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From the looks of it (not ever seeing it in person) it looks like you would just have to cut the "knob" off the bolt handle and thread it, if you didn't want to do this yourself any machine shop would be able to do it.
 

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You cut the bolt knob off, drill it and solder a thread post in the hole that the tactical knob screws onto.

A place called Arizona Precision does it, like $100 including the knob and finishing.
 

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You bet - I am planning on sending my bolt out to that dude as well. I think it is on the sinpercentral forums that he made a lot of posts showing his work off; looks pretty nice.
 

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Thanks Sprout, just checked out AP and I'm really liking their custom knobs.
The Badger is a decent upgrade from the standard Rem 700 knob (which I've always hated).

After handling several rifles with Badgers, I decided to go with something different;


EGW Tactical Oversized Bolt Knob Teardrop C-Beveled Matte - MidwayUSA

The issue I had with the Badger was that, with the tapered shape, I actually wound up putting the web of my hand/back of thumb where the knob met the shaft, which basically made the whole assembly shorter in effect.

I liked how the EGW had a beveled ring and "caught" my hand better and farther up, extending the shaft and resulting in more leverage. There's no issue with the Badger if you like to grab the knob like picking fruit, but I was taught to use the back of my thumb-- the additional engagement surface provided by that extra beveled ring the EGW provides is something I personally find useful (and a feature not included in the Badger knob).

It's personal, just like the trigger. Don't feel like you have to go with a Badger if do get an aftermarket bolt knob.
 
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