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TIKKA T3 T3X and
LITHGOW LA102
MAGAZINE SOLUTIONS
  
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TIKKA T3, T3X RIFLES &
LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLES

SINGLE ROUND LOADING BLOCK (SLRB) aka SINGLE SHOT BLOCK AVAILABLE NOW.   A$35ea
Used to single round load the Tikka T3, T3X rifles and the Lithgow Crossover LA102 rifles, instead of struggling to single feed a rifle with a magazine in place or with an empty mag well.  Saves magazine wear, time, your finger tips and your patience...  Make a single shot without using your magazine the easy way.  For those times when a single shot is best...and save the loaded magazine for when you really need it...

This single round loading block is suitable for any cartridge from the smallest cartridge (eg 222) to the largest magnum cartridges.  Fits the Tikka T3 T3X and Lithgow LA102 Crossover rifle without modification(***).  Made of lightweight synthetic material, with a colour and surface finish similar to the Tikka and Lithgow synthetic stock and floorplate.

***NOTE: These units are made as a tight fit, as highly recommended, to make this repeater rifle perform like a single shot.  The release lever tang is made slightly over-length to allow for previous wear.  If the block does not clip in first go, then simply file off 0.1mm increments from the SRLB tang until it clips in and out to your satisfaction (but it should be a tight fit).

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.
- When mag empty, drop the mag and insert the SRLB to quickly fire 1 extra round (no need to remove mag, load mag, then reinsert mag).
- Use while cleaning the rifle to block the mag well from splatter.
- Has a flat bottom to use as a second stability point when shooting in the field (off car bonnet, roof, tree branch or stump, etc).
- Excellent for use as a palm rest while shooting offhand.

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WATERS RIFLEMAN 5/6 and 10 SHOT MAGAZINES.
TIKKA T3, T3X STANDARD RIFLE &
LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLE (click here)
THE BEST MAGAZINE SOLUTION AVAILABLE!

So many Tikka T3, T3X and Lithgow LA102 Crossover rifle owners in Australia, and around the world, want a metal magazine for their rifle but metal or steel magazines for these rifles either don't exist, don't work, still lock shooters down to short overall round bullet load lengths, don't hold more than a few rounds, are not suitable for 5, 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 other aftermarket alternatives. Waters Rifleman magazines allow shooters of Tikka T3 T3x and Lithgow LA102 standard rifle platforms can keep their rifle as factory issue for flexibility and simplicity, but reliably enjoy a metal magazine - a metal magazine with 5/6 or 10 shot capacity, with extended load length (extra length inside the magazine to hold longer loaded ammo).

     - Models specifically designed for the Tikka T3, T3X family of rifles and the Lithgow LA102.
     - 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 for larger cases).
     - Can be disassembled for easy cleaning and maintenance (recommended).
     - Reliable Stainless Steel coil spring.
     - Deep side wall followers to reduce tipping and jamming (stove piping).
     - Extended length internals 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 - plastic premature wearing, rounds "sticking up", "stove piping", mis-feeding, over-riding, etc.
     - A very cost effective solution for a 10 round quality magazine - no modifications for mags to insert.
     - NOTE: 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.

FIT & FUNCTION:  We let uses of these magazines do the talking for us...and their comments thus far have been tremendously positive, with only a couple of exceptions.  We made these magazines for the fastidious shooter that wants the BEST match grade magazine available. Likewise, shooters of the Waters Rifleman mags are expected to have a fundamental understanding of how magazines work - understanding tolerances, movement due to temperature, round stacking geometry, etc.  This is precision equipment, which precision is key and will not be varied.  Your magazine should be maintained.  Click here for details:

DOESN'T FIT.  There have been the odd occasion where shooters, mostly of the 223 synthetic Tikka T3, have had the odd issue of the magazine not latching/clicking in place easily.  Note we have NOT had this issue with the Lithgow LA102 or any other Tikka T3 rifles and the other size WR magazines.  We believe this is due to an intolerance of the rifle stock during moulding, or possibly swelling from moisture,  or by over tightening of the stock take-down screws at the factory, or other things.  Also, some shooters are bedding their receivers, increasing the height of the receiver from the floor of stock.  Because our mags are made to spec plus or minus 0.1mm, and from billet aluminium that won't have dramatic change, the only option is to file off material from bottom of latch tang on front of mag in 0.1mm increments until it clicks in.  Don't worry about removing the black, as this will thin out with regular use anyway.  The alternative is to shim the floorplate with some alum can material.  There is nothing wrong with the mag.  Again, precision to a standard can result in issues due to variance in the rifle.  Part of the game...  Your magazine should be maintained.  Click here for details:

TIGHT IS BEST: Ensuring a tight and solid fit keeps your repeater rifle as close to par as possible to a bolt action single shot rifle.  Tight and solid assembly and fixing keeps harmonic vibration even through the whole rifle, and helps dampen the vibration quicker (no intensity spots - hence why BR rifles have the receivers glued in, etc).

