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SINGLE ROUND LOADING BLOCK (SLRB) aka SINGLE SHOT BLOCK AVAILABLE NOW.   A$35ea

- Tikka T3, T3X rifles
- Lithgow Crossover LA102 rifles
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Used to single round load the rifle.  Makes single feeding easy.  Made of lightweight synthetic material coming in at 75grams.
This single round loading block is suitable for any cartridge from the smallest cartridge (eg 222) to the largest magnum cartridges.  NO MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED.
NOTE: These units are made as a tight fit, to make a 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 kept a tight fit).

MAJOR ADVANTAGES using a SRLB:
- Turns a repeater into a single shot, for accuracy development and ease of loading.
- Load testing and development.  Don't risk distorting or damaging your bullet tips or alignment issues while chambering test rounds during load development. 
- 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 (save time in competition).
- Use while cleaning the rifle to block the mag well from splatter and debris.
- 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
- TIKKA T3 CTR
- TIKKA T3 TAC A1
- LITHGOW LA102 CROSSOVER RIFLE
THE BEST MAGAZINE SOLUTION FOR A FACTORY SETUP AVAILABLE!
DROP IN RETRO FIT - NO MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED.

So many rifle owners want the reliability and strength of a metal magazine for their rifle.  But now days, they want more - larger capacity, longer OAL and long wearing.  AND, they don't want to have to make modifications to obtain their needs.  Waters Rifleman has the answer...  Waters Rifleman magazines allow shooters to achieve thier desired magazine solution while keeping their rifle as standard factory issue for flexibility and simplicity.

     - Models specifically designed for the Tikka T3, T3X, CTR and TAC A1 family of rifles and the Lithgow LA102.
     - 5, 6, 8 and 10 round capacity of SAAMI specified dimensions of cartridges for the named cartridge suitable to the magazine (ie. the magazine will
         hold less than nominated for larger cases, eg. 10x 3006 holds 8x 300WSM).
     - 10 designs, specifically for the Tikka T3 and T3X rifle, 6 designs also fit the Lithgow LA102:
       - 223 Rem, 222 Rem, 204 Ruger, etc parent and similar family of cartridges at max 2.4" OAL.
       - 223 Rem parent and similar family of cartridges at max 2.6" OAL for loading long VLD type projectiles.
       - 6BR and 22-250 parent and similar family of cartridges.
       - 308 Win parent and similar family of cartridges such as 243 and 260.
       - x55/Long Taper and similar tapered cartridges eg 6.5x55 and 7x57, etc.
       - 30-06 parent and similar family of cartridges (eg. 270, 280, 9.3x62).
           * 30-06 mags also capable of 284 Win and family, WSM family, 300 Win Mag and other Magnum cartridges such as 7mm rem Mag, 338 Win Mag, etc.
     - Extended round length to allow loading with longer bullets and OAL.
     - Made of light weight aircraft aluminium, with a matte hard black anodised finish.
     - Easily disassembled for thorough cleaning and maintenance.
     - Reliable:  Stainless steel coil spring. Non-tip follower.  Easy loading and smooth feeding. Tune'able.
     - No more plastic magazine issues - premature wearing, rounds "sticking up"/"stove piping", mis-feeding, over-riding, etc.
     - A small price to pay for a
PROVEN and TOP QUALITY magazine.

     - 5 year Warranty from defects in material or workmanship.

FIT & FUNCTION:  We 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. Likewise, shooters of the Waters Rifleman mags are expected to have a fundamental understanding of how magazines work - understanding tolerances, temperature change, round stacking geometry, etc.  This is precision equipment, and precision is not sacraficed.  Your magazine should be maintained. NOTE: While not specifically necessary, we do recommend a light application of dry lube be applied after cleaning to ensure longevity and the best possible operation.   Click here for details:

DOESN'T FIT.  There have been the odd occasion where a shooter magazine will not latching/clicking in place easily. 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, or a number of other things.  Also, some shooters are bedding their receivers, which increases the receiver height from the floor of the stock.  Our mags are made to factory spec plus or minus 0.1mm, and from billet aluminium that won't suffer post machining change.  If the magazine is too tight to latch, the only option is to file off material from the bottom of the 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 very thin material (eg. cut shims out of alum can).  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 performance as a bolt action single shot rifle.  Tight and solid assembly and fixing keeps harmonic vibration even through the whole rifle system, and helps dampen the vibration quicker and minimise vibration intensity spots.

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 rifle 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.  Witness marks can be marked over with black.

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WR MAGAZINE - 223 based 2.4" OAL - 5/6 and 10 shot.
- Tikka T3 & T3x
- Lithgow LA102

Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) from factory 59mm  to approx 61mm (2.4"). Mass approx 6 shot 110grams, 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.  204 Ruger cartridge compatible, but capacity reduced to 9 rounds (larger case).
If in doubt of being suitable to your needs, email and ask FIRST...
           Gen 5, 223 5/6 shot A$155ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Gen 5, 223 10 shot A$170ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Please specify if you are buying this magazine for 204 Ruger when ordering.
      

