@ chasnmich: the bolt handle costs me $65 including shipping from the factory. I took it to a local gunsmith and we figured it was just too much trouble to install it. The head space was off, which required some grinding and re-blueing. The finish on the tac assembly didn't totally match my action and barrel. so we opted for the same solution you're leaning toward. He cut off the knob, drilled the handle about an inch in, then sottered 5/16x24-thread pin that would take almost any aftermarket knob of my choosing. Turned out nice and cost me the same as the knob, not including the knob. I'll post a pic this afternoon.