MARKING AND SACRIFICE: This magazine is made of metal.  Metal on metal will always result in witness marks.  Use of the WR mag will result in witness marks on the aluminium magazine body.  This is always going to happen, and is preferred to protect undue wear in the more expensive receiver.    The sacrificial wear areas are the front latch tang, rear top flat where mating the trigger front tension leaf spring, and the top rear pivot corners.  If you don't like the silver that will show due to wear and fit, try touching up with black...

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Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 223 based 2.6" LONG - 10 shot and 5/6 shot. 
(NOT FOR LITHGOW LA102 - USE MEDIUM 2.4" MAG ONLY (due to LA102 bolt stroke only 2.45" long))
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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 using very long seated bullets may work while magazine not loaded to capacity after a minor alterations to the follower.  If in doubt of being suitable to your needs, email and ask FIRST... Note, 204 cases result in reduced capacity.
           Gen 5, 10 shot 223.  A$175ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Gen 5, 5/6 shot 223. A$160ea. 
AVAILABLE NOW.
           Please specify if you are buying this magazine for 204 Ruger when ordering.



Above: WR Gen 5 T3 metal aftermarket 10 shot 223 WR magazine by David Waters. Showing the 80gr 2.5" length round comfortably loaded.

Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 & Lithgow LA102 MAGAZINE - 223 based 2.4" MEDIUM - 10 shot and 5/6 shot.
Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) from factory 59mm  to approx 61mm (2.4"). Mass approx 10 shot 145 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.  A much better choice for those that use factory ammo typically loaded to approx 2.25".
This mag also feeds the 222 Rem cartridge as standard.  The 204 Ruger cartridge will feed at reduced capacity.
The 204 Ruger and 17 Remington using very long seated bullets may work while magazine not loaded to capacity after a minor alterations to the follower.  If in doubt of being suitable to your needs, email and ask FIRST... Note, 204 cases result in reduced capacity.
           Gen 5, 10 shot 223.  A$175ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Gen 5, 5/6 shot 223. A$160ea. 
AVAILABLE NOW.
           Please specify if you are buying this magazine for 204 Ruger when ordering.
      

Magazine 223 2.4" 223 2.6" 223 Medium 2.4" 223 Long 2.6"
Capacity (rated) 6 6 10 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 Not recommended Not recommended Yes Not recommended
Material Alum Alum Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Depth (max) mm 69 69 96 96
Weight grams(approx) 110 110 145 145
OAL rounds max 61mm (2.4") 66mm (2.6") 61mm (2.4") 66mm (2.6")
Cartridges (Cap) 223 based 223 based 223 based 223 based
223 (6) 223 (6) 223 (10) 223 (10)
223 family (6) 223 family (6) 223 family (10) 223 family (10)
222 Rem (6) 222 Mag (6) 222 Rem (10) 222 Mag (10)
** 204 (6) 222 Mag family (6) ** 204 (8-9) 222 Mag family (10)
       
Notes ** Stack angle changes slightly after 5 rounds.   ** Not recommended for 204 without very small follower modification to load max 8 to 9 rounds. User discretion.  

 Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 6BR and 22-250 based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.  
Overall Load Length (OAL) of approx 66mm (2.6").  Mass approx 10 shot 190 grams, 6 shot 125 grams..
This magazine was SPECIFICALLY designed for use with the 6mmBR and the BR family of cartridges.  Will also feed 6PPC.
Thanks to case lengths, some minor alterations allowed the mag to also be used for the 22-250 case and variants of the 250 tapered cartridge, but stacking can be irregular and the follower requires front and rear to and bottom edges to have a radius.
Please confirm when purchasing what cartridge you will be using this magazine with.

  6BR/250 magazine:      10 shot A$185ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.  10 shot 6BR.  Recommend max 8 shot for the 250.
                                             
5/6 shot A$175ea. AVAILABLE NOW.  6 shot 6BR and 250.  5 shot block.
 

