The Tikka T3x Varmint Stainless model has metal parts made of Sako's high-grade stainless steel. The Tikka T3 Varmint has a stainless, free-floating, heavy contour barrel with a muzzle crown. The T3x Varmint Stainless comes equipped with the T3x synthetic stock with an extra wide fore-end for benchrest shooting and an ergonomically designed cheek piece. The stock still includes all of the modular features and comes with a vertical pistol grip suited for shooting in a prone position. The improved grip on the T3x has an asymmetrical grip pattern and shape which is specifically designed to give a solid grip in all conditions. The recoil pad has also been improved with a hollow cavity design to reduce the impact of recoil on the shooter. The metallic bolt shroud covers and shields the rear of the bolt body and the firing pin. The receiver has a widened angular ejection port that makes it easier to single cartridge feed and will improve ease of ejection. The T3x has extra screw placements on top of the receiver so that you can attach a picatinny rail. Also includes a swivel stud for attaching a bipod or a sling.