Tikka T3 / T3x - titanium bolt handle (Straight)
Tikka T3 / T3x, straight handle
Ti6Al4V Titanium alloy handle, knob included
Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA - see our website www.BoltKnobs.com
See a full YouTube review (Tikka 590 handle) from one of our customers here.
A super-strong and ultra-light bolt handle for the Tikka T3 and T3x which is CNC machined from grade 5 aerospace titanium alloy. Whether you are building the ultimate light-weight mountain rifle, or need to shave a precious few ounces off that competition benchrest rig, or like us, you simply want to use the best gear available, then this is the ultimate Tikka handle. Weighing just half an ounce (14.2g) and when combined with our intermediate carbon fiber knob combined it weighs just 0.77oz (21.8g) - this is half the weight of the original factory handle but offering greater leverage and grip. We inspect every handle for tooling marks, swirls, or post-machining blemishes then test fit to a specially made dovetail gage prior to packing . We have designed the dovetail for a tight fit into the mating slot of the Tikka T3x bolt body.
- Weighs 0.5oz (14.2g)
- Made from Grade 5 Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V)
- As machined finish (0.4 μm Ra)
- 5/16" x 24 UNF thread to accept most bolt knobs
- Shoulder diameter at base of knob = 0.452” (11.5mm)
- Available in left-handed, right-handed or straight options
- The silver color option are as-machined (natural titanium finish, no tooling marks)
- The black color option have a tough DLC PVD coating applied - these are coated in small quantities and are not always available
Notes on Tikka factory tolerances
This part may not be a 'drop-in' fit for your individual rifle, some fitting may be required. There exists variations between individual rifles of the slot dimensions in the bolt body where the handle slides into. The angles of this 'dovetail' will vary between individual rifles. Our Tikka T3 / T3x handles are machined in this critical dimension to tolerances of ± 0.025mm (± 0.001") and we verify these dimensions for every single handle before they are packed using EDM-cut go and no-go gages. Variations like this are common with mass-produced factory rifles, in the majority of cases our handle will slot firmly into the bolt body with minimal movement, however in some instances minor filing or stoning of one or both angles of our handle will be required to see it fit. Bear in mind that you are purchasing a handle which has been machined to be a much tighter fit than the mass produced unit that your rifle came with. If in doubt, take it to your gunsmith, or contact us and we'll be happy to walk you through how to fit it yourself.