 

WR MAGAZINE - 223 based 2.6" AOL - 5/6 and 10 shot. 
- Tikka T3 & T3x
(NOT FOR LITHGOW LA102 - USE 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: 6 shot 110grams, 10 shot 145 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).  Not specifically designed for use with the 204 Ruger and 17 Remington, however a small modification will accept these cartridges just fine, but a more deliberate magazine would be the 2.4".
           Gen 5, 223 5/6 shot A$155ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
           Gen 5, 223 10 shot  A$170ea. 
Sold Out - ETA Jan 2.



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

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 Only with rounds loaded to 2.36"+ Not recommended Only with rounds loaded to 2.36"+ 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.  

WR MAGAZINE - 223 based 2.6" AOL - 10 shot. 
- Tikka T3 CTR
- Tikka T3 TAC A1

Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) from factory to approx 66mm (2.6"). Mass approx: 10 shot 150 grams.
This magazine was designed for use with the 223 Remington cartridge and will suit any variants of the 223 family.  This mag will also accept the 222 Remington Magnum and family variants.  Not specifically designed for use with the 204 Ruger and 17 Remington, however a small modification will accept these cartridges just fine.
           Gen 6, 223 10 shot  A$170ea.  NEW! ETA Jan 21.
      

 

WATERS RIFLEMAN WR MAGAZINE 223 2.6" OAL 10 shot 
- ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL AI aftermarket retro fit - NO modifications. SOLVES ALL the AI mag issues.
Suitable for AI, MDT, and most all other stocks for the AI pattern magazine, including narrow receiver systems.
Overall Load Length (OAL) 66mm (2.6"). Mass approx: 10 shot 130 grams.
Metal, black hard anodised finish, machined from billet aircraft grade aluminium.
This magazine was designed for use with the 223 Remington cartridge, and will suit any variants of the 223 family.  This will also accept the 222 Remington Magnum and its variants (eg. 6x47 on 222RM case).  Not specifically designed for use with the 204 Ruger and 17 Remington, however a small modification will accept these cartridges just fine.
           Gen 6, 223 10 shot  A$140ea.  NEW - ETA Jan 21.
       

 

WR MAGAZINE - 6BR and 22-250 based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.  
- Tikka T3 & T3x
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.
             Gen 5 BR-250 5/6 shot A$175ea. AVAILABLE NOW.
            
Gen 5 BR-250 10 shot A$185ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
 

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 (5) 250 (9)
22-250 (5) 22-250 (9)
250 family (5) 250 family (9)

 

WR MAGAZINE - 308 Win based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.
- Tikka T3 & T3x
- Lithgow LA102
Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 74.3mm (2.924"). Mass approx 6 shot 125 grams 10 shot 190 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 this 308 base magazine - consider the 6.5x55 magazine for long tapered cartridges.

           
 Gen 5 308 5/
6 shot A$170ea. AVAILABLE NOW.
       
    Gen 5 308 10 shot A$180ea.  Sold Out - ETA Jan 21.
 

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.

 

WR MAGAZINE - 308 based - 10 shot. 
- Tikka T3 CTR
- Tikka T3 TAC A1

Increased Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 74.3mm (2.924"). Mass approx 6 shot 125 grams 10 shot 190 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 this 308 base magazine - consider the 6.5x55 magazine for long tapered cartridges.

            Gen 5 308 10 shot A$180ea.  NEW! ETA Jan 21.
      


WR MAGAZINE - 6.5x55 based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.
- Tikka T3 & T3x
Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 81.5mm (3.2"). Mass approx 6 shot 130 grams, 10 shot 205 grams. 
Suitable for
6mm Rem, 6.5x55 Swedish, 6.5x57, 7x57, 8x57, 9x57, 9.3x57 and similar shaped long tapered cartridges.  Will NOT work with 308 family cartridges.
Will NOT fit the Lithgow LA102.
              Gen 5 x55 5/6 shot A$175ea. AVAILABLE NOW.
            
 Gen 5 x55 10 shot A$185ea.  Sold Out - ETA Jan 21.

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 body shapes (eg Ackley) will not fit. Tapered cases with improved body shapes (eg Ackley) will not fit.


Gen 5 WR Tikka T3 MAGAZINE - 30-06 based - 5/6 shot and 10 shot.
- Tikka T3 & T3x
Overall Load Length (OAL) max to approx 86mm (3.38"). Mass approx 6 shot 125 grams, 10 shot 195 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.
Specially designed, thanks to an incorporated tapered rib,to fit the 9.3x62 (9,3x62) 284 Win, 6.5-284, 6-284, 30-284 (all 284 body variants).
Fits all magnums in 270 WSM, 7 WSM, 300 WSM and the WSM family, 7 SAUM, 300 SAUM and SAUM family.  From this list, the mags should work with all similar or related shaped cases and variants.  NOTE: Short magnums like WSM need bolt stop moved back approx 6mm (10 min job) due to this mag having longer AOL than the factory mag. 
Belted magnums such as 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag, 338 Win Mag, and family will feed with care of not interlock stacking the belts.
Will NOT fit the Lithgow LA102.
                Gen 5 3006 5/6 shot A$185ea.  AVAILABLE NOW.
 
              Gen 5 3006 10 shot  A$195ea.  Sold Out - ETA Jan 21.

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...