Tikka T3 / T3x Bolt Shroud (silver color)
CNC machined from high-grade aerospace Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V
Why grade 5 titanium alloy? ... At under an ounce (only 25 grams), our shrouds are close to half the weight of comparable steel shrouds, yet significantly harder than the best aluminum alloy shrouds on the market. Grade 5 titanium either matches or outperforms the tensile strength and hardness of high-grade steel and has exceptional corrosion resistance. The bolt shroud on the Tikka T3 is not just decorative, it is designed to protect the shooter's face in the rare event of a cartridge rupture or failure, where hot gas and powder debris can travel back through the bolt body (usually via the firing pin hole).
We designed the shroud to have a twin-taper and also cut in a very fine diamond checkering pattern on top of the body to mimic the style of the shrouds seen on the bolts of the more expensive Sako 75, Sako Quad etc. At $89 these shrouds represent excellent value given the level of finish of our design, and additional expense and extra time involved working with this difficult-to-machine material.