Paul, Stu, there is no place for a recoil lug to be fitted in the stock. It's the tang that is taking it.
I will call Beretta TS tomorrow and ask them what is going on with no recoil lug.
Can't wait to learn what Beretta's explanation is. There must be a hose-nose on staff somewhere in the Sako research and development section. I've never seen a high powered rifle that used the tang of the receiver as the primary recoil lug. I don't understand why a rifle designer would ever want to place the entire action until the full load of recoil. Doesn't surprise me too much that the rifle won't drive tacks as is.
I liked the idea of tig welding a recoil lug into the slot in the receiver on my T3s. The gunsmith in the other thread said he was certain that could be done safely by an experienced tig welder (which I am not). That's what I was tempted to do with mine - take it to an experienced tig welder - but I never got that far. Then a corresponding slot could be hogged out of your stock and the barrelled action could be bedded the same as most other bolt action rifles. I would relieve the tang from contact with the stock at that point. Let the "real" recoil lug handle recoil and remove the stress & strain from the receiver.
I even looked into aftermarket stocks for the Tikka T3s because my rifles shoot so well. The closest I got to a lead on stocks was that Robertson (a Canadian stock manufacturer) made stocks for the Tikka T3s. I looked at their web site and didn't see the Tikka T3s listed as a standard production stock. But I never did call Robertson to get a confirmation - yea or nea.