??Savage Bolt Handle???????

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  1. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Does anyone know of a aluminum or otherwise light weight tactical style bolt handle for a savage????? I am fixing to dura coat my new light weight 270AM and i am wanting something lighter than the chunk of steel that used to hang off of it.

    thanks
    steve
     

  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Rayhill makes a replacement handle thats a little longer and not as big as the factory unit. But I would just put a badger bolt knob on it or something similar. Nate Dagley "308Nate" here makes his own knobs and installs them pretty reasonably you could shoot him a call and discuss what you want.
     

  3. 52449

    52449 Well-Known Member

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    I though that big chuck of steel was Savages attempt at a self closing bolt. Let Nate work on it before you do something crazy like I did.

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    Maybe I should thead it and ad a flashlight or laser sight.
     
  4. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Nate has already been employed for the job but you do get points on creatitivity!!! Once i get the rifle back and painted i will post the whole painful tale for everyone one to read

    thanks
    steve
     
  5. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Rayhill at Stockade offers two different size bolt handles.

    If one tries to turn down a factory handle often a hole of perosity is found in the center.

    Many of the aftermarket bolthandles for a Savage are made of compressed powdered metal. "investment cast"

    Good luck

    Nat Lambeth
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I like the look and feel of the Sharp Shooter Supply tactical handles better than the Stockade/Rayhill handles.

    I also have one made by a guy on Savage Shooters. He puts on a aluminum knob. He will turn/knurl it any way you want. He doesn't charge much either.

    Here's some of his knobs.

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  7. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

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    How much does the guy on Savage shooters charge?
     
  8. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you call him and ask? just ask for Fred or Lisa 419 695-3179
     
  9. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    The ones I posted are not from SSS, so Fred or Lisa won't know.

    Go on Savageshooters.com and send a pm to Dangerous Dan.