• Savage Axis Threaded Bolt Handle With Hand Tools

    While there are a plethora of upgrades for the bolt handle on a 1X/11X rifle, Axises have far fewer options. It's true that 1X/11X bolt handles will fit on an Axis bolt and seem to work in the short run, but the Axis' unique primary extraction setup leaves them at a mechanical disadvantage. At least one manufacturer makes threaded Axis bolt handles, but, for dedicated gun tinkerers like me, another solution—a cheaper solution—lies within the parts of the rifle itself.

    I will say that precision threading is a task best left to gunsmiths with lathes and mills and whatnot. Were I threading a barrel or drilling new holes for a scope base, I'd send the work out to a gunsmith with a machine shop. However the threading of a bolt handle is a far less precise task and easily within the realm of possibility for a home gunsmith with some basic hand tools.

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    The information contained in this article and the attached video are for educational purposes only. Should you choose to use this information to alter or modify your firearm you do so of your own accord. In doing so you accept full responsibility for any adverse affects, damages, injuries and/or death that may occur as a result.