I don't often buy upgrades to trick up my rifles, prefer to stick to proven standard stuff and keep my pennies for decent glass on the top. However, I recently ordered a carbon fibre bolt handle from boltknobs.com. This was for my .223 Tikka M595 which has a nice original handle but itís heavy and a bit small for my taste. After quite a lot of rounds even in one sitting, i would still occasionally miss the handle when cycling the next round. It's probably a defect with me, not my beloved Tikka but I thought i would try a chunkier handle to see if it helped
When it arrived I thought I had been robbed, it felt like an empty box, thatís how light it is!!!! I was chuffed to bits to open the box and find a very substantial bolt handle inside, light as a feather, but solid and beautifully finished in titanium alloy and solid CF. Fitting it was easy enough, although my original one didnít want to come out without a decent knock from a hammer and wooden peg, but the new one went in nicely as if it was made to better specifications than the original Tikka handle! So far, this looks a great spend and helped make cycling rounds smoother with less movement off target in between. Very happy so far (zeroing only), time to see how it fares in the field. Nice bit of kit for the price (£56 delivered).