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Tactical Bolt Knobs...why?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Younggun, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Hold me beer and watch this TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    Would running in 'night ops' benefit from the oversize handle?

    Would like to hear a response from a group of combat snipers on the question. No disrespect to anyone on here if your/were one.

  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    I'm no sniper or anything of the such but imo no it wouldn't. Once you are familiar with your system placement of the bolt and manipulation is second nature. For years the military snipers used rem 700 actions with factory bolt handles which are on the smaller side of average imo.

    I've shot a few matches in the dark and both of my actions are small bolt handle (see pic) compared to the common badger ord style knobs. I had zero issues whatsoever and at the last one it was even misting/raining/foggy. 4424d370c1344cb2f8c82e6df11337ea.jpg

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  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    I think it's a "mine is bigger than yours" thing. Looks stupid to me.
  4. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

    Jun 10, 2015
    Odessa, Tx
    I put it down to personal preference.
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  5. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Chicks dig big knobs!
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  6. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    This for me. My Savage 10-P came with the oversized bolt handle. I bought it for the 5R bull barrel.

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  7. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

    Nov 25, 2018
    Beaumont, Texas
    That is the Same rifle I have but it looks like this now. I had a custom fiberglass.kevlar stock made for it. Savage .308 1.JPG
  8. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I’m thinking about putting a Bell & Carlson Varmint stock in black with red spider webs on mine, but I haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet.
  9. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    May 5, 2016
    NE Texas
    The only time I can really think of that I needed more leverage was with a Mosin. I think I just beat the bolt handle open with whatever solid thing was near by.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
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  10. TundraWookiee

    TundraWookiee Scruffy Nerf Herder TGT Supporter

    Jan 9, 2012
    Cedar Park
    I had a few like that in Alaska because they were easier to manipulate with gloves but overall it's not really necessary

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