 9x57, 9.3x57 and similar shaped long tapered cartridges.

  x55/Long Taper:    10 shot A$195ea.
                                    
6 shot A$185ea.
                                  
AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).

Showing 6.5x55 rounds with 140gr bullets loaded to approx 3.1 (max 3.2)"


Gen 5, 30-06 T3 Magazines - 10 shot and 6.
Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 86mm (3.38"). Mass approx 10 shot 195 grams, 6 shot 125 grams.

Suitable for 30-06 Springfield and family of cartridges, such as 25-06, 6.5-06, 270 Win, 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen.  Also specifically designed, thanks to an incorporated tapered rib, 9.3x62 (9,3x62) 284 Win, 6.5-284, 6-284, 30-284 (all 284 body variants), 270 WSM, 7 WSM, 300 WSM and the WSM family, 7 SAUM, 300 SAUM and family.  From this list, the mags should work with all similar or related shaped cases and variants.  Short magnums like WSM need bolt stop moved back approx 6mm (10 min job). 
Belted magnums will feed with some care.  See details and pictures below.

  30-06 magazine:      10 shot  A$199ea.
                                       
6 shot A$190ea.
                                     
AVAILABLE NOW (but limited stock).


Showing 30-06 rounds with 190gr bullets loaded to approx 3.3" (max 3.38").


Showing 30-06 6 round mag (the largest) next to a factory 5 round mag - approx same size.


Showing 30-06 mags loaded with 300 WSM rounds with 190gr bullets loaded to approx 3.05" (max 3.38").


Showing 30-06 mags loaded with 284 Win rounds with 183grn projectiles to approx 3.07".

Belted magnum cartridges cycling is dependent on good stacking, sharpness of the belt rim edge, etc.  In the 30-06 magazine, the 7mm Rem Mag have been tested extensively and worked well when overall length is close to max internal mag length.  300 Win Mag rounds seat and feed OK, but the max internal length of mag might not be attractive to some 300WM owners making this magazine, perhaps, not the perfect solution.  Bottom line, is belted magnum cases will fit but due to the belt itself it will be a case of user/buyer beware and purchase at own discretion.


Belted: Showing 30-06 mags with 7mm Remington Magnum (belted) rounds with 190gr SMK bullets loaded to approx 3.37" (max 3.38").  As of mid March 2017 and worked surprisingly well, however, being a belted case performance is not a guarantee.


Belted: Showing 30-06 mags loaded with 300 Winchester Magnum (belted) rounds with 190gr bullets. These bullets are loaded in to approx 3.375" (max 3.38").  The limiting factory is the max size of the mag well in a standard T3...  These rounds were tested with some 300 cycles mid March 2017 and several units in BETA testing, have worked surprisingly well, however, being a belted case performance is not a guarantee.

 

GEN 5 MAGAZINE CARTRIDGE & CAPACITY REFERENCE CHART.

Magazine 223 223s (short) 223 6BR/250 308 308 x55 Long Taper x55 Long Taper 30 06 30 06
Capacity (rated) 6 10 10 10 6 10 6 10 6 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 Not recommended Yes Not recommended n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Material Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Depth (max) mm 69 96 96 136 86 136 86 135 88 133
Weight grams(approx) 110 145 145 195 125 190 130 205 125 195
OAL rounds max 66 61 66 66 74.3 74.3 81.5 81.5 86 86
Cartridges (Cap) 223 (6) 223 (10) 223 (10) 6BR (10) 308 (6) 308 (10) 6.5x55 (6) 6.5x55 (10) 30-06 (6) 30-06 (10)
223 family (6) 223 family (10) 223 family (10) 22-250 (10) 308 family (6) 308 family (10) 6.5x57 (6) 6.5x57 (10) 30-06 family (6) 30-06 family (10)
222 Mag (6) 222 Rem (10) 222 Mag (10) 7BR (10) 243 Win (6) 243 Win (10) 7x57 (6) 7x57 (10) 25-06 (6) 25-06 (10)
222 Mag family (6) ** 204 (8) 222 Mag family (10) 30BR (10) 6-08 (6) 6-08 (10) 8x57 (6) 8x57 (10) 6.5-06 (6) 6.5-06 (10)
** 204 (5)   ** 204 (8)   6XC (6) 6XC (10) 9x75 (6) 9x75 (10) 270 Win (6) 270 Win (10)
        6x47 Lap (6) 6x47 Lap (10) 9.3x57 (6) 9.3x57 (10) 280 Rem (6) 280 Rem (10)
        6.5x47 Lap (6) 6.5x47 Lap (10)     338-06 (6) 338-06 (10)
        6.5-08 (6) 6.5-08 (10)     35 Whelen (6) 35 Whelen (10)
        260 (6) 260 (10)     9.3x62 (6) ***9.3x62 (8)
        708 (6) 708 (10)     7x64 (6) ***7x64 (8)
                8x64 (6) ***8x64 (8)
                6-284 (5) 6-284 (9)
                6.5-284 (5) 6.5-284 (9)
                284 Win (5) 284 Win (9)
                30-284 (5) 30-284 (9)
                270 WSM (5) 270 WSM (8)
                7 WSM (5) 7 WSM (8)
                300 WSM (5) 300 WSM (8)
                WSM Family (5) WSM Family (8)
                7 SAUM (5) 7 SAUM (8)
                300 SAUM (5) 300 SAUM (8)
                *7mm Rem Mag (5) *7mm Rem Mag (8)
                *300 Win Mag (5) *300 Win Mag (8)
                *338 Win Mag (5) *338 Win Mag (8)
Notes ** Stack angle changes after 5 rounds. ** Not recommended for 204 without follower modification to load max 8 rounds. Use at own risk. ** Not recommended for 204 without follower modification to load max 8 rounds. Use at own risk.   Not for tapered cases. Not for tapered cases. Tapered cases with improved bodies shapes many not fit. Tapered cases with improved bodies shapes many not fit. * Belted cases are NOT conducive to feeding guaranteed. * Belted cases are NOT conducive to feeding guaranteed.
                     *** Restricted due to stack angle.

 

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Guarantee of product:
     - Waters Rifleman magazines include a five year warranty from defects in materials or workmanship from time of purchase (with proof of purchase).
     - We will repair or replace any magazine/part that is supplied with sub-standard craftsmanship, unless notified as a "Second" in advance (discounted).
     - No refunds or warranty is given for external damage, abuse or misuse.
     - Be sure to check the magazine on arrival before using it and advise immediately any issues.

Although we hope these T3-sentric magazines will work in every factory standard Tikka T3 and T3X rifle, we are not the manufacturers, or the owner, of the rifle
in question.  We cannot guarantee this product will suit your specific or particular rifle without some minor tweaks in case the rifle may have defects, after
market changes, etc.  However, this magazine has been tried and proven in many customer Tikka T3 rifles without failure, and many positive reviews have
been received from Aus, NZ, USA, UK,  CAN, CZ, FIN, SA, AST, FRA, etc.

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