Re: Anyone else have problems with savage accutrigger?
I feel your frustration... i experienced the same thing from time to time on my model 10FCP.
For me, it would happen only very rarely which is why it was difficult to figure out the cause of the problem...
for my wife, it would happen just about every single time she tried to pull the trigger on this rifle - and she really lost the plot because of it, refused to shoot that rifle in the end.
So this made me realize that it must have been the way she was pulling the trigger and i finally figured out what was causing the problem.
If the small safety trigger thingy is not pulled all the way back dead level with the real trigger before sqeezing - you get that annoying misfire. The rifle just goes click but no boom and what is happening is the firing pin only travels half way to the primer and then getts stopped - you can see this by the depth of the firing pin indicator on the back of the bolt after it happens, its only about half travel. SO, you really need to change the way you pull the trigger to avoid this, making sure you have your finger right around that little side trigger thingy and pull/hold it right back squarely before attempting the squeeze the real trigger with it. My wife tends to pull a trigger with just the tip of her finger which was causing her the drama.
The second problem is when the trigger goes hard and you cant move it at all like the safety has been applied after you chamber a round. This problem is caused by the way in which the firearm has been cocked - to the best of my reckoning it happens when some part of the accutrigger system is still in a half way pulled state when the bolt is cycled and therefore it locks you out so the firearm cant discharge the instant you have the bolt closed. This happens even when the trigger is not touched during cycling and really is a legitimate design or warranty problem with this trigger system. However, i did notice it happens very rarely once we figured out the first problem... When this happens, empty the chamber and pull the trigger hard several times with the bolt fully open, making sure not do it like problem 1, then close the bolt and dry fire it, again making sure you dont do problem 1 - check the firing pin indicator. This seems to free up whatever jams it...
IMHO savage could have made this a bit better so that its not so sensitive to these problems, for example why does the little safety trigger thingy have to be pulled back 100% for it to work? IMHO pulling it back just 50% should be enough to disengage this safety mechanism...