How to put a tactical bolt on a rem 700?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by heathbaker, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    I have a remington sps tactical that I am wanting to put a tactical bolt knob on. Have no idea how to do so and was looking to gain some info on what I need and how its done. Thanks
     
  2. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

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    You really should send it out to get done. Here is a quick rundown on whats involved.
    Cut bolt knob off. Drill out center of bilt handle and install hardened threaded insert to strengthen handle. Contour outside of handle and tap it for new bolt knob. Apply thread sealer and install bolt knob.
    Honestly you should check out Short Action Customs, They do all types of bolt knob conversions for about $100.00. Mark does excelent work.
     

  3. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Much appreciated, ill check it out. Thanks a lot
     
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I offer the service of installing tactical bolt knobs on Remington bolts. Here is a few photos I took of how I install a knob.

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    Factory knob turned down to 5/16" diameter
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    Single point threaded
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    KMW Grenade style knob installed
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    Bolt in rifle
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    Here's a Badger Knob that I installed and polished
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    Here's another Badger knob that was left with the black anodized finish
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    Here's a customer designed knob I made
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  5. gr8whyt

    gr8whyt Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work, Kevin. Thanks for the pics.

    -- gr8whyt
     
  6. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Very impressive work. How much would it cost to put the rubber cone knob on my rem?
     
  7. Boondocker

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    The easiest way to put a tactical knob on a bolt is to send it to GA Precision in KC, MO. One word of caution when installing a large knob on a factory bolt is that they are too close to the trigger for someone with larger hands. I understand GA Precision will now install a complete bolt handle that is straight and not slanted back which is probably a better way to go. No idea what it cost, but it may be listed on their website.
     
  8. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Heathbaker,

    $50 pus the cost of the bolt knob. Which rubber cone knob are you referring to? Installing a Badger knob extends the length slightly but doesn't put the knob any closer to the trigger.
     
  9. Boondocker

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    I have two Badger Ordinance Knobs and I'm going to remove both and install something a little smaller because my trigger finger comes in contact with the knob when I shoot. I think a smaller diameter knob will probably fix the problem since Badger Knobs are so large.
     
  10. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    I was looking at the badger ordnance knob but ran across a EGW knob that was a bit cheeper but looked to be the same. I may go with the EGW. I got a wild hair lastnight after an american honey and coke painted an old hogue stock I had lying around... turned out pretty snazzy if I may say so I splapped it on my tactical... a tactical bolt knob would really set it off. Who does it for $50? ... a gunsmith in springfield, mo said he would do it for 100..." but he said he wasnt too sure how to do it"...needless to say im not taking it to him. Below is a pic of my rifle after i painted it. Not a great pic but I will put up more when I get my nikon camera back.
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  11. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Heatbaker,

    I do it for $50 plus the cost of knob. I own and operate Montour County Rifles, I'm a sponsor here on LRH. Montour County Rifles If you supply the knob it's only $50 plus the return shipping. Earlier in the thread I posted some photos of my set up I made to put bolt knobs on. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or shoot me an e-mail.
     
  12. Lefty Lucas

    Lefty Lucas Well-Known Member

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    Kevin
    Can you do left handed bolts & how much foe the KMW knob?

    Thanks
    Lefty Lucas
     
  13. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I can do left hand bolts as well. The KMW Grenade style knob is $40
     
  14. Elevendysixty

    Elevendysixty Well-Known Member

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    old thread, I know....But would you thread one for a model 70?