Tikka T3 / T3x - titanium superlite v2 bolt handle
First production lot current underway (October 2022), expected to be finished by mid to late November.
Tikka T3 / T3x, superlite v2 bolt handle
Ti6Al4V Titanium alloy handle - completely skeletonized
Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA - see our website www.BoltKnobs.comPerfect for shaving even more weight off the Tikka T3x Superlite or for that mountain rifle build! We've had an idea of how to design this handle for some time but it took several iterations and field trips before we settled on a design that ticked all the boxes. An all titanium handle which won't scratch, has a highly tactile grip, and is larger than the original factory handle for better leverage (or for use with gloves).
Usually these attributes equal more weight but we started from one piece of grade 5 titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) and then went all out lightening the design without giving up any strength or function. Weighing incredibly just 0.57oz (16.2g), it is much lighter than our other T3 / T3x titanium bolt handles when those are combined with either the intermediate (0.77oz / 21.8g) or tactical carbon fiber knobs (0.99oz / 28.2g). Priced very competitively given the material, machining and tool wear costs are higher than anything else in our bolt handle range.
- Manufactured from grade 5 titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V)
- Extensively skeletonized and incredibly light.
- Weight: 0.57oz (16.2g)
- Length: 3.076" (78.15mm) end-to-end
- Knob diameter: 0.9" (22.86mm)
- Available as a straight handle only (fits both left-handed and right-handed actions)
- Available as-machined (silver color)
Notes on Tikka factory tolerances
This part may not be a "drop-in" fit for your individual rifle. Some minor fitting may be required. There is a wide variation between rifles with the dimensions of the slot in the bolt-body that the bolt handle slides into. The angles of this 'dovetail' are rarely symmetrical which is what causes the fitment issues with some rifles. This is the case with all aftermarket handles machined to tighter specifications than the sloppy factory original. Variations like this are common with mass-produced factory rifles and are due to tool wear and/or cutter misalignment. In the majority of cases our handle will slot firmly into the bolt body, however in some instances minor filing or stoning of one or both angles of our handle will be required to see it fit snugly. If in doubt, take it to your gunsmith, or contact us and we'll be happy to walk you through how to correct the issue.