Magazine 6BR/250 6BR/250
Capacity (rated) 6 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 Yes Yes
Material Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Follower design REQUIRES FOLLOWER CHANGE FOR EITHER 6BR OR 250 CARTRIDGES REQUIRES FOLLOWER CHANGE FOR EITHER 6BR OR 250 CARTRIDGES
Depth (max) mm 86 136
Weight grams(approx) 125 190
OAL rounds max 66mm (2.6") 66mm (2.6")
Cartridges (Cap) 6BR (6) 6BR (10)
7BR (6) 7BR (10)
30BR (6) 30BR (10)
22PPC 22PPC
6PPC 6PPC
BR family (6) BR family (10)
250 (6) 250 (10)
22-250 (6) 22-250 (10)
250 family (6) 250 family (10)

 

Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 308 Win based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.
Gen 5 WR Lithgow LA102 MAGAZINE - 308 Win based - 5/6 shot and 10 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 cartridges - such as 260 Rem (Remington), 7/08 (7-08), 6/08 (6-08), 6XC, 6x47 Lapua, 243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor.  Note: Long tapered cartridges will not work in the 308 base magazine - consider the 6.5x55 magazine for long tapered cartridges.

  308 magazine:      10 shot A$180ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
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6 shot A$170ea. AVAILABLE NOW.

 

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

Magazine 308 308
Capacity (rated) 6 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 Yes Yes
Material Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Depth (max) mm 86 136
Weight grams(approx) 125 190
OAL rounds max 74.3mm (2.924") 74.3mm (2.924")
Cartridges (Cap) 308 based 308 based
308 (6) 308 (10)
308 family (6) 308 family (10)
243 Win (6) 243 Win (10)
6-08 (6) 6-08 (10)
6XC (6) 6XC (10)
6x47 Lap (6) 6x47 Lap (10)
6.5x47 Lap (6) 6.5x47 Lap (10)
6.5-08 (6) 6.5-08 (10)
260 (6) 260 (10)
708 (6) 708 (10)
6.5 Creedmoor (6) 6.5 Creedmoor (10)
Notes Not for tapered cases. Not for tapered cases.


Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 6.5x55 based - 5/6 shot and 10 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 Swedish, 6.5x57, 7x57, 8x57, 9x57, 9.3x57 and similar shaped long tapered cartridges.
Lithgow LA102 Note: The Gen 5 WR x55 and 30-06 magazines will NOT fit in the Lithgow LA102 Crossover chassis.
  x55 magazine:      10 shot A$185ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
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6 shot A$175ea. AVAILABLE NOW.

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

Magazine x55 Long Taper x55 Long Taper
Capacity (rated) 6 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 n/a n/a
Material Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Depth (max) mm 86 135
Weight grams(approx) 130 205
OAL rounds max 81.5mm (3.2") 81.5mm (3.2")
Cartridges (Cap) x55 based x55 based
6.5x55 (6) 6.5x55 (10)
6.5x57 (6) 6.5x57 (10)
7x57 (6) 7x57 (10)
8x57 (6) 8x57 (10)
9x57 (6) 9x57 (10)
9.3x57 (6) 9.3x57 (10)
Notes Tapered cases with improved bodies shapes many not fit. Tapered cases with improved bodies shapes many not fit.


Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 30-06 based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.
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.
Lithgow LA102 Note: The Gen 5 WR x55 and 30-06 magazines will NOT fit in the Lithgow LA102 Crossover chassis.

  30-06 magazine:      10 shot  A$195ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
                                       
5/6 shot A$185ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.

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

Magazine 30 06 30 06
Capacity (rated) 6 10
Tikka T3 & T3x Yes Yes
Lithgow LA102 n/a n/a
Material Alum Alum
Finish Black Anodised Black Anodised
Fasteners S/S 304 S/S 304
Follower Black Acetyl Black Acetyl
Depth (max) mm 88 133
Weight grams (approx) 125 195
OAL rounds max 86mm (3.38") 86mm (3.38")
Cartridges (Cap) 30-06 based 30-06 based
30-06 (6) 30-06 (10)
30-06 family (6) 30-06 family (10)
25-06 (6) 25-06 (10)
6.5-06 (6) 6.5-06 (10)
270 Win (6) 270 Win (10)
280 Rem (6) 280 Rem (10)
338-06 (6) 338-06 (10)
35 Whelen (6) 35 Whelen (10)
9.3x62 (6) ***9.3x62 (8)
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 * Belted cases are NOT conducive to feeding guaranteed. * Belted cases are NOT conducive to feeding guaranteed.
    *** Restricted due to stack angle.


Showing 30-06 mags loaded with 300 WSM rounds with 190gr bullets loaded to approx 3.05" (max 3.38").
Note for WSM: The bolt stop will need to be ground back to accommodate the 30-06 length bolt stroke.  This is a 5 minute job...  Refer to this video for a simple how-to instruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4rCsOohVks

 


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.

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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.

For Care and Maintenance instructions, click here...

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