I agree. I installed my Sterk swept ball in a matter of minutes using the Tikka-supplied bolt shroud removal tool.easy peasy….search youtube
As an aside, as trivial of an upgrade as it seems, it really does add a lot to the feel and function of the bolt throw.
Edit to add question: Does anyone know what material Tikka bolts are? I've got a Tac A1 in 6.5CM and I'm toying with the idea of fluting the bolt. If its stainless, I'll just polish it up after and leave it raw. If it's carbon, I'll have it coated.