Frequently Asked Questions


Beretta Australia does not manufacture firearms. Beretta Australia is the proud Australian distributor of Beretta Holdings products.

Beretta Australia does not offer firearm safety courses. These are now run by many firearm dealers and private shooting organisations across the country.

Yes, you can download our sizing guide here.

There are some important rules for each state/territory that you must follow when it comes to storing your firearm. You can find the links below to each state/territory’s rules when it comes to storing firearms. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the firearm storage laws.

VIC | NSW | QLD | NT | WA | SA | ACT | TAS

There are a few things you can do to improve your accuracy when shooting a firearm. Improving accuracy with a firearm takes practise, discipline, and proper technique

  1. Proper Stance – A stable and solid shooting stance will go a long way. Feet shoulder-width apart, dominant foot slightly back, lean slightly forward and bend the knees a bit.
  2. Scope/sight Alignment – Make sure your firearm’s scope or iron sights are properly aligned. For scopes, align the crosshairs with the target and adjust eye relief and parallax. For iron sights, align the front and rear sights and centre the target in the sight picture. Consistent alignment practice leads to better accuracy.
  3. Breath Control – control your breathing to reduce movement while firing. Take a deep breath, exhale half, and then hold your breath while firing.
  4. Trigger Control – Maintain a smooth and controlled trigger pull. Avoid jerking the trigger.
  5. Practise Regularly – Set aside time to regularly practise at the range to improve your accuracy.

SAKO bought Tikka in 1983 and both rifle brands are proudly manufactured in Finland with the utmost craftsmanship and precision. Tikka is one of the most reliable rifles on the market with its T3x series, known to be lightweight, affordable and tough. Sako takes it to the next level in terms of performance and luxury. Utilising the best materials, the beloved SAKO 90 allows its users to excel in all conditions and environments.

Absolutely. Sako 85 and A7’s have a 5-shot 1 M.O.A. @ 100m guarantee. Tikka has a 5-shot 1 M.O.A. @ 100m guarantee with heavy barrel models (Varmint, Super Varmint, Tactical) or 3-shot 1 M.O.A @ 100m guarantee with all other models.

Download and Print the Sako Target to zero in your scope, tune in your rifle or practice at the range

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As any experienced rifle owner knows, one of the most enjoyable part of buying a new rifle is getting it to shoot as accurately as possible. If your rifle isn’t shooting to factory standards, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot. keep reading

The Tikka T3x is an improvement over the Tikka T3 due to the following changes:

Modular stock 

T3x has a new modular synthetic stock that has interchangeable pistol grips, making it possible to modify the angle of the grip. This allows for multiple shooting positions. Additional grips are sold separately. The T3x synthetic stock also has an additional attachment point which allows you to change the width of the stock’s fore-end.

Improved grip

A grip that never slips. The T3x synthetic stock has a new asymmetrical grip pattern and shape that has been specifically designed to give a solid grip in all conditions.

New recoil pad 

T3x models come with a new recoil pad technology that reduces the impact of recoil on the shooter. The new robust pad allows you to fully concentrate on the accuracy of your shots.  

Stock noise reduction

T3x synthetic stocks now have a foam insert within the interior of the rear stock – this lowers the stock-generated noise and can help you keep your target in sight. (Not available for models with an adjustable cheek piece.)

Redesigned ejection port 

The new T3x receiver introduces a widened angular ejection port that makes it easier to feed one cartridge at a time.

Improved rail attachment 

Always keep the target in your sight. The T3x models have extra screw placements on top of the receiver so that you can robustly attach a Picatinny rail – even when using larger scopes.

Metallic bolt shroud 

Robustness and quality go hand in hand. Metallic bolt shroud covers and shields the rear of the bolt body and the firing pin.

Steel recoil lug

This extra-strong lug has minimal deformation – even with larger calibers. Compared to aluminium, the steel lug doesn’t have strong imprinting qualities that would cause deformation when larger calibers are used.

The original and legendary Sako Finnfire was built on a P94S action. The Finnfire II is built on the P04R action, which is the same action the Sako Quad is based on, however with a fixed barrel.
Sako 85 – Centrefire rifle, 3 locking lugs, one piece bolt body, comes in 6 action lengths, all steel magazine – available in several models including Walnut, Synthetic, Stainless, Laminated and newly introduced Carbon Fibre stock.

Sako A7 – Centrefire rifle, 3 locking lugs, 2 piece bolt body, comes in two action lengths, polymers magazine with steel feed lips, available with either a Synthetic stock or new Roughtec textured stock.
Sako and Tikka T3x rifles do not but we do recommend Sako Optilock for its great quality and value for money.

Tikka T3 rifles come with a set of Optilock 1” alloy rings that suit a scope of up to 40mm objective lens size. An exception for this is the Tactical, Super Varmint and CTR models as they come standard with Picatinny rails. Battue models are also not sold with rings included as generally they are purchased for use with open sights only.
The 1 in 12 ROT is by far the more popular twist rate here in Australia for the .223 Rem, as most factory ammunition is produced with 55grs or 50 grs projectiles. However if you plan to only shoot 60grs and above projectiles, you should consider a 1 in 8 twist as the faster twist will stabilize a heavier projectile better than the slower 1 in 12.

No. They are famous for their out-of-the-box accuracy. Sako and Tikka rifles have been run in at the Sako factory during proof and accuracy testing. It is good practice however to clean your barrel before firing for the first time as there may be some packing grease in your barrel.

