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Unread 10-09-2012, 12:36 PM
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Bolt Knob opinions

Getting ready to do some mods to a new 700 XCR Compact Tactical and I was just wondering what everybody thinks about adding a Tactical Bolt Knob? I'm going to use this one mostly for coyote hunting. I'm impressed with the finish on this rifle.
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    Unread 10-09-2012, 01:41 PM
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    Re: Bolt Knob opinions

    I like mine. Seems to make cycling faster. And, most importantly....it looks cool. Haha.
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    Tactical Bolt Knobs overrated and -priced.
    Get a standard ball knob like this, they work and cost only the threading needed.
    You should be able to obtain one in any machine shop.
    I didn't find an American online shop selling them, so you have to search the net a bit, if you don't know anyone working in machining or similar.
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    Re: Bolt Knob opinions

    There are always pro's & con's when modifying your rig & adding a "tactical" or oversized bolt knob is no different. Here's how I see it:

    Pro's:
    Does assist with bolt manipulation as it usually makes the lever longer.
    Easier to "find' as you're observing through the scope

    Con's:
    Some of them stick WAY out there, making it possible to snag on things you don't want it to.
    Can be a real PITA when you carry the rifle slung over your shoulder, the knob can dig into your back/side.


    If you're looking for an easy route, I was able to install one of these myself:
    TACTICAL BOLT KNOB CONVERSION - Brownells


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    On a true hunting/carry rifle. I would avoid anything to large. They snag and dig into your back as stated in previous posts. Round is normally best. On a bench gun or heavy rig go for it.
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    Re: Bolt Knob opinions

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    Originally Posted by 13point View Post
    Getting ready to do some mods to a new 700 XCR Compact Tactical and I was just wondering what everybody thinks about adding a Tactical Bolt Knob? I'm going to use this one mostly for coyote hunting. I'm impressed with the finish on this rifle.
    Check out Twistedbarrel.com, that guy has a huge selection of knobs that he makes. I have one of his smaller aluminum knobs on my newest rifle and love it. For the record, I will never own another rifle with a plain Remmy knob, once I started using oversize knobs I can't go back. And by oversize I mean larger than stock but not too large.
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