Some bench rest shooters still insist on running the rifle in themselves. While it is not required it is of course not at any detriment to the rifle. Guidelines are as follows: 


  • Whilst sighting in your rifle for the very first time, before firing, clean the inside of the barrel with a cleaning rod and wipe dry with a clean patch until no packing grease is evident, then fire a shot – repeat the clean procedure after every shot for the first 5 shots together with some mild solvent, then clean once after the next 5 shots, then finally clean again after the next 10 shots (20 shots fired). Allow the barrel to cool between groups of shots (if you can’t hold the barrel with your bare hand, then it is too hot to shoot – let it cool first).

    As Sako and Tikka barrels have been lapped several times at the Sako factory, you will find that your barrel should not foul easily – therefore this running in procedure is not as necessary as with other brands of rifles.

Yes, you can! 
Our entire catalogue is available online for you to browse and add to your cart. However restricted items such as firearms and ammunition as well as some accessories are only available via an authorised Beretta Australia dealer. 

The restricted items will be marked in your cart at checkout and a helpful list provided along with appropriate dealer details so that you can follow up your purchase in person via our extensive dealer network.

Unrestricted items such as scopes, clothing, some accessories and many others can be purchased in full and shipped directly to you. 


Once you are on the specific firearms page you can click find dealers, this takes you through to the dealer locator to print off an invoice and find your preferred dealer. Once you have found your preferred firearms dealer you can then take that document to them in order to purchase.

Alternatively you can use the dealer locator to find your preferred dealer and inquire instore about their stock or ordering.

Please note that dealer prices may differ to what is listed on our website.

When looking to find the right firearm for you, it is important to consider the purpose whether that be hunting or sport shooting. The firearm should meet your needs, fit your body and be safe and reliable. Look for reputable brands that have a solid build quality and materials that are durable. Beretta Australia offers the highest quality firearms across all firearm categories. Browse our firearms.

You need to have a category C licence to be able to buy/own a semi-automatic shotgun in Australia. To purchase a semi-auto you must be:

1. A primary producer. The dealer usually applies on behalf of the customer for a B709A from the State Firearms Registry office. B709A must include:

• Customer full name and address

• Customer firearms licence number

• Firearm model description

• Firearm serial number

2. A Sporting Shooter. Sporting shooters must get a certified sports shooter certificate issued by the Attorney Generals Department. Customs requires presentation of a certified sports shooter certificate before they will allow the release of the firearm to Beretta Australia for sale to your local dealer.
We strongly recommend you talk to your local dealer or visit the Police website for your State for more information. 

Yes, you will need a licence to buy any sort of firearm or ammunition including Air Rifles in Australia. You will also need to acquire a permit to purchase a Firearm. Each State has its own firearms laws. Chat to your local dealer or start by checking out the Police website for your state. (Follow the links below) 

VIC   |   ACT  |  NSW   |    QLD   |    NT   |    WA   |    SA   |    TAS


The Beretta Australia Workshop is our expert team of gunsmiths leading the Australian shooting industry. They conduct firearms servicing, fittings, and have now expanded to gunsmithing services. To find out everything they do contact us.

The flagship services offered by our Workshop are the Free Shotgun Fitting for all new Beretta, Benelli and Franchi competition shotguns purchased through any Beretta Australia Authorised Dealer. Furthermore our Free Forever Servicing Program. For the life of your shotgun, we will service it for FREE (including parts and labour) at any advertised event we attend with our servicing team.

Forever Servicing only applies to all Beretta, Benelli & Franchi Australia authorised dealers, so make sure you buy from one of these dealers.

Other services offered:

Rifle Services

  • General Barrel & Action Work
  • General Mount & Sight Fitting Work
  • Stock Work Rifle
  • General Servicing & Adjustments


Handgun Services

  • Performance Upgrades


Shotgun Services

  • Shotgun Stock Work
  • General Work


Cerakoting Services

  • Rifle
  • Handgun
  • Over & Under Shotgun
  • Lever/Pump Shotgun


For a more detailed breakdown of every service that our Workshop team offers as well as their pricing visit the Beretta Workshop Page

To schedule a workshop service appointment use our contact form here

For a detailed explanation on how to clean your rifle check out our article here it includes a tool checklist and step by step guide to cleaning your rifle the best way.

There are 10 basic rules of firearms safety

  1. Treat every firearm as loaded
  2. Always point firearms in a safe direction
  3. Load a firearm only when ready to fire
  4. Identify your target beyond all doubt
  5. Check your firing zone
  6. Store firearms and ammunition safely
  7. Avoid alcohol or drugs prior to and while handling firearms
  8. Never have loaded firearms in the car, home or camp
  9. Never fire at hard surfaces or water
  10. Don’t climb fences or obstacles with loaded firearms



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If you have received notification that your order has been dispatched, please call Australia Post at 13 76 78 or trace your order online.


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There is no click & collect option for online orders.

After purchasing on the website you will receive an order confirmation shortly after. If 10 minutes have passed and you haven’t received any order confirmation check your junk files as sometimes it doesn’t go to the inbox. If there is nothing there contact our customer service team and we will assist you.

We cannot guarantee how quickly you will receive your item. The most common time is within a week but this can vary based on shipping companies and if your listed address is rural or metropolitan.


No, we don’t currently offer shipping insurance for our shipping.


We offer a generous 30 day change of mind guarantee as long as the item is in its original condition with tags attached. You can find our returns policy here.

If you need to change your order for any reason, reach out to our customer service team as soon as possible so we can assist you and avoid further delays.

Being part of the Beretta Holding Group our products come with some of the best warranties in the shooting industry. You can read all our product warranties here

All the information regarding our customer service team is located on our contact us page. They will be more than happy assist you with any question you have regarding the